Though not well known today, Zechariah Thornton Cody (1858-1935) stands as no stranger to either Southern Baptists in general or to Georgia Baptists particularly. While Alabamian by birth, Cody attended Mercer University, was ordained to ministry by the Second Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA and later received a D.D. degree from Bowden College, GA. Cody was a sophisticated […]
On November 3rd, 1832, several Baptist churches in northern Louisiana met to form the Concord Missionary Baptist Association. Leaving behind the strict Calvinistic roots of the older Louisiana Association, Concord Baptists would unite around articles of faith less controversial for Louisiana churches than the old confession apparently produced. Below is the theological document upon which […]
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 […]
Part I of this series began with a brief background to the publication of a book entitled The Sovereignty of God (Kentucky: Baptist Book Concern, 1894) by longtime editor of The Western Recorder, T.T. Eaton. Eaton published in The Western Recorder a series of critical replies to then president of the University of Chicago Divinity […]
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.
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 […]
Christmas Evans (1766-1838) remains a legend among Welsh Baptists even to modern times. Below is a quote from one of his evangelistic sermons. Search the streets of Jerusalem; go to the garden of Gethsemane; inquire on the hill of Calvary. Who is willing to die for sinners to-day? There is the tree. There is the executioner, with hammer […]