Test All Things

When Christianity became corrupted, nominal conversions took the place of regeneration and the kingdom of the clergy began to rise. The nations professing Christianity had no love for the truth, and...

A law was passed in France in 1598 that granted French Protestants (called Huguenots) freedom from persecution. This is referred to as the Edict of Nantes. However, in the year 1685,...

I remember going up Duke Street into Smithfield, and a temptation darted four times into my mind: “What, a young man like you, to mope about religion! It is time enough...

Before the 14th century, the people of England worked mainly in agricultural occupations. There were very few skilled trades and industries. For example, most clothing had to be imported from other...

“The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.” (John 10:13) ———— As far back as the Old School or Primitive Baptist can trace their history...

A young man named George Gorton, who lived at Stow-on-the-Wold, had been in great spiritual distress. Happening to come across William Gadsby’s The Perfect Law of Liberty, under God’s blessing he...

For every one who shall not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is antichrist: and whosoever shall not confess the testimony of the Cross, is of the devil;...

All of the apostles were insulted by the enemies of their Master. They were called to seal their doctrines with their blood, and nobly did they bear the trial. Schumacher says...

It has been falsely and unkindly stated that the [so-called by the religious world] “High Calvinists” had little or no concern for their fellow-men around them. No one showed deeper concern...

On April 19th, 1778, on attempting to speak, his hoarseness became so extreme that he was obliged to descend from the pulpit after naming his text. After the above day he...

It has been confidently asserted, by some modern members of the Romish communion, that the story, concerning pope Joan, is a mere fiction, invented by Protestants to blacken the infallible Church....

Throughout his life, controversy followed this man whom many consider a champion of the Doctrine of the Trinity. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, was sent into exile on five occasions, but his...

Hounded and harassed by his opponents, on numerous occasions fleeing for his life, Athanasius stood fast in his belief that the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit were ‘of the same...

While the views of the Arminians did not include the error of a well-meant offer of the gospel as such, their general teachings were very much like those of well-meant offer...

John Berridge was remarkably careful to preach with great plainness of speech – so much so, that is possible, there might not a word be uttered but the meanest of his...

My dear Friend, I take up my pen to write you some account of the last days of our dear departed friend and brother, John M’Kenzie, believing that to you and...

Tuesday, March 25, 1834. When I came home from chapel I found my poor husband very ill. I went no more to chapel while he lived. He continued to get worse...

I give a few thoughts, agreeably to request, on the character of the late Mr. Gadsby, not to praise the man, but the grace of God in him, and that the...

From John Warburton’s Mercies of a Covenant God. ———————————————– For many years John Warburton’s great trial was that his wife, whom he had married when he was unregenerate, was a complete...

If William Gadsby honoured the Lord in his life, the Lord honoured him in his triumphant death. He was able to preach on his last Sabbath on earth, thus fulfilling a...

This honoured servant of God was born in the village of Kingston in Devon on April 23, 1787 of poor parents and in a cottage made mostly of mud. So desperately...

Born in London in 1712 this remarkable hymn-writer and minister of Jewin Street Chapel, London, 1760, is given considerable prominence in Julian’s Dictionary of Hymnology, and his hymns are referred to...

At Lower Fold, Healey, in the Parish of Rochdale in the County of Lancaster, John Kershaw was born on the 25th August 1792. His father did all in his power to...

In a sequestered village in Rutland called Braunston on February the 16th, 1803 William Tiptaft was born of Yeoman stock. His parents “designed him for the Church” and he became a...

This remarkable minister rose to great prominence and popularity from the humblest possible beginnings. Son of a country day labourer, William was wild and dissolute in his early days. He was...

We are as a group of Baptists: “Old School”, “Predestinarian”, “Primitive” Baptists. Since there are large and different groups by these appellations in America which differ doctrinally and practically, the terms...

The complete works of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) are now on the market, probably for the first time this century. They are strongly recommended by Sword and Trowel as “a magnificent collection...

The world He suffered to redeem: For all He hath the atonement made; For those that will not come to Him The ransom of His life was paid! O for a...

