31796 - Born in Scotland, October 1. Educated at University of Edinburgh. 1818 – Came to New York at suggestion of uncle, George Innes.
41820 – Moved to Pittsburgh. Taught in school operated by George Forrester who preached for a Haldane church.After study of Bible, Scott immersed by Forrester.1820 Forrester drowned. Scott left responsibility for school and Forrester’s family.
51821 – Read tract “On Baptism” by Henry Errett. Walked to New York to visit church, disappointed.Returned to Pittsburgh to tutor Robert Richardson and a few other boys.-At Richardson home, Scott met Alexander Campbell for the first time.
61823 – Married Sarah Whitsette. Alexander Campbell asked Scott to contribute articles for proposed journal. Scott suggested the name, Christian Baptist.Wrote under the name, “Philip”.
71826 – Moved to Steubenville, Ohio. Planed to start a paper, The Millennial HeraldAlexander Campbell invited him to attend meeting of Mahoning Association. Scott invited to preach on Sunday morning.
8Report of churches for 1826. Net loss of 12 Sixteen churches reported 18 baptisms, six additions by letterThirteen dismissed, 12 excluded and 11 died.Net loss of 12
91827 – Scott again attended Association meeting. Scott hired as evangelist for Western Reserve.Resigned from church, abandoned paper and moved family to Western Reserve
14Here he preached the “Restored Gospel”. Faith, repentance, baptism, remission of sins, gift of the Holy Spirit.Called “Five Finger Exercise”.Conversion of William Amend.Description of Scott’s preaching
17Report for 1827Scott baptized more than twice the number of members in the Association, over 1000
18Alexander Campbell questioned Scott’s great success. He sent his father Thomas to see if Scott was preaching true gospel.He wrote Alexander Campbell that for years they had understood the gospel but they were not seeing it put into practice.Thomas Campbell joined Scott in his work on the Western Reserve.
191828 Scott appointed evangelist for second year. William Hayden appointed to help Scott.“Brethren, give me my Bible, my head and William Hayden and we will go out and convert the world.”“Scott averaged baptizing 1,000 a year for 30 years.”
20“The Mahoning River became a second Jordan; Walter Scott a second John the Baptist” 1830 Mahoning Association so transformed that it dissolved itself out of existence.Alexander Campbell said, “Brethren, shall we never meet again?” Began a yearly consultation meeting.
211831 Exhausted by hectic years as Mahoning evangelist and death of his daughter, Scott plunged into deep depression.Moved to Cincinnati.Started The EvangelistHis sermons were disappointing. Returned to Pittsburgh, depression lifted.
221836 Selected first president of Bacon College and served one year. Comparison of Scott and Campbell’s preaching. Quote #5
241855 Married a widow Eliza Sandridge but this marriage was unhappy. 1849 Scott’s wife died. Moved to Mays Lick, Kentucky. Married Nannie Allen in 1850 who died 18541855 Married a widow Eliza Sandridge but this marriage was unhappy.1861 – Died April 23, buried at Mays Lick.
33Alexander Campbell wrote of Scott, “Next to my father, he was my most cordial and indefatigable fellows laborer. . .“I knew him well. I knew him long. I loved him much.“Methinks by the eye of faith I see him in Abraham’s bosom”
34Qualities of Scott Generous to a fault. Great humility Trained younger preachers
471821 – John T. Johnson joined Baptist Church. 1828 – Abandoned political life.
481829-30 Studied the Bible, came under influenced of Alexander Campbell. 1831 – Left Baptist Church and began preaching. Organized Great Crossings church, near Georgetown, Kentucky. Baptized his wife, his brother and brother’s wife.Became acquainted with Barton W. Stone.
491832 – He and John Smith took lead in uniting Christians and Disciples. Served as co-editor of Christian Messenger with Barton W. Stone.
501834 – Began school in Georgetown 1834 – Began school in Georgetown. Before year was out some of students could recite the entire New Testament.
511835 – With B. F. Hall, he began the Gospel Advocate in Georgetown. Johnson’s first article, “Practical Reformation.
52In 1836 was selected to the board of directors of Bacon College. Johnson instrumental in its getting a charter from the legislature.Gave liberally to school, raised money for it.
531837 – He and Walter Scott begin the Christian magazine.
541849 – Wife dies.Named as one of vice presidents of Missionary Society.
551856 – Johnson dies, buried in Lexington cemetery.
58Savior's Cause, His Whole ELDER JOHN T. JOHNSONDiedDec. 18, 1856Aged 69 YearsAfter 25 YearsDevoted Service To HisSavior's Cause, His WholeLife Was Truly A LabourOf Love. And His Works DoFollow Him. Long Well HeLives In The Hearts OfThose For Whom HeLaboured. Thanks Be ToGod Who Giveth Us TheVictory Through OurLord Jesus Christ.
66“First resident Baptist preacher in Kentucky to takes a stand for the “First resident Baptist preacher in Kentucky to takes a stand for the Reformation”Philip F. Fall
67Similarities in Teaching of Campbell and Stone Both sought union of ChristiansBoth were attacked by the same opponents.Both believe in the independence of the local congregation.
68Difference between Stone and Campbell Activity of the Holy SpiritGodheadNature of ChristName of church.
69Difference in names members to be called. Stone: ChristiansCampbell: Disciples
70Objection of “Christians” to Alexander Campbell Did not believe in heart-felt religion.Baptism for the remission of sinsLord’s Supper every SundayCommunion with the un-immersed. Stone said they were not Christians in full sense.Role of womenFoot washing
71Unity on the Western Reserve Stone and Campbell preachers began to swap and exchange pulpitsParticipated in meetingsGrowing feeling of fellowship
72Unity in the Mahoning Association 1832 meeting 13 churches were represented. Three Disciples preachers present.The committee that selected Walter Scott as evangelist included these three preachers.Joseph Gaston, one of the preachers, accompanied Scott at times. United at least 7 churches.Scott served as a catalyst in the mergers.
73Stone and CampbellBoth men were close friends, both believed in unity and agreed to work for it.
74“The question is going the round of society “The question is going the round of society Why are not you and the Reformed Baptist one people? . . .
75I have uniformly answered; In spirit we are unite and that no reason existed on our side to prevent union in form.” Christian Messenger, August 1831.
76Stone took the lead in promoting union. 1831 In November John T. Johnson invited John Smith to conduct a meeting at Great Crossings church.They discussed unity and called for two, four day meetings one in Georgetown and the other in Lexington. Both groups were invited to attend.The first meeting enjoyed great accord. The next meeting was to decide on merger.
77This took place December 30, 1831-January 2, 1832 at Hill Street meeting house.
88Difficulties Alexander Campbell was reluctant to accept the union He rejoiced at the meeting at Lexington but saw a union of whole brotherhood was premature.He saw his group yielding on some differences while bearing with the other group till they learned better.
89Yet he wrote, “We rejoice to hear that the utmost harmony and Christian love prevail, not only among the disciples composing this congregation between them, and the disciples meeting under the Christian name.
90. . . Notwithstanding the sparring between us editors.
91Smith, Johnson, Scott and Campbell agreed to meet to edit a new song book to promote unity. Instead, Scott and Campbell met and selected the hymns and wrote the preface to the book.They called it “The Disciples Hymn Book”Stone objected greatly.Campbell in deference to Stone, changed the name but not the preface.Scott did not change his part of the books.