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Goodell, C.L. – The Pastor His Own Evangelist

The Pastor His Own Evangelist: 

Methods, texts, seed thoughts, and illustrations
By Charles LeRoy Goodell D.D.

With an introduction by J. Wilbur Chapman, D.D. and a Preliminary chapter on preparing for a revival.

This 18 chapter work by Goodell (Congregationalist) deals with the Pastor in his role as Evangelist. He looks at various aspects of how and why the pastor’s role is his own evangelist.

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Christian, J.T. – Did they Dip? (Baptism)

DID THEY DIP? ..OR.. (Baptism)

AN EXAMINATION INTO THE ACT OF BAPTISM AS PRACTICED BY THE ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAPTISTS BEFORE THE YEAR 1641.

BY JOHN T. CHRISTIAN, M. A., D. D.,
Pastor EAST BAPTIST CHURCH, LOUISVILLE, KY.,

In this 12 chapter work by John Christian (Baptist), he presents us with the case of Baptist Baptism was never by immersion until after 1644. His chapters are statement of the case, anabaptists of England, immersion in England, anabaptists of the continent, John Smyth, the Baptists of 1641, English Baptists before 1641, the Kiffin Ms. and the Jessey Church Records, Some Witnesses, a Challenge accepted, and Roger Williams. Continue reading

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Miller, S. – Ruling Elder

An Essay on the Warrant, Nature and Duties of the Office of the Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church
by Samuel Miller, D.D.
Professor of Ecclesiastical History and church Government in the Theological Seminary at Princeton, N.J.

In this work (15 chapters) by Miller (Presbyterian-Reformed), he examines the ministry of ruling elder first looking at the testimony of the OT church, the evidence in the NT, the testimony of the church fathers, of the witnesses in the dark ages, of the reformers and those since their time. He then looks at their need in the church, the nature nd duties of such an office, their distinction with deacons, their qualification for office, their election, their ordination, their resignation, and the conducting of discipline on them on the presbyterian plan.

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