God, ever merciful and just With newborn babes did Tophet fill; Down into endless torments thrust; Merely to show His sovereign will. This is that ‘Horrible Decree!’ This that wisdom from...

Oh Horrible Decree Worthy of whence it came! Forgive their hellish blasphemy Who charge it on the Lamb. The righteous God consigned Them over to their doom, And sent the Saviour...

In a word, God, looking on all ages, from the creation to the consummation, as a moment, and seeing at once whatever is in the hearts of all the children of...

What is then the perfection of which man is capable while he dwells in a corruptible body? It is the complying with that kind command, “My son, give me thy heart.”...

“Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died,” (Rom. xiv. 15,) – a clear proof that Christ died, not only for those that are saved, but also for them...

“It has also been suggested, that ‘Mr. Wesley is a very laborious man;’ not more laborious, I presume, than a certain active being, who is said to go to and fro...

But if this be so, then is all preaching vain. It is needless to them that are elected; for they, whether with preaching or without, will infallibly be saved. … This,...

That are the benefits we receive by baptism, is the next point to be considered. And the first of these is, the washing away the guilt of original sin, by the...

John Warburton (1776-1857) was a link between two generations, for in the early years of his ministry he was encouraged by William Huntington and afterwards became the friend of J. C....

The middle and latter end of the last century was a remarkable period. A chain of ministers, commencing with Whitefield, and embracing in its links Toplady, Berridge, Newton, Romaine, Huntington, and...

For a sound, consistent, scriptural exposition of the word of God, no commentary, we believe, in any language can be compared with Dr. Gill’s. There may be commentaries on individual books...

Thomas Hardy, in one of his excellent letters, makes the following remark, “The best Christians I meet with are generally Huntingtonians.” This witness is true. There is, or as we must...

When the Lord called to Himself the soul of our dear friend, William Gadsby, with truth it might be said, “There is a great man fallen this day in Israel” (2...

Who that knows anything of the wondrous doings and dealings of the Lord in providence and grace can say that miracles have ceased? It is true that the croaking raven no...

We do not know of any reliable history of the Baptists from the apostles’ days down to the present. Of all the books that have been published on ecclesiastical history, that...

I. God from eternity has predestined some men to life, and reprobated some to death. II. The moving or efficient cause of predestination to life is not the foreseeing of faith,...

December 1991 marked the 300th anniversary of the death of the famous Puritan Richard Baxter. There has been much about this man in contemporary Christian magazines, but not a word of...

Question 1: Who is the only self-existent Being? Answer: God is the only self-existent Being. Exodus 3:14 Psalm 90:2 Isaiah 45:5 Isaiah 45:22 John 8:58 Question 2: Ought everyone to believe...

“That there should be some fire even after this life is not incredible, and it can be inquired into and either be discovered or left hidden whether some of the faithful...

We now come to an eminent and powerful minister of the Gospel of a different type–William Gadsby, of Manchester (1773-1844), whose labours extended to well-nigh every part of the country, and...

Life of the Author I was born in the Weald of Kent, as is related in the sequel of this narrative. My father was a day-labouring man, who worked for seven...

I BELIEVE, that every man who is enlightened to see the fellowship of the gospel mystery, enabled to receive it in the love of it, who is blessed with enlargement of...

HUNTINGTON closely and faithfully discriminated between taking the mere lamp of profession in the hand and the vital necessity, upon which he insisted, of possessing the oil of God’s grace in...

WILLIAM GADSBY was born in the village of Attleborough, Warwickshire, about Jan. 3rd, 1773. As his parents were poor, he had little or no education. When 13, he was apprenticed to...

A Declaration of the Faith and Practice of the Church of Christ at Horsely-down, under the Pastoral Care of Mr. John Gill, &c. —————————— Having been enabled, through divine grace, to...

Dear Brother Beebe: Our aged and beloved brother, Samuel Trott, quietly and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus on Tuesday morning, October 30th, at his residence in Fairfax Co., Va., in the...

Elder Samuel Trott has laid off his armor, received his passport, and gone, as we fully believe, to the bosom of his God and Savior. For several months his strength has...

