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Trinity Springs Baptist Church Wins Tax Case – Greg J. Dixon

Trinity Springs Baptist Church in Martin County, Indiana, just won a great victory, not only for Trinity Springs, but for all of the unregistered churches of Indiana and the Biblical Law Center of Indianapolis who prepared the case.  It no doubt will eventually help other churches in the religious freedom fight across the land.  The ruling was given by the…

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111 — April 21 – This Day in Baptist History Past

The Separation was amiable  1867 – Brother Billy Hariss, colored, was ordained into the gospel ministry according to the minutes of The Baptist Church of Christ at Kiokee, Georgia.  This is but a small example of the relationship between the races during the early development of our nation, both before and after the Civil War.  Dr. John Clarke organized the…

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66 – March – 07 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY

FREEDOM EXISTED IN NAME ONLY 1638 – Conditions in the Massachusetts Bay Colony had become intolerable for any who held views that tended toward liberty of conscience or baptism for believers only. Isaac Backus stated that the Massachusetts Court ruled that if any group wanted to meet and establish a church they had to first have the approval of the…

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IBT Raided by Federal Marshals – Feb. 13, 2001 – Lest We Forget!

Lest We Forget At approximately 8:30 AM on February 13, 2001 — the 92nd day that the congregation of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple had occupied the church facilities since Judge Sarah Evans Barker gave the order to vacate the property at high noon on November 14 — Federal Marshals, under the direction of Frank Anderson, carried out a well planned raid…

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20 – January – 20 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

First Black Baptists in Savannah, GA 1788 – Andrew Bryan was ordained into the gospel ministry. Bryan pastored the first Negro Baptist church in Georgia. The church was founded by Abraham Marshall whose father, Daniel, founded the first Baptist church in Georgia. Abraham baptized forty-five black believers and along with others who had been previously baptized he formed them into…

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14 – January 14 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

He preached through the prison grates  1744 – John Pickett was born. When he was grown he had a strong leaning toward gaming and sports of all kinds. He became a dancing master which took him to Pee Dee, North Carolina, from his home in King George County, Virginia, around 1764. Under the preaching of Josiah Murphy in N.C. in…

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13 – January 13 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

The gospel chases exposes an atheist 1872 – Elder J.N. Hall was ordained to the gospel ministry on January 13, 1872. He was born in 1849. An indefatigable laborer, Hall preached an average of a sermon a day and edited several Baptist journals of his time. But most of all he excelled in debating. The infidel club of Trigg County,…

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08 – January 08 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

First Baptist church in Illinois 1823 – James Lemen passed from this earth. Even though he was fifty years old when he was licensed by his church to preach, he was an active and zealous minister of the gospel. Lemen, along with his wife Catherine, and two others, had been baptized when they had to break the ice in Fountain…

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02 – January 02 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

Johann Gerhard Oncken Baptists go to Germany 1884 – Johann Gerhard Oncken, the “Apostle of the German Baptists,” finished his course, and went home to be with His Lord. As a young Lutheran he had left his native Germany for England to serve an apprenticeship under a devout Presbyterian tradesman. He treasured his Bible, but it was only after a…

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