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18 – January 18 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

The well from which Williams drank 1641 – Samuel Howe died after being imprisoned and bitterly persecuted. No doubt Howe is from where Roger Williams lit his torch of “soul liberty”. Howe pastored the church in “Deadmans Place London for seven years and made no small stir in the religious circle of his day. His followers admitted that “they owned…

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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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313 – Nov. 09 – This Day in Baptist History Past

We need submission to His commission 1844 – Dr. Jonathan Going went home to be with the Lord. Dr. Going, along with Rev. John Mason Peck founded the American Baptist Home Mission Society in 1832, whose goal was to promote the preaching of the gospel in North America. Going served as the corresponding secretary of the mission from 1832 to…

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309 – Nov. 05 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Five of their children went as missionaries 1855 – William Bagby was born and later was saved under the preaching of Rufus C. Burleson, during the time that the pioneer preacher was President of Waco University in Texas. While there, William studied theology under Dr. B. H. Carroll, and graduated in 1875, and four years later was ordained into the…

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302 – Oct. 29 – This Day in Baptist History Past

“Greatness is measured by usefulness” 1865 – Was the day that William Harris went to be with the Lord.  For a year   his health had been failing but he continued to conduct his family worship until paralysis deprived him of his ability to speak. He even then insisted that his family should gather to pray and read the scriptures. On…

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291 – Oct. 18 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Theirs is not to ask, Why? 1849 – Twenty-six-year-old Harvey M. Campbell, sailed from Boston for missionary service to Arracan. His ship arrived at Akyab in March of 1850, and he moved on to Kyouk Phyoo in Nov. As he began studying the language in preparation to serve the Lord, cholera seized him, and on Feb. 22, 1852, he died…

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283 – Oct. 10 – This Day in Baptist History Past

He pastored five churches at one time 1846 – Rev. William Duncan, whose ministry was during the period immediately following the Revolutionary War, ended his earthly sojourn. The seventy- year-old was the elder statesman of the Mt. Pleasant Associational Meetings. This one was being held in Ebenezer Baptist Church of Randolph County, Missouri.  Duncan became ill as he had nearly…

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280 – Oct. 07 – This Day in Baptist History Past

William Carey Evidence – roots of cremation is pagan 1801 – Gokool, the second believer from the ministry of William Carey and Dr. John Thomas in India, after Kristno, entered into the arms of Jesus. His testimony was simple, Gokool said that before the missionaries came, he had spent years in searching for happiness, in poojahs, holy places in the…

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257 – Sept. 14 – This Day in Baptist History Past

This Day in Baptist History Past He Baptized Over 1500 Souls 1840 – Rev. Robert T. Daniel went to be with the Lord just months after his wife, Penelope Cain Flowers had finished her earthly sojourn. His last words were, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” He was born on June 10, 1773, in Middlesex County, Virginia, the fifth son of…

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