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Isaac Backus Revolutionary Age Pastor speaks out against State/church

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Isaac Backus

Isaac Backus was a leading Baptist preacher during the era of the American Revolution who campaigned against state-established churches in New England. He left the state approved Congregational Church where he was pastor to become pastor of a non-conformist Baptist church.  He was Born: January 9, 1724, in Connecticut and Died: November 20, 1806, Middleborough, MA.  One of his famous quotes is as follows:

 

“Now who can hear Christ declare, that His Kingdom is not of this world, and yet believe that this blending of church and state together can be pleasing to Him?”—Isaac Backus

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