By Joseph E. Early Jr., Harry Leon McBeth
From the times of Z. N. Morrell and James Huckins to invoice Pinson and Charles Wade, Baptists have performed and proceed to play a big position within the spiritual, secular, and political lifetime of Texas. Over the former 100 and fifty years numerous Texas Baptist histories were written, yet now not earlier have the files utilized in the advance of those texts been made on hand in a single source. In A Texas Baptist historical past Sourcebook, Joseph E. Early, Jr., has supplied the main entire choice of Texas Baptist resources ever issued in a single quantity. This paintings contains church mins, kingdom and organization conference documents, denominational newspaper articles, files of Baptist universities, and myriads of alternative assets. incorporated during this paintings are George Washington Truett's sermon "Baptists and non secular Liberty" brought at the steps of the Capitol development in Washington, D.C.; James Milton Carroll's path of Blood; J. Frank Norris's railings opposed to the Baptist normal conference of Texas; and numerous different assets depicting the numerous years of Texas Baptist historical past. This publication is designed as a complementary paintings to Harry Leon McBeth's Texas Baptists: A Sesquicentennial historical past. scholars can stick with McBeth's bankruptcy divisions, headings, and subheadings for larger ease in learning the files. even if used independently or as a significant other to McBeth's paintings, A Texas Baptist background Sourcebook is a needs to for an in-depth learn of Baptists in Texas.
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Does he, as God, want to save more than he will or can save? How can these things be, and he be a God of infinite power and wisdom?. . . . For although God did not create the Serpent’s seed, or non-elect, in Adam, yet he had given man the power of begetting, and the woman of conceiving; and Satan, by sin, through the man, begets his seed in the woman, while God, for sin by the woman, multiplies her conception; and thus the Serpent’s seed comes through the original stock, and yet God not their creator in the original stock.
We determined, let come what might, to organize a church. The day was appointed, eight Baptists assembled to keep house for God. Brother H. R. Cartwell was recognized as deacon, and Z. N. Morrell chosen as pastor. Thus sprung into existence the first church, according to my information, that was ever organized in Texas strictly on gospel principles, having the ordinances and officers of the ancient order, and with no antimissionary element in its body. Shall we be permitted by the enemy to ROBERT EMMETT BLEDSOE BAYLOR ⁄ 17 remain together, and enjoy church privileges?
Address to the Union Association Beloved Friends-You will perceive by a resolution in the foregoing minutes that I am required to say a few things to the brethren of the vari- 22 ⁄ BAPTIST BEGINNINGS IN TEXAS, 1820–1840 ous Baptist churches. First then to those in our Father Land, we would represent our forlorn and destitute condition and the many trials and difficulties under which we are laboring. My Christian brethren, we have been enabled to organize a few scattered churches in those solitary places, which under the Providence of God have formed our present Association.