Lessons from Baptist History

Lessons from Baptist History


This article draws lessons from the experience that Baptist went through in the course of their history. These are as follows: (1) Neglecting history is costly. (2) Basic principles such as freedom of faith are worth risking one's life for. (3) ) Women deserve more recognition for their contributions to the Church than they have normally received. (4) The principle of voluntarism in religion is a key to the vitality of Christianity in the United States. (5) Baptist congregationalism has made them vulnerable to prevailing social pressures. (6) “Life’s interruptions often turn out to be God’s opportunities.”

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