It's that time of year again! It's the time when the laziness of long warm summer days give way to the short cool crispness of autumn. It's the time when our streets and sidewalks are strewn with colored leaves and porches are adorned with pumpkins, dried stalks of corn, and small bales of hay. These … Continue reading Reformation Sunday – 2017
The term “Reformation” is used in a number of senses, and it is helpful to distinguish them. As used in the historical literature, the term “Reformation” generally refers to reform movements in dif… Source: A Number of Different “Reformations”
On 2 May 1689, Nehemiah Coxe wrote his will and set his final affairs in order. Three days later, he died of an unknown illness. He was buried in Bunhill fields (quite close to John Owen’s gr… Source: Nehemiah Coxe (d. 5 May 1689)
Recently, the 1689 Federalism Blog posted some excerpts from Benjamin Keach's 1697 Confession of Faith, written for the Baptist Church at Horsley-down, England. A church which would later be moved by the famous Baptist Pastor John Gill to Carter Lane, Southwark, and then to New Park Street, where it was pastored by Charles Spurgeon! Regular … Continue reading Benjamin Keach’s Articles of Faith, 1697
On this day in 1517 Martin Luther tacked the 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This was the initial blow in what eventually led to the Protestant Reformation. During the Reformation, the Bablyonian captivity of the church was broken, the power of anti-christ was weakened, and the Word of God … Continue reading Happy Reformation Day 2015!
On this day in 1517 Martin Luther tacked the 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This was the initial blow in what eventually led to the Protestant Reformation. During the Reformation, the Bablyonian captivity of the church was broken, the power of anti-christ was weakened, and the Word of God … Continue reading Happy Reformation Day 2014!
The Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies posted a few examples of the refreshingly simple format for worship used by our Particular Baptist forefathers: The Simplicity of Early Baptist Worship: Order of Worship A Brother reads a Psalm Time spent in Prayer Read some portion of Holy Scripture Preaching Prayer Psalm singing An example from Hanserd … Continue reading The Simplicity of Early Baptist Worship
On October 31, 1517, Dr. Martin Luther nailed a disputation against the sale of indulgences on Castle Church door (Thesentür in der Schlosskirche) in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther was protesting the practices of Johann Tetzel who was a papel commissioner traveling through Germany raising funds from poor German peasants in order to build the stately St. … Continue reading Happy Reformation Day – 2013!
Benjamin Keach was a pastor who suffered tremendous persecution for his Baptist convictions. He is credited for the Baptist catechism and numerous other edifying works about the Baptist faith. He is also credited for initiating congregational hymn singing in the Baptist chruches. Listed below are a few additional links regarding brother Keach.
Happy Be-Lated Reformation Day 2012! I hope you set time aside this past Wednesday to remember the cause of truth and to acknowledge those who have sacrificed everything for the sake of the gospel of grace and religious liberty (see What Protestants Believe). No, I didn't forget Reformation Day this year. I was unable to … Continue reading Reformation Day 2012