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The Sumter Discussion
On the Authority for the Administration of Baptism

Is the Hymnal Dead?
By Michael Bryson, 2011

Some Views on Origin of the Church
Ben Bogard & B. H. Carroll

Why Baptists Do Not Sprinkle Infants
By Austin Sorenson

By J. M. Martin

Baptists: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
by Jarrell Huffman, 1972

Baptism - Immersion
Thirty-eight documents (or books) concerning Baptists on Baptism

The Lord's Supper - Communion
There are Nineteen documents.

There Are Sixty-two documents and Links Here.

Baptist Doctrine vs Campbellism
Twenty-seven documents Concerning the Opposite Views of Campbell's Beliefs

Church Discipline
Twenty-two documents on Church Discipline

Ninety-five documents on Early Baptist Missions
From Various Mission Fields.

Creeds, Confessions, Covenants and Constitutions
There are nine documents.

Baptist Revivals
There are thirteen documents.

Anabaptist Articles
There are ten documents.

Documents on Baptist Ordination
There are eight documents.

The Christian Sabbath
Eight documents.

Buell H. Kazee
Kentucky Baptist Minister, Teacher and Singer
Two bios, two books, other writings

Some Articles from the Western Recorder
Kentucky Baptist Magazine

The Baptism of Jesus
By Ron Crisp, 2012

A Narrative of Surprising Baptisms
By Ron Crisp

Thirty Articles by James R. (Jim) Duvall
Editor of Baptist History Homepage

The duBarry Documents
A collection of twelve documents provided by
Mark, his sons, Philip and Stephen duBarry

Some Writings and Sermons of Ron Crisp

Ben Stratton Articles
Pastor & J. H. Spencer Historical Society Leader
Twenty-nine Articles

Writings of Rosco Brong, Former Dean
Lexington (KY) Baptist College
Sermons & Sunday School Lessons

R. L. Vaughn Articles
Editor of Ministry and Music - Seeking the Old Paths

Pillars of Orthodoxy,
or Defenders of the Faith

Ben M. Bogard, editor, 1900
There are seventeen bios and essays.

Ministerial Integrity
By W. H. McRidley, Pastor
Second Baptist Church
Cadiz, Kentucky, 1881-1932

Twelve Reasons Why Membership Matters
By Jonathan Leeman

Morgan Edwards and W. H. Whitsitt
By James H. Slatton

Biblical Standards of Dress
The Baptist Sentinel

The Cherokee Baptist Churches and Slavery
By Patrick N. Minges

The Duty of Saints and Sinners with Reference to the Gospel
By Milburn Cockrell

150th Anniversary Years of the American Civil War 1861-1865
Baptists and the American Civil War

A collection of documents related to Baptists and
the American Civil War. Also a daily journal of Baptists.

Function of a Baptist Church
Rev. S. Provence, D.D.
Victoria, Texas
From The Baptist World, 1909

Baptist History Notebook
By Berlin Hisel

The Church That Jesus Built
By B. H. Hillard

The Body of Christ: Separating Myth From Metaphor
By Charles Hunt
A Link

The Baptists in History
Baptist Origins
By George C Lorimer, 1898

The Trail of Truth
By William C. Hawkins and Willard A. Ramsey

The Baptist Message
A Collection of Thirty-one Essays on
Baptist Doctrine, Thought and Practice
SSB, SBC, 1911

By Elder J. C. Settlemoir

THE TITHE - Where Did Abraham Get It?
By W. B. Crumpton
From A Tract

Inspiration and Transmission of the Scriptures
By John Leadley Dagg

The Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures
By Robert Haldane (1764-1842)

Notes on Bible Translations
By Rosco Brong (1908-1985)
The Berea Baptist Banner

The Bible Agnostics and Agnosticism
By John J. Pusey, D. D., Virginia
The National Baptist Magazine, 1901

Robert G. Ingersoll and His Infidelity
By J. B. Hawthorne

Leonard Verduin on "Historical Bias"
The Reformers and their Stepchildren

Christ’s Real body Not in the Eucharist
By John Wyclif [Wickliff] (1324-1384)

Concerning Old Ministers and Others
By J. B. Gambrell, D.D.

