I just received my first copy of the Ancient Baptist Journal (promoting Baptist principles and Biblical preaching). I have enjoyed reading it. The truth is that we get little information about Baptists and what they have believed historically.
I particularly enjoyed this quote:
It is interesting to note, from a biblical perspective, that the historians, who wrote on the history of Christianity, seemed unaware of the fact that a Christian is one who has placed their faith and trust in Christ alone for the forgiveness of sin and eternal life. The historians, who wrote on Church history, were not bothered with a clear definition of what a church actually is. We end up with the history of “Christians” who were not born again and the history of a “church” that was never a church. It is no wonder there is such confusion! James A. Alter
Check out also
Google Books has digitized many old Baptist books. There are 204 linked below. There are history, biography, theology and sermons. They are listed in alphabetical order by author. You may view (and search) or download them.
Check out the Baptist History Preservation Society
Check out Baptist Persecution in early America