In his short sermon "Come and See," Dr. Samuel W. Lynd, tells of a Methodist minister from Lowell, MA, who studied and came to Baptist immersion views:
"Of the power of prejudice, we have an example in the recent conversion of Dr. Remington, of the M. E. Church, at Lowell, to the principles of the Baptists, as stated by himself. So inveterate were his prejudices, that when eight candidates for admission into his church, could be satisfied by nothing short of immersion, he obtained another minister to immerse them, rather than perform the right [rite] himself. The converts were baptized. The last one, an invalid, came up out of the water praising God. His heart was melted, his mind was opened to conviction. He entered into a faithful examination of the subject, and the result was, the change of his connection from the Methodist to the Baptist church."
[From the Tennessee Baptist newspaper, August 10, 1850, p. 1. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]
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