Twelve Reasons for the Church Before Pentecost
By R. L. Vaughn

Six Points About Church Membership and Church Rolls
By R.L. Vaughn

A Discussion on "The Only Begotten"
By R. L. Vaughn on March 4, 2020
A Link

Insubordination: Its Causes, Tendencies and Guilt
A Sermon by Rev. J. Lansing Burrows
Pastor of the Fifth Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Penn., 1844

Two-Seed Doctrine and Eternal Justification
T. P. Simmons, Marion, KY, 1931

Gleanings from The Baptist newspaper
By James Robinson Graves
From The Berea Baptist Banner

Practical Hints on Preaching
By W. J. McGlothlin, 1917
The Purpose of Preaching
The Preacher's Equipment
Choosing and Interpreting the Text

Shall Women Preach?
By Rev. W.P. Harvey, D.D., 1906

Is It Scriptural for Women to Preach?
By Roy Mason (1894-1978)

On Women Speaking In the Church
From The Baptist Magazine, April 1815

Preparation For the Pulpit
By Thomas Armitage, 1880

Three Witnesses for the Baptists
By Curtis Pugh

The Case for Independent Baptist Churches
M.L. Moser, editor, 1977
Intro & 13 chapters

Objections Against Election Considered
By J. Newton Brown

Customs of Primitive Churches -
of the Constitution of a Church

By Morgan Edwards

Qualifications of a Minister
By Morgan Edwards, 1768

The Signs of the Times
William B. Riley, D.D., Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Home Field Magazine, 1914

Degrees of Punishment in Hell
By Thomas Theodore (T. T.) Martin (1862-1939)
The Berea Baptist Banner

About Heaven
J. M. Stifler, D.D., Crozer Seminary
Chester, Pennsylvania, 1888

Does First Corinthians 12 Mean the Universal Church
or a Local New Testament Church?

By Arthur W. Pink

Brief History of the SBC Conservative Resurgence
By David R. Brumbelow, 2009

The Holy Spirit Administering to the Churches
By Berlin Hisel

A Silent But Effective Testimony
By Dr. T. T. Shields
Gospel of John, Chapter 11
The Gospel Witness, 1937

Plain Preaching and
Preaching "the whole counsel of God"

By Hercules Collins, 1702

The Baptist Spirit
By I. J. Van Ness, D.D., 1914

The Conversion of Saul
By Isaac Massey Haldeman
FBC, NYC, 1916

New Testament Form of Church Government
By William D. Nowlin, 1922

The Two Church Offices
By W. S. Crawford

A Lesson from History
By I. K. Cross, 1988

The Lincoln Family and the Baptists
By Leo T. Crisman, President
Kentucky Baptist Historical Society, 1958

Changeless Truth for Changing Times
By Pastor David Pitman, 1994

Southern Baptists and Negro Baptists
The Home Field Journal, 1913

Indian Stations East and West of the Mississippi River
[Where Baptist mission work was being done]
From The Baptist newspaper, 1835

The Effect of Revivals on Baptist Growth in the South
By Roy Fish

The Church Member's Hand Book
A Guide to the Doctrines and Practices of Baptist Churches
By William Crowell

The Concept of the Church as A Universal, Invisible,
Mystical, Spiritual Body Composed of all Believers,
Either of All Time, or the Church Age

By E. Niles Fisher

Christian Union, Real and Unreal
By Rev. Thomas Armitage, D.D.
The Baptist, 1877

Reasons I Became A Baptist
By William L. Slack
Tennessee Baptist, 1848

Independent and Landmark Baptists in Georgia
From the Georgia Encyclopedia

A Critique of the Universal Church Theory
M. A. Thesis at Baylor University, 1951
By Roger W. Maslin

The Visible and Invisible Church
From the Biblicist via R. L. Vaughn

The Church and the Kingdom
A New Testament Study

By Jesse B. Thomas, 1914

Why Be a Baptist?
By H. Boyce Taylor, Sr.
Second Edition, 1928

Debunking 'Nine Marks' Dual Church View:
Both Universal and Local Churches

By Kent Brandenburg

A Review of Baptist Periodic Literature in the United States
From The Baptist Memorial and Monthly Chronicle, Volume 1, 1842
Rev. R. Babcock and Rev. J.O. Choules, Editors

The Great Commission - Matthew 28:18-20
By Ben Stratton
Farmington, Kentucky

Tates Creek Association of Baptists (KY) Documents
There are three Documents

Establishment of the Columbia (D.C.) Association
From an Anniversary booklet

The Waldenses
G. I. Miles, 1836

John Wickliffe and the Lollards
By S. H. Ford, 1905

I am Pround to be a Baptist
By Duke K. McCall
Former President of Southern Baptist Seminary
A Tract

Highway Robbery from the Scriptural Standpoint
By D. B. Eastep
Covington, KY

State of Slavery Throughout Christendom
From New Baptist Miscellany, London, 1828

Spiritual Reality
Pastor Gerard Knot, 1931
East Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Empty Tomb
Pastor Glenn E. Wilson
Lorain, Ohio

Can The Heathen Be Saved Without The Gospel?
The Baptist Missisonary Magazine, 1848

Confession of Faith of John Clarke and Obadiah Holmes
First Baptist Church
Newport, Rhode Island

