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He believed that this is foundational truth
Basil Manly, Jr. was ordained on Jan. 30, 1848, at Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and he undertook the pastoral care of three churches in Al and MS. Shortly his health failed, but after it was restored, he was called to the First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA, the most prestigious church in the Southern Baptist Convention at that time. He served there until Oct. 1, 1854 until he became president of the Richmond Female Institute, but he still ministered to a country church. In 1859 he was chosen to write the Articles of Faith when the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was founded at Greenville, S.C. He later became president of Georgetown College, at Georgetown, KY. When the SBA Seminary was moved to Louisville he returned to the faculty. He devoted much of the remainder of his life to education and gospel music. However, the most important writing of Basil Manly, Jr. is The Bible Doctrine of Inspiration. He believed that this is foundational truth, whether we are following God or men, and whether our religion is of divine or human origin. Manley argued that without an inspired Bible, we would have no infallible standard of truth, no authoritative rule for obedience, and no ground for confident and everlasting hope. At the opening of the twenty-first century, Baptists have come full circle for this battle for an infallible Bible. It will be the deciding factor as to where Baptists end as a people and their impact on this generation.
Dr. Greg J. Dixon from: This Day in Baptist History Vol. IIII: Cummins, pp. 60-62.
December 20, 1822 – Samuel Green was born in Falmouth, England. We know little about his conversion to Jesus Christ and call to preach, but we do know that he was a Baptist pastor from 1844-1851. After that time he gave himself to the field of education and literary work. Being aware of the need of an educated clergy, Green gave himself to teaching at Rowdon College from 1851 to 1863 and served as President from 1863 to 1876. In 1876 he became editor of the Religious Tract Society in London and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1899. In this ministry he reached untold millions of the saved and unsaved alike with the gospel of salvation and the ministry of sanctification and edification. The name of Samuel Green is one of the most important names for the furtherance of the gospel in the nineteenth century.
Dr. Greg J. Dixon from: This Day in Baptist History Vol. I: Cummins Thompson /, pp. 531-32.
“As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them.” –Tench Coxe, An American Citizen, No. 2, 1787
Survival items were sent down through a four inch hole including Scripture. One 19 year old man, Jimmy Sanchez wrote, “There are actually 34 of us because God has never left us down here.” Others working on the rescue effort also acknowledged divine intervention.
What wonderful expression of the work of God with His people. A courageous president that acknowledge those that, by prayer brought God in to comfort those that were waiting and to wrap His arms around those that were trapped. I thank the Lord for a President that was not ashamed to acknowledge Divine intervention in this marvelous rescue. Paul’s words, while not needing to be vindicated, were.
What could our nation be if we were to acknowledge the greatness and goodness of God; and our President and other leaders of our nation would acknowledge God’s work and wonder. What a change our nation could experience. Class warfare would be over. May we as a people recognize the need for God and turn back to Him. He is our only salvation. Let us not be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.