Frequent reference is made to the Author’s “Manual Of Faith And Practice”, which was published in 1887. A hope was then expressed that a second volume would follow. Heavy trials, both personal and relative, and the present condition of his health now render this improbable if not impossible. God has, however, greatly owned that work, which he ventures to commend as amplifying much that is advanced [in this work]; while the two may, he submits, be advantageously studied together.
After forty years’ labour in the cause of Christ the writer avers his solemn belief that their contents embody the truth of “the living God,” the Gospel of his own salvation in the hope of which he prays to be preserved till his “change shall come” and his earthly service cease.
William Styles (1842-1914) was a Strict and Particular Baptist preacher. He is the author of several works, including “A Guide To Church Fellowship As Maintained By Primitive Or Strict And Particular Baptists” and “A Manual Of Faith And Practice”.