Three historic confessions of faith have shaped the theology of many Southern Baptists since 1845 — the inaugural year of our convention in Augusta, Georgia. The intent of this article is to demonstrate that many early Southern Baptists were not solely and singularly rooted in Reformed theology as some so solemnly swear today.
From the womb, to the tomb, to the throne.
What I’ve discovered over the years is that the best people to imitate are not the superstars in the faith. Instead, the one to follow may be a deacon who quietly walks out every aspect of following Jesus or a senior adult lady who reflects the virtues of a Proverbs 31 woman.
The book is a collection of papers delivered at the 2008 John 3:16 Conference held at First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA. Each paper dealt with one of the letters of the acrostic TULIP: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints. In addition, several other chapters were added to address specific topics related to Calvinism.
Morgan Edwards was a notable Baptist leader in the 18th century who was one of the founders of present day Brown University in Rhode Island. He compiled a lot of early Baptist History of this country. He helped lay a foundation for Baptist historians in the future to build on.