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Muslim Judge In UK Convicts Christian, Says Which Verses Are Allowed In Street Preaching

Coming Soon To America? A Christian street preacher convicted and fined by a U.K. judge, who also serves with an Islamic Shariah court, is guilty of having breached the public order by his choice of Bible verses. Michael Overd, a former British paratrooper who has been street preaching for five years, was convicted this week of delivering “homophobic sermons” over…

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312 – Nov. 08 – This Day in Baptist History Past

One of the first Sunday Schools 1828 – The treasury book of the Cloughfold Baptist Church of England revealed that £45 was borrowed of John Heap for the purpose of building a Sunday school annex. It also records that the loan was repaid by 1833 with interest. The first effort to begin the Sunday school was in 1810 but it…

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250 – Sept. 07 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Knibb – Center He Helped Defeat the Slave Code 1803 – William Knibb was born in Kettering, England, eleven years after the first missionary society in modern history was founded in the same place in 1792. His father gave no indication of salvation, but his mother took the children to Sunday school at the Independent Chapel. William moved to Bristol…

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202 – July 21 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Oh, that I had another life to go to Africa Alfred Saker, as an old emaciated missionary stood before a united assembly of Baptists in Glasgow, Scotland in 1879 and said, “Oh, that I had another life to go out to Africa. The field is white, and the multitudes are in darkness still.” The Dark Continent’s best-known missionary, David Livingstone,…

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192 – July 11 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Baptist multiplication The Baptists of England, besides the physical persecution, had undergone vicious verbal attacks misrepresenting their profession of faith. Therefore they found it necessary to set forth a confession of faith to publicly declare their belief’s before all. The first was put forth in the name of seven congregations in 1643. By the year 1689 the seven churches represented…

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178 — June 27 – This Day in Baptist History Past

178 — June 27 – This Day in Baptist History Past        Living Sacrifices for God’s Honour Roger Holland had come from the affluent family of Sir Robert Holland, and in the first year of the reign of Bloody Mary, Roger married Elizabeth, a Christian maid of Master Kempton to which Roger was an apprentice.  Apparently, Roger Holland became a…

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03 – Jan. 03 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

On Jan. 03, 1644, the British Parliament passed a law making sprinkling mandatory for all, making outlaws of all who were not.  This meant that they would be deprived of the “inheritance of the state, the right of burial, and of all the rights granted to other “sprinkled” citizens.  The purpose of passing this law was to choke the Baptists…

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334 – Nov. 30 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

334 – Nov. 30 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST  John Gifford, a Baptist Pastor…led him to Christ  November 30, 1628 – John Bunyan was born in the midst of the struggle between Christianity and infidelity. The year he was born was a great victory for freedom in the passing of the English Bill of Rights. The sum of…

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333 – Nov. 29 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

“A bold patient Sufferer for ye Lord Jesus” November 29, 1685 – George Fownes died in the Gloucester, England jail. The faithful clerk of the Broadmead Church in Bristol inserted the event into the records of the church in the following words, “…having been kept there for Two years and about 9 months a Prisoner, unjustly and maliciously, for ye…

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219 – August, 07 – This Day in Baptist History Past – Biblical church discipline

Biblical church discipline Jeremy Courtnay did not attend the meeting on the next “Day of Prayer” August 07, 1679 at the Broadmead Baptist church in Bristol, England.  Brothers Bodenham and Snead were appointed to contact him and inform him that he was expected to attend. And the congregation finding no evidence of true repentance, “did agree together to cast him out…

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