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Gill

Introduction

1 Jun 2015, by Jared Smith

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John Gill was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, on November 23rd, 1697. At age 12, he was converted to Christ under the preaching ministry of William Wallis. However, he waited six years before agreeing to be baptized, after which he became a member of his local church. At the age of 23, he was inducted as pastor of the Strict Baptist Horselydown church, where he remained until his death on October 14th, 1771. His 50 year pastoral ministry was accompanied by a prolific written ministry. Not only is he the only man to…

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Introduction

19 Apr 2015, by AHB Library

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John Hazelton[1] (1822-1888) was a high-calvinist and strict-communion Baptist pastor[2], whose 35 year ministry with the church meeting at Chadwell Street, London, resulted in a congregation that became one of the leading Strict Baptist (SB) churches during the first fifty years of the 20th century. Like most SB’s, Hazelton stood aloof from the ministry of Charles Spurgeon. In many respects, Spurgeon may be regarded as the father of the Reformed Baptist movement—he espoused many of the features…

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This fifty-fourth study explores the evolution of a plural eldership in a typical Baptist church. The case study is based upon the Metropolitan Tabernacle, which offers an excellent backdrop on when plural elderships were introduced in historic Baptist churches and how they developed in the latter half of the 20th century. This lecture does not aim at exhausting the subject—it is designed to challenge Strict and Particular Baptists to retain their identity by rejecting the hybrid views of the Reformed Baptists.

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