This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842. Excerpt: ... October llth, I baptized three believers on a profession of their faith in the Redeemer: and on the 25th of the same month, I led three others "into the water." October 26th, that inimitable production of the Rev. T s T-r's made its appearance, entitled, "The Baptist Commentator Reviewed." I call it "inimitable" for, for calumny, reproach, scurrility, slander, and awful ridicule of the ordinance of BapTism, it stands without a rival! But as I have already drawn that reverend gentleman's "portrait," it is not my business here to make any comment on his impious book, for which he has already dearly paid: any farther than that he raked all the rubbish and filth he could together, for the purpose of burying me in it; but as I happened to have the windward of him, and the wind blowing strongly in my favor, all the dust he made flew into his own eyes, and the filth he threw at me blew back and stuck to his own clothes. Then it was that I could truly say with poor David, "For my love they are my adversaries, but I give myself unto prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love:" Ps. cix. 4, 5. All who love the truth hate lying; because they know that a liar is one of the seven things that God hates. A Christian is a man of prayer, and has no foe to fear while he can handle well that powerful weapon, "All-prayer." It is very seldom that one trouble pays us a visit, without another in waiting somewhere hard by; and so I found it on this occasion; for I was seized with so heavy a bodily affliction, that in a few days my life was despaired of; and this led some pious souls to conclude, that it was for my enormous crimes the Lord was punishing me thus, and that they should very soon get rid of me, seeing my sins had found me out. "An evil dis...
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