I. PERIOD OF PREPARATION. 17
Daniel Boone and his brother Squire exploring Kentucky.
Lord Dunmore's war waged by Americans and for America.
George Roger Clark's brilliant campaigns.
General Harrison's annihilation of the British and Indian forces.
II. THE FIRST PREACHING IN KENTUCKY. 22
Elder Squire Boone the first preacher in Kentucky.
Preacher Boone marries the first couple in Kentucky.
The first recorded preaching in Kentucky, by Jno. Lythe, Episcopalian.
First Baptist Preaching on record, by Thos. Tinsley and Wm. Hickman.
Filson says "Anabaptists were the first to promote public worship in Kentucky." First preaching in Kentucky by Baptists.
III. THE FIRST CHURCHES CONSTITUTED -- 1781. 29
Severn's Valley Constituted June 178l -- First church in Kentucky.
Cedar Creek, Nelson County, July 4, 1781 -- Second church in Kentucky.
Gilbert's Creek -- Lewis Craig's church -- December, 1781.
Long list of churches constituted between 1781 and 1791, with their locations
and the names of the preachers who constituted them.
Theodore Roosevelt in error about Reformed Dutch Church in Kentucky, 1780.
Two old subscription lists -- Whiskey.
IV. THE FIRST ASSOCIATIONS CONSTITUTED -- 1785. 43
Elkhorn constituted October 1, 1785 -- the first in Kentucky.
Salem constituted October 29, 1785 -- the second.
South Kentucky, May, 1788. Other associations constituted. Summary of the other seventy-six associations in Kentucky.
V. THE GREAT REVIVAL OF 1800. 62
This revival began in 1797 under preaching of Presbyterians.
Marked mental and spirituaJ phenomena manifested.
Baptists took little part in these excesses. Good accomplished.
VI. THE REGULAR AND SEPARATE BAPTISTS IN KENTUCKY UNITED -- 1801. 66
History of Regular and Separate Baptists.
History of the Union. Terms of the Union.
The Union effective.
VII. THE EMANCIPATION RUPTURE -- 1807 71
Agitation of the slavery question began in Kentucky as early as 1789.
The slavery agitation in Virginia.
The rupture occurred 1807. Emancipation association formed.
Association dwindled and died. No permanent split.
VIII. THE CAMPBELLIAN SPLIT -- 1830. 78
Alexander Campbell landed in the United States 1809.
Campbell began his preaching in Kentucky in 1823 as a Baptist.
A definite separation between Baptists and Disciples effected 1830.
The Disciples opposed, strenuously, the separation. Division forced.
The doctrinal statement drawing the line. Campbellism on the decline.
Has lost its proselyting propaganda.
IX. THE ANTI-MISSION SPLIT -- 1832 TO 1842. 100
Early Baptists in Kentucky all missionary in spirit and practice.
John Taylor, anti-mission leader, was one time a missionary.
Daniel Parker and "Two-Seed" doctrine. Campbell anti-missionary.
The division in various associations.
X. THE KENTUCKY BAPTIST CONVENTION -- 1832. 116
Kentucky Baptist convention of few days and full of troubles.
Constitution of the Baptist State Convention. Baptists afraid of conventions.
The convention dies.
Has but few mourners.
XI. THE GENERAL ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTED -- 1831. 124
General Association of Baptists in Kentucky strikes a more responsive chord.
Constitution of General Association. Historical table of General Assoeiation for
XII. THE GOSPEL MISSION DEFLECTION --1894. 130
The spirit of Gospel missions.
Gospel missions in their beginning in Kentucky. What they have accomplished. Inconsistent claims.
XIII. THE WHITSITT CONTROVERSY -- 1896. 142
When it began. The occasion.
Johnson's Encyclopedia article. Independent editorials.
Action of S. B. Convention. Action of Kentueky Baptists.
Doctor Whitsitt's resignation.
XIV. THE UNIFICATION PROGRAM AND GREAT FORWARD MOVEMENT -- 1919. 155
The year 1919 a great year.
The two Baptist papers in Kentucky consolidated. The great forward movement in all
benevolent objects. Financial reports.
XV. KENTUCKY BAPTIST INSTITUTIONS. 163
Western Recorder -- Three editors not mentioned by Spencer; paper not
suspended from 1861 to 1863 as claimed. Georgetown College -- Chartered 1829;
really dates back to 1788; co-educational -- standard. Bethel College -- 1849;
standard junior; list of presidents. Bethel Woman's College -- 1854; new president;
new buildings; New spirit. Louisville Baptist Orphans' Home -- Cumberland College --
Baptist Ministers Aid Society -- Russell Creek Baptist Academy -- Kentucky Baptist Children's Home -- S. B. Theological Seminary.
XVI. THE MYSTERY OF LINCOLN'S RELIGION CLEARED UP. 187
The Lincolns in Kentucky were Baptists. Lincolns were anti-slavery but not anti-mission.
The Little Pigeon Baptist Church, near Lincoln City, Indiana, where Lincoln joined after leaving
Kentucky, is now a Hardshell Baptist Church. Abraham Lincoln's simple Baptist faith never left him.
Lincoln and his Bible. A man of faith and a man of prayer. ========= Go to Chapter 1.
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