In or around January, 1892, The Magazine of Christian Literature had begun running a series of articles on The Sovereignty of God written by Dr. G.W. Northrup (1826-1900), President of the Chicago Divinity School. These articles had already been published in The Standard. Though not so known among Baptists today, Northup remained an undeniable influence […]
In the final essay in his series critiquing strict Calvinism’s understanding of God’s Sovereignty in Predestination, Dr. G.W. Northrup proposes to “apply to the case of infants dying in infancy and of the congenitally idiotic the positions of the Calvinistic system already discussed.”1 On the whole, and contrary to many today who seem to feel […]
The Western Recorder is and has been the denominational paper for Kentucky Baptists since 1826. At the turn of the 19th century, T.T. Eaton was editor of the Kentucky paper, a position he had held much of his life. For 27 years, Eaton was pastor of the historic Walnut Street Baptist Church in downtown Louisville.
James P. Boyce is considered by many to be the “father” of historic Baptist Calvinism in American academia, especially Calvinism in the Southern Baptist Convention. Boyce’s name is never far from those who speak of the theological “founders” of Southern Baptists. While Boyce’s theological influence among early Southern Baptists remains undeniable, did he retain the same […]
Beeson Divinity School dean and professor, Timothy George, wrote an essay in 1985 entitled “Systematic Theology at Southern Seminary.” George mentioned that perhaps the greatest accomplishment of James P. Boyce’s chair of theology successor, F.H. Kerfoot, would be his editorial work on Boyce’s magnum opus republished in 1899, Abstract of Systematic Theology. Dr. George also indicated […]
Elsewhere is recorded the dissent F.H. Kerfoot noted concerning James Boyce’s “regeneration precedes faith” doctrine almost universally proclaimed now by Southern Baptist Calvinists as biblical to the core. Whether it’s the young, restless, and reformed community or traditional Founders Ministries Calvinists, they routinely and almost invariably proclaim what R.C. Sproul famously calls the “cardinal point of […]