What Others Say
[From the back cover of the book]
To an amazing extent of depth and study, the author of this book has done a tremendous piece of work. It will make a significant contribution to the current discussion of the doctrine of the church among Baptists and others. He tackles the problem at the right point, the weakness of the universal-invisible church theory, and skilfully shows that we are not divided merely on non-essentials, but on the main issue - HOW WE ARE SAVED. His study from New Testament sources on the development of the church and its ministry also makes this a very valuable book. There will be some negative reactions as to his conclusions about the meaning and practice of the ordinances, but I believe his viewpoint here is consistent with his basic premise on the nature of the church. It is a provocative and challenging study.
Wayne E. Ward, Professor of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
This book should be read by everyone who loves the Word and Work of our Lord. The reader will discover that whether or not he agrees with all the conclusions, the treatment is provocative, stimulating and profitable. We welcome this work as a unique and valuable contribution to the study of an important doctrine.
E. Nile Fisher, Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio
A careful reading and a prayerful consideration of this unique, perceptive, refreshing and provocative interpretation will deepen a Christian's appreciation of and increase his devotion to a New Testament church and her mission.
H. C. Chiles, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Murray, Kentucky, (Former President, KY Baptist Convention)
With the perspective of church history in mind, and with a sound exegesis, Buell H. Kazee has produced a helpful and thought-provoking book on THE CHURCH AND THE ORDINANCES. . . . The work has been done in a brotherly spirit and is expressive of deep and well-documented convictions. This book is worthy of wide reading.
Louis S. Gaines, Retired Erstwhile Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC, (Former President, NC Baptist Convention)
This book is different in the manner of dealing with the subject, but it is true to the teaching of the Bible. It will make the reader think and help him to understand the ordinances as few books do. We strongly recommend it.
Edward H. Overbey, Professor Lexington (KY) Baptist College
Here is a most timely contribution to the current discussion among Baptists on the church and the ordinances. The author, mellowed by long experience and serious study, avoids the pitfalls of others arguing for the same position. The book is masterly written, putting profound, insights into simple, clear language. One does not have to agree with the author's conclusion to learn from this book, but those who disagree must reckon with his arguments before closing the case.
C. R. Daley, Editor, Western Recorder
[From Buell H. Kazee, The Church and the Ordinances, The Little Baptist Press, Lexington, KY, 1965.]
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