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A Book of Remembrance; or, A Short History of the Baptist Churches in North Devon

Author: na
Publisher: Alexander and Shepheard
Publish Date: 1886

A worthy memorial of little witnessing bands of baptized believers who have worshipped in the towns and villages of North Devon. The details have been collected with much industry and must prove of great interest to the churches which are thus chronicled. The outside world may sneer at the annals of humble folk who essayed to  keep the faith; but, for our part, we wonder that the great and vital principles which they have maintained should so long remain in obscurity and should so obstinately be set at naught even by the professed followers of the Lord Jesus. We continually meet with brethren who have never given ten minutes of candid consideration to the apostolic form of church government, or to the ordinances of baptism. Will the Master hold those to be guiltless who have so despised his royal authority as never to have studied his laws?

            Having several of  "our men" in North Devon, we have examined this "History" with special interest. It should be secured by every Baptist Historical Society and every church should have such a Society attached to it.