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Baptists: Thorough Reformers

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163 pages
4.75" x 7"

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What does it mean to be a Baptist? Though ideas abound, we must go to the one man for a sure answer, John Quincy Adams. For with unashamed boldness and clarity, Adams articulates the fundamental distinctives of the Baptist faith. These fundamentals include the importance of sola Scriptura, believer’s baptism, the separation of the church and state, equality of the saints, and liberty of conscience. Even C. H. Spurgeon, calling it “the best Manual of Baptist principles he had met,” included the text in his Pastor’s College curriculum. First published in 1858 and reprinted multiple times since, this work has become a classic tome on Baptist principles. And 150 years later, we too, affirming the testimony of Spurgeon and countless others, are happy to release this updated edition of Baptists: The Only Thorough Religious Reformers as the first volume in our Baptist Reprints series. 

About the Author: 

The John Quincy Adams who wrote Baptists: The Only Thorough Religious Reformers is not to be confused with the early American president, one of the nation’s founding fathers. Rather, this one by the same name was a Baptist pastor in the United States and a contemporary of C. H. Spurgeon. After years of correspondence, he and Spurgeon finally met in 1868 in London, and Spurgeon informed Adams that he had used his book about the Baptists as a text in the Pastor’s College at Metropolitan Tabernacle.