1599 GENEVA BIBLE FOOTNOTES
Throughout the ages, Baptists have been known by different names, our doctrines are from the time of Christ and though at times our beliefs have been controversial, even scorned from within our own denomination, there have always been Baptists who adhere to the sound teaching of God's Word.
It is my sincere prayer that every Baptist will make a renewed interest in knowing their history, rich in Biblical theology and doctrine. As Thomas Armitage plainly states, we cannot be Baptists without the Bible, therefore, to be a Baptist, one must first be grounded in the Word of God from which our Lord commands each and everyone to give an account of our faith boldly,
Sam Hughey, The Reformed Reader
"We believe that the Baptists are the original Christians. We did not commence our existence at the reformation, we were reformers before Luther or Calvin were born; we never came from the Church of Rome, for we were never in it, but we have an unbroken line up to the apostles themselves. We have always existed from the very days of Christ, and our principles, sometimes veiled and forgotten, like a river which may travel underground for a little season, have always had honest and holy adherents. Persecuted alike by Romanists and Protestants of almost every sect, yet there has never existed a Government holding Baptist principles which persecuted others; nor I believe any body of Baptists ever held it to be right to put the consciences of others under the control of man. We have ever been ready to suffer, as our martyrologies will prove, but we are not ready to accept any help from the State, to prostitute the purity of the Bride of Christ to any alliance with the government, and we will never make the Church, although the Queen, the despot over the consciences of men.
— Charles Spurgeon (From The New Park Street Pulpit, Vol. VII, Page 225).
historic baptist documents:
"There never was a man in the world without a creed. What is a creed? A
creed is what you believe. What is a confession? It is a declaration of
what you believe. That declaration may be oral or it may be committed to
writing, but the creed is there either expressed or implied."
am persuaded that the use of a good Catechism in all our families will
be a great safeguard against the increasing errors of the times..."
"There never was a man in the world without a creed. What is a creed? A creed is what you believe. What is a confession? It is a declaration of what you believe. That declaration may be oral or it may be committed to writing, but the creed is there either expressed or implied."
"I am persuaded that the use of a good Catechism in all our families will be a great safeguard against the increasing errors of the times..."
Why Am I a Baptist?, Thomas Armitage, 1887 01.24.15
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