Job Hupton

Job Hupton (1762-1849) was a Strict and Particular Baptist preacher and hymn writer. In 1794 he was appointed pastor of the church meeting at Claxton, Norfolk, a position he held for fifty-five years. He opposed the heretical teachings of Andrew Fuller. His views were framed in a little book entitled, “A Blow Struck At The Root Of Fullerism”. He also wrote many hymns, some of which appeared in the Gospel Magazine under the signatures “Ebenezer”, “Eliakini”, and “J. H.—n.”.

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    A Blow Struck At The Root Of Fullerism

    The following letter originated in a conversation upon Mr. Fuller’s sentiment, viz. “faith the duty of the unconverted,” between the writer and the gentleman to whom it is addressed, in which this question was put, by the former, to the latter. Is the peculiar faith of God’s elect, or the faith of the operation of God, a duty of the moral law? It has long appeared to me, that this question is the grand hinge upon which the controversy between Mr. Fuller, and others, about faith, turns; and that, upon this ground, the Fullerian system must stand or fall; must be fully established, or eternally demolished. Some argue against Mr. Fuller’s notion, from man’s inability, concluding, that the faith in dispute cannot be the natural…

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    The Life And Ministry Of Job Hupton

    Job Hupton was born in 1762, at a small village near Burton-on-Trent. He was brought up to work at a forge, but after his conversion through the preaching of the Rev. John Bradford, one of Lady Huntingdon's ministers, whom he heard at Walsal, he began to preach; and after a few months at Trevecca College, was himself employed by Lady Huntingdon for some years as one of her itinerating ministers. Having changed his views on the subject of Baptism, he became, in 1794, pastor of the Baptist church at Claxton, in Norfolk, where he laboured with much success for many years. He died Oct. 19, 1849. Hupton wrote much both in prose and verse, his compositions appearing in the Gospel Magazine under the signatures of “Ebenezer,"…