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BAPTIST THOROUGH REFORMERS

RECOMMENDATIONS

FROM THE FIFTH EDITION, PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER, 1856.

 

From REV. SPENCER H. CONE, D. D.

"We have read this little book with more than ordinary gratification. It treats an important subject in a Scriptural and logical manner. There is no attempt to conceal or modify our denominational principles; they are stated kindly and persuasively, yet with a manliness and earnestness worthy of all praise. We suggest the expediency of stereotyping the work, printing it in a cheap form and circulating it by thousands. ‘Christian baptism is immersion only; if it is right to preach it, it is right to print it:’' – that is my creed; and without either violating it or covering it up, I can heartily commend this plain, straightforward production of our young ministering brother to all who wish to ‘buy the truth and sell it not.’"


From
REV. ARCHIBALD MACLAY, D. D.

"With the work of Brother Adams, entitled "BAPTISTS THOROUGH REFORMERS," I am decidedly well pleased. I have perused it with great satisfaction, and consider the reasoning contained in it the most conclusive I have ever read. It is just the book for the times, I can cheerfully recommend it."


From the
N. Y. RECORDER.

"Baptists Thorough Religious Reformers:.
BY JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.– Mr. Adams illustrates in himself several things; that practical printers make clear, straight-forward writers – that Pedobaptists who sacrifice something for their convictions, make thorough Baptists – and that he is the strongest Baptist of all, who, passing far down beneath philological questions, in which some shallow opponents think they see all there is of Baptist doctrines, sees and comprehends the principles which are embodied in the denomination, as in the primitive church. All these characteristics, illustrated in Mr. Adams personally, are transferred to his book. It is clear and straightforward – it is thoroughly Baptist – and it is so, not on grounds of philology merely, but of those foundation principles which belong to the kingdom of Christ. The volume is suggestive and valuable and will be read with interest and advantage."


From the
MICHIGAN CHRISTISAN HERALD, Detroit.

"The Baptists have not hitherto performed their share of book-work. They are, however, retrieving their character. This work, from the pen of REV. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, is the result of a course of lectures. It is written in a plain, clear, straightforward style, and is an earnest and honest exposition of the great principles of Baptists. The author was formerly a Pedobaptist, and in changing his church relation, he has been led to look more intelligently into the principles of the Baptists, than many who have not had the same reasons to study them. The book should be in the hands of every Baptist family."


From the
GOSPEL BANNER, St. Louis, Mo.

"The author, JOHN Q. ADAMS, is a man of clear perceptive powers. He looks into a subject, not at one. He digs down beneath the surface, and has something to do with principles, which, like roots interlaced, form the strong support of the Christian tree. His subject has been for years a central thought, around which other thoughts have gathered. It grows naturally; he treats it with a master-hand. It is a book you all need. Buy it."


From the
TENNESSEE BAPTIST, Nashville, Tenn.

"We read this book with much interest and satisfaction. The arrangement of the themes is admirable, the discussion of the various topics is bold, clear, earnest, and satisfactory. It presents Baptist principles in an imposing and interesting light, and in this is well calculated to do good. This book should be circulated by tens of thousands. It should be scattered broadcast over the whole land. We shall be glad to see it introduced into the South and West, and we hope our booksellers will order large supplies. Instead of pursuing a time-serving policy, Mr. ADAMS speaks right out, and proclaims our principles to the world, though surrounded by the most adverse circumstances. We honor him for his fidelity and fearlessness. May such men be multiplied."


From the
N. Y. CHRONICLE.

"This work presents the distinctive features of the Baptist denomination in a, new light, and should be read by every Protestant."


From the
CHRISTIAN (QUARTERLY) REVIEW.

"We are here presented with a small volume containing great and weighty principles, which cannot fail of commending themselves to the judgment of the judicious reader. Had the Reformation been carried forward on. these principles, the opposing obstacles to the union of God's people, and, consequently, to the prevalence of the Gospel, had been taken out of the way. The volume is valuable and will repay a careful perusal."


[In addition to the above notices many others of subsequent editions have been received. When the author was in London, in August, 1868, Rev. C. H. Spurgeon informed him that he had used "Baptists Thorough Reformers" as a text book in his Pastor's College, regarding it as the best Manual of Baptist principles he had met.]

 
 
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