George Whitefield

Calvinistic Methodist Influence on Early American Baptists

I recently shared an excerpt on Southern Baptist doctrinal conditions from a book by Victor Irvine Masters, D.D. (1867-1954).1 Masters was a past Superintendent of Publicity of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. In the last sentence of the section on doctrinal conditions Masters states, “The Baptists of 1815 in the South, barring certain minor sects, were everywhere Regular Baptists.” He then directs the reader “See Appendix A.” What follows is Appendix A where Masters points out some of the theological differences among early American Baptists including praise for two Calvinistic Methodists. One of those Methodists is …keep reading »


The Church Tomb of George Whitefield in Pictures

Some friends of mine were recently in Maine visiting family. While there they visited the Old South Church which was founded by George Whitefield in Newbury, MA. Not only did Whitefield found this church, but he is also buried there below the pulpit. I asked for the pictures so I could share them here and they gladly obliged. So a big thank you goes out to John and Shannon for the following pictures. I hope you all enjoy them. This is the front door of Old South Church. A stone tablet about the Old South Church. The cenotaph, or empty tomb, …keep reading »