The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
With slight revisions by C. H. Spurgeon

The Use of Confessions of Faith in Baptist History
By Steve Weaver
A Link

Keeping the Saints Sober
Practical Reasons Why A Christian
Should Not Drink Alcoholic Beverages
By Jeff Straub

Mabel Clement: A Theological Novel
by J. M. Salee
A PDF Document

Baptist Educational Institutions in the 19th Century
By A. H. Newman, 1894

Query to the Tennessee Baptist paper, 1847
Concerning Cumberland Presbyterian Baptism

Conservative Baptists
A Story of Twentieth-Century Dissent
By Bruce L. Shelley

The Independent Baptists
By I. K. Cross, 1976

Constitution of Baptist Churches
The Baptist newspaper, 1870

Can Baptists Consistently go to the Lord's Table
When it is Spread by Pedobaptists?

By T. R. Espy, FBC, Little Rock, AR, 1870

A Bible Celebration in 1911
Then Comes The Three-Hundredth Anniversary of King James’ Version
By Prof. W. J. McGlothlin, Ph.D., D.D.

Letter from W. A. Jarrel
Baptist and Reflector, 1900

Baptist Corollaries
The Baptist newspaper, 1868

Professor Eaton's Inaugural Address
From The Baptist newspaper, 1835

A Letter to a Georgia Bishop Concerning Baptist History
By David Benedict, 1860
The Tennessee Baptist, 1861

A Statement on the Apostle John and Authority
From The Early Church Fathers: Ante-Nicene Fathers
By Bill VanNunen

Prohibition, Public Morals and Sabbath Observance
Elkhorn Baptist Association (KY), 1931

Baptist Principles, Practices and Polity
Their Soundness Vindicated by Their Natural
Results and Logical Consequences
By T. S. Dunaway, D. D., 1882

American Baptist Missionary Report
"Abstract of the 33rd Annual Report"
From the Tennessee Baptist newspaper, 1847

Reports on
Unity and Central Baptist Associations [TN]
West Union Baptist Association [KY]

The Baptist newspaper, 1867

Who Are The Baptists?
By Curtis Whaley, 1960

The Doctrine of the Suffering Christ
By James P. Boyce
The Baptist Quarterly, 1870

Gospel Doctrine of a Church
By Thomas Baldwin, 1789

Family - Kingdom - Church
By R. Charles Blair

Is Healing in the Atonement?
By R. Charles Blair

A Walk of Faith
(Statistics in Western Kentucky)
By R. Charles Blair

Identifying the New Testament Church
Fundamentals of the Faith
By William Dudley Nowlin, 1922

Why I Came to the Baptists
How a "Disciples of Christ" Preacher Became a Baptist Pastor

By E.L. Mitchell, Burgin, KY

Outlines of Systematic Theology - Ecclesiology
By Berlin Hisel

Import of Ekklesia ('Church')
The Christian Review, 1857
By Rev. J. M. C. Breaker

Preservation of the Scriptures
By A. D. Gillette
Editor of the Minutes of the Philadelphia
Baptist Association from 1707 to 1807

Church Discipline
Baptist and Reflector, 1900

Shall Southern Baptists Divide?
Baptist and Reflector, 1899

New Hampshire Confession of Faith
A Link

"Charge to a Young Minister"
An Ordination Sermon
American Baptist Magazine, 1830

The Multiplicity of Denominations an Evil
By Rev. J. B. Gambrell, 1890

A Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Comparison of Denominations
A Chart by Wendell H. Rone

Baptist Ordination
By R. B. C. Howell, D. D., 1848
Pastor, First Baptist Church
Nashville, Tennessee

Baptist Faith and Practice
By Rev. Thomas Armitage, D.D., 1890

Baptist Succession, Or
Baptist Principles in Church History

"A Centennial Discourse," 1876
The Baptist Church in Harvard, Massachusetts
By G. W. Samson

Observations by an Attendee of the First
Separate Baptist Association in Virginia in 1771
Semple's History of the Baptists in Virginia

The Baptists and the American Constitution
By John T. Christian

A Letter from James Madison to Rev. George Eve Concerning
the Issue of Religious Freedom and the First Amendment

From The James Madison Papers
[George Eve pastored In VA & later in KY]

America’s Oldest African American Church
By Thomas Ray

Correspondence Between the Early Baptists of Virginia
and President George Washington - 1789

Semple's History of the Baptists in Virginia

Articles of Faith of the Green River
Baptist Association (KY), 1800

Early Bracken Baptist Association History (KY)
There are two short histories here.

