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32 – Feb. 01 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

Ulrich Zwingli Baptists not Reformers “Authors of Liberty”  One of the greatest injustices of history is the attributing the fight for religious liberty to the protestants rather than the Baptists during the period of the Reformation.   However the record shows that in every instance the reformers, Calvin, Zwingli, Luther, and all of the rest opted for a State Church model…

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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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19 – January 19 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

Baptists the Authors of Liberty 1776 – The Virginia Statue of Religious Liberty was passed. The struggle was so intense that it took ten years of lobbying and petitioning the legislature (the Baptists had three representing them at one time). Thomas Jefferson stated that it was the most fiercely contested piece of legislation of his entire political career. There was…

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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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365 – Dec. 31 – This Day in Baptist History Past

First Revival in Kentucky 1783 – John Taylor found his wife in a very helpless state, in that she was within one month of delivering their son Ben. He and Mrs. Taylor had arrived at Craig’s Creek in Upper Kentucky a little before Christmas. They had made the trip from Virginia with great difficulty without a friend or acquaintance to…

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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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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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285 – Oct. 12 – This Day in Baptist History Past

First Baptist Church in Louisiana 1812 – Was the likely date that the first Baptist church was organized in Louisiana. Most believe that Rev. Ezra Courtney founded the church, with the help of two laymen, Joseph Lewis and Joseph Irwin. Its name was The Half Moon Bluff Baptist Church and it functioned until about 1870 when it ceased to exist….

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275 – Oct. 02 – This Day in Baptist History Past

275 – Oct. 02 – This Day in Baptist History Past They “Held the Rope” 1792 – Is a day that should live forever in the hearts of Bible believing Baptists, for it was on that day that the first modern-day mission agency was founded. William Carey, Andrew Fuller, and a small group of Baptist pastors from the Northhamptonshire Baptist…

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273 – Sept. 30 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Through him we have the First Amendment 1776 – Elder John Leland married Miss Sallie Devine, and God blessed them with eight children. As the Apostles, along with Patrick Henry, Carrington, and Washington, he would have been considered an “unlearned and ignorant” man, in that he had received no formal education. But his proficiency in the gospel, law and politics…

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