History of the Baptist Churches Composing the Sturbridge Association: From Their Origin to 1843

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J. R. Bigelow, 1844 - Baptist associations - 54 pages
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Page 4 - the Bible, and the Bible only, is the religion of Protestants.
Page 35 - a man of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom," but afterward (it seems) the ringleader of the Nicolaitans ; — if Nicolas, I say, went about to " lay a stumbling block before" Christians, by teaching them that...
Page 27 - Curtis to see that the assessors give order to the constable of Dudley not to take any taxes of the brethren nor of any of the society of the Baptist church to support your minister, or defray ministerial charges, or for erecting any place of worship for your society. May 21, 1744. Jonathan Marsh, clerk of Baptist church. James Coats, brother of the church. Entered on the records of the town of Dudley, Sept. 16, 1746.
Page 28 - Wakefield, a resident in the place, was ordained to the work of the gospel ministry ; not, however, as pastor, yet with the understanding that he would labor with the church in word and doctrine.
Page 32 - The church had just experienced the hallowed influence of a season of refreshing from the presence of the Lord, and...
Page 6 - Scripture, probably, had never entered their minds. But still, the other principles •which they had adopted, especially that of making the scriptures the supreme arbiter in religion, prepared the way for their giving up this unscriptural ceremony.
Page 42 - July 2, 1794, about twenty-five of its members, residing in the south-east part of Wilbraham and the south-west part of Monson, united together, and received fellowship as the second Baptist church in Wilbraham.
Page 27 - William Wakefield. This is to certify to the town clerk of Dudley and assessors of said town, that we have chosen Paul Robinson and Francis...
Page 4 - ... of christianity, but also, what are the ordinances of Christ's house ? The result was, that many of the converts of those days became Baptists. Taking the Scriptures for their only guide, they arrived by a direct and plain course of reasoning at this result.
Page 17 - Sabbaihs, he was invited to become their Pastor ; — he accepted their invitation, and entered upon his duties as the Pastor of the church, June 14th, 1840.

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