The Elkhorn Baptist Association (KY)
Original Constitution and
Queries from the Earliest Minutes (1785-1805)

Early History of the Elkhorn (KY)
Baptist Association 1785-1880

Spencer's A History of Kentucky Baptists, 1886

Early History of the Long Run (KY)
Baptist Association, (1803-1880)

Spencer's A History of Kentucky Baptists, 1886

Queries and Answers - from the Baptist Churches
of the Philadelphia Baptist Association
From the Annual Minutes

The Early Baptist Preachers
By Victor I. Masters

Robert Semple's Commentary on Excluded Ministers
by H. B. Little

The Conflict of Missions and Anti-Missions
By Victor I. Masters, 1915

Baptist Missions
By Carl E. Sadler, 1981

The Regular and Separate Baptists of Kentucky Unite in 1801
Kentucky Baptist History, 1922
By William Dudley Nolin

Early American Baptist Newspapers
A History of the Baptists, 1890
By Thomas Armitage

The Baptists: Regular, Separate, and United
By John M. Peck, 1855

Rev. John M. Peck's First Journey
Through Kentucky in 1817

The Christian Repository, 1859

Baptist Revivals
There are several essays

Persecution of Baptists in Early Virginia History
By William Fristoe, 1808

Baptist Lay Elders in the Churches
There are two essays

Baptists and the American Civil War
A collection of information posted on this site
that is related to the American Civil War.

"A Compendium of the Minutes of the
Warren Baptist Association [New England]
from its Formation in 1767 to the year 1825."

A Defense of the Philadelphia Confession of Faith
Pillars of Orthodoxy, 1900
By T. T. Eaton

A Century Sermon, 1807
Philadelphia Baptist Association
By Rev. Samuel Jones

"The Good Confession"
A Centennial Sermon
by James A. Kirtley, 1875.
Preached the year prior to our nation's 100th Anniversary.

The Duty of Baptists to Teach Their Distinctive Views
By John A. Broadus, D. D., 1880

Distinctive Baptist Principles
By B. H. Carroll

The First Four Professors of The Southern Baptist Seminary
Memoir of James P. Boyce
By John A Broadus, 1893

Seminary Notes, Louisville, KY
The Baptist newspaper, 1890

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary News
Ernest M. Harris, 1908

Kentucky General Association Meetings, 1902

A Catechism of Bible Teaching
John A. Broadus, D. D., L.L.D.

A Catechism for Little Children, 1864
Compiled and Published by Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

The Scriptural Attitude of a Church Toward its Pastor
By D. B. Eastep

What Baptists Have Done for the World
Pillars of Orthodoxy, 1900
By John T. Christian, D.D.

The Origin and Nature of the Church
By Davis W. Huckabee, 1970

Nature of the Church
I. K. Cross, 1990

Mabel Clement
by J.M. Sallee
Reviewed by Ben Stratton

Baptist Church Membership in the South in 1861
From the Tennessee Baptist

Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions at the
Beginnning of the American Civil War - 1861

By Samuel Boykin, 1881

History of the Baptized Ministers and Churches
in Kentucky, &c, Friends to Humanity

By Carter Tarrant, V.D.M., 1808
This is a History of Emancipationist Baptists - PDF Format
[Provided by Charles Tarrants, New Delhi, NY.]

Reviews of Cramp's Baptist History
There are two Reviews - One by Spurgeon

Minutes of the German Mission Society
of the Mississippi Valley

The Tennessee Baptist, 1854

Defects of Campbellite Repentance and Faith
By W. C. Taylor

Why Join A Baptist Church?
By Roy Mason (1894 - 1978)

The Annual Call of the Pastor
Tennessee Baptist, 1850

The Deaconship
By T. P. Simmons, 1932

The Office of a Deacon
(I Timothy 3:10; Acts 6:1-6)
By R. L. Vaughn

The Perils of Russellism
Alex W. Bealer, Eastman, Georgia, 1914

From a Methodist to a Baptist and Why
By Frank A. McCrum, Detroit, Michigan

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
By Wallace York

Our Invitation
First Baptist Church, Murray, KY, 1970s

Social Amusements
By E. L. Willis, 1896

“Begotten” in Baptist Confessions
By R. L. Vaughn, 2020

Campbellism in its Inception.
By J. B. Jeter, 1860

How Did General Lew Wallace Come to Write "Ben Hur"?
The Christian Repository, 1889

The Anabaptists
By Wendell H. Rone, 1953

The Baptist Martyrs of 1575
An Historical Fragment
By The Rev. Benjamin Evans
The Baptist Magazine, 1850

Martyrs Mirror: Remembering the Anabaptists
By Rex Butler, 2018

The Organ Burned
By O. H. Griffin

Foxe's Book of Martyrs
By John Foxe
A PDF file

Baptist - Why and Why Not
J. M. Frost, Editor
A Link.

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