AND THEIR DOCTRINES
SERMONS ON DISTINCTIVE BAPTIST PRINCIPLES
B. H. CARROLL, D. D.
PRESIDENT, SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
J. B. CRANFILL, LL.D.
Coincident with the publication of a new volume by Dr. B. H. Carroll entitled "Evangelistic Sermons," I am glad to present from the press of the same publishers the present work entitled, "Baptists and Their Doctrines." Although nearly two thousand years of Christian history has been chronicled since Jesus came, it still remains true in many quarters that Baptists are much misunderstood. In remote districts it is yet alleged by those ignorant of the Baptist position that we are ignorant, prejudiced, narrow and supersectarian.
The exact reverse is true. The Baptist position is as broad as the New Testament. I thank God that it is no broader. Rather than attempt to adjust the New Testament to fit the people, it has been the aim and effort of Baptists in every age to adjust the people to fit the New Testament. In the opinion of many, the author, Dr. B. H. Carroll, has had few if any peers as an exponent of the Bible and its message. In the sermons contained in this volume, he has set forth lucidly and lovingly those distinctive principles that have characterized and identified the Baptists from the time of Christ and his Apostles until now.
It is a matter of regret that the limits of the present volume are not sufficient to enable us to incorporate additional discussions on the great distinctive doctrines that have ever been held by the Baptists. Enough is given to acquaint the general reader with what we believe, and to equip our own people with the highest and most luminous expression of our principles that in recent years has been compiled.
I believe that a wide circulation of this book will aid the cause of truth and righteousness. It is sent upon its mission of love with earnest prayers for all who shall read its pages. This work and its companion volume, "Evangelistic Sermons," should go hand in hand. Each will fill its own place in our Christian literature, and no one can read either volume without finding much to interest and edify.
J. B. CRANFILL. DALLAS, TEXAS.