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1 BAPTIST HISTORY Lesson 14 Revival, Missions & Union 1770-1891, Part 2

2 Renewal in Particular Baptist Churches Recovery of pure gospel message Prayer Call of 1784 Renewed (recovered ?) missionary vision William Carey Early life and influences b August 17, 1761“accustomed from infancy to read the Scriptures” Uncle Peter Carey Age 14: apprentices as shoe maker John Warr Dissenting congregation Conversion ca. 1779

3 Beginning ministry 1781Joined group in founding Hackleton Baptist Church Marries Dorothy Plackett 1782Begins to preach in village of Earls Barton 1783Baptized by John Ryland, Jr. Tri-vocational 10 August, 1786 “called” 1787 ordained 7 May, 1789Harvey Lane Church, Leicester Schoolmaster Shoemaker Pastor

4 An Inquiry into the Obligation of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathen 1.Validity of the great commission 2.History of missions 3.Statistical analysis of the world 4.Philosophy of immediate acceptance of Providential opportunity 5.Implementation of a plan-form a Society 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? I Thes. 2:19 PRAY-PLAN- GIVE

5 Northamptonshire Baptist Association Meeting: May 1792 Isa. 54: 2-3 “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations. Spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; for thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. Fear not” “expect great things; attempt great things” 2 October, 1792Kettering The Particular Baptist Society for Propagating the Gospel Amongst the Heathen Baptist Missionary Society

6 June 13, 1793 sailed from England to India 1) To set an infinite value on men’s souls 2) To acquaint ourselves with the snares which hold the minds of the people 3) To abstain from whatever deepens India’s prejudice against the gospel 4) To watch for every chance of doing the people good 5) To preach “Christ crucified” as the grand means of conversions 6) To esteem and treat Indians always as our equals 7) To guard and build up “the hosts that they may be gathered” 8) To cultivate their spiritual gifts, ever pressing upon them their missionary obligation, since Indians only can win India for Christ 9) To labour unceasingly in biblical translation 10) To be instant in the nurture of personal religion 11) To give ourselves without reserve to the Cause, “not counting even the clothes we wear our own” Serampore “Form of Agreement” 1805


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