Article 1 – of the Holy Scriptures We believe in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, and receive them as a gracious revelation of the mind and will of God...

The first edition was published in 1644 and, whereas the 1689 Baptist Confession is based on the Westminster Confession of Faith, the 1644 Confession is of purely Baptist origin. This second...

Elder Gilbert Beebe 1800 – 1881 Founder, Editor: Signs of The Times 1832-1881 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ELDER GILBERT BEEBE Mr. Saluson: In fulfillment of my promise, I will state some of the...

Joseph Irons (1785-1852) was one of the ablest preachers of his day, and a powerful and prolific writer. His doctrinal teaching was pellucidly clear and consistent; he was a profound student...

“God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” (Galatians 6:14) I cannot, and, God helping me, I will not, while the Lord...

The desire of my soul is to die rejoicing that God’s just and holy law, broken by me in thought, word, and deed, has been fulfilled for me by the Lord...

Waldenses Confession of 1544 1. We believe that there is but one God, who is a Spirit – the Creator of all things – the Father of all, who is above...

In a letter to his brother Charles in June 1766, the Arminian evangelist John Wesley, now in his sixties, confesses that he does not and never did love God, believe or...

William Gadsby (1773-1844) By B.A. Ramsbottom (1973) A small tribute to this honoured servant of God on the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth. When God has a work to...

Part one of The Life and Times of John Wycliffe, Oxford Scholar, Philosopher and Theologian. This renowned Christian thinker was heavily influenced by the teachings of Augustine, mention is also made...

John Wycliffe’s conflicts with the church of his day increased, he rejected the medieval view of the sacraments, especially that of the teaching of transubstantiation. Fiercely critical, he rejected the Papacy’s...

This article is titled, “The Gnostics”. One criticism that has been leveled at my sermons is this. They say: People are turned off from listening to my sermons because I dare...

From John Warburton’s Mercies of a Covenant God. ———————————————– For many years John Warburton’s great trial was that his wife, whom he had married when he was unregenerate, was a complete...

Philpot’s letter of resignation from the Church of England, March 28, 1835. Mr. Provost: I beg leave to resign the Fellowship of Worcester College, to which I was elected in the...

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“It is manifest that the public worship of the Roman Church is wholly degenerated from the nature of Christ’s kingdom,” so declared John Wesley. He protested against Rome’s doctrines of tradition,...

Who that knows anything of the wondrous doings and dealings of the Lord in providence and grace can say that miracles have ceased? It is true that the croaking raven no...

Here we have the beginnings of an overview of the life & theology of John Calvin. In this lecture, Dr. Nick Needham speaks on the early years of John Calvin up...

The second address in a consideration of the life & theology of John Calvin.

Dr. Nick Needham considers the significance of the Life and Theology of John Calvin, and how this important figure in church history impacted upon a greater understanding of the Reformed Faith....

Thomas Hardy, in one of his excellent letters, makes the following remark, “The best Christians I meet with are generally Huntingtonians.” This witness is true. There is, or as we must...

When the Lord called to Himself the soul of our dear friend, William Gadsby, with truth it might be said, “There is a great man fallen this day in Israel” (2...

The middle and latter end of the last century was a remarkable period. A chain of ministers, commencing with Whitefield, and embracing in its links Toplady, Berridge, Newton, Romaine, Huntington, and...

For a sound, consistent, scriptural exposition of the word of God, no commentary, we believe, in any language can be compared with Dr. Gill’s. There may be commentaries on individual books...

Naked and Unashamed: John Wesley Exposes Himself “It has also been suggested, that ‘Mr. Wesley is a very laborious man;’ not more laborious, I presume, than a certain active being, who...

In times past some of us have recited what has been known as the “Apostles Creed” as a declaration of our faith. I have no interest in reviving this practice or...

John Wesley, A Biography Author: Stephen Tomkins Oxford: Lion Publishing, 2003, paperback, 208 pages. ——————– In 24 short chapters, Stephen Tomkins has given us an interesting and readable life of the...

William Gadsby of Manchester, was born at Attle-borough, Warwickshire, January 3, 1773. When about twenty years of age he was baptized and united with the church at Coventry, under the care...