When the Western Recorder changed ownership to T.T. Eaton in 1887, "it promised to do so with a charitable spirit, evidenced by its new tagline 'Faith, Hope, and Love, These Three,' referencing First Corinthians 13:13:
"We have no new doctrines to advocate, no new principles to maintain. We believe that all religious doctrines not eighteen hundred years old are wrong. Firmly, constantly, and kindly we will advocate the doctrines of our common Christianity along with the distinctive principles of the old Baptist faith."
[From W. P. Harvey, John B. McFerran, & Co., "A Change of Base," Western Recorder, October 6, 1887. Quoted by Adam Winters in his thesis "T.T. Eaton and the Politicization of Baptist Ecclesiology." The title is added. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]
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