Keach’s Baptismal Record 1639

Keach's Baptismal Record Special thanks to the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies for allowing the use of this scan (PR 195/1/1) and Austin Walker for forwarding it on to the Journal. Keach's Baptismal Record (Cited) Below is a scan of the records which has highlighted (courtesy of Austin Walker) in two parts. The first is the account of Keach's brother,... Continue Reading →

Keach as a Reformer

"It must be confessed, that reformation is, and ever was, an hard and difficult work; and no easy thing to restore lost ordinances, especially such as have been left for many years neglected, and strangely corrupted…truth is never without its opposers."—Benjamin Keach in The Breach Repaired in God’s Worship

A Challenge to Modern Hymn-Writers

Keach strongly believed that the lyrical content of a hymn should be theologically sound. Meaning that the words being sung had to contain biblical principles, thoughts, and teachings. While Keach never claimed that his hymns were inspired as the Davidic Psalms were, he believed that they worked in instructing those who sang them and committed... Continue Reading →

Keach on Public Worship

Keach is perhaps best known for his work in 'repairing the breach found in the public worship of God'. Central to his efforts was Keach's high elevation of public or corporate worship. This elevation of public worship over private worship had deep puritan roots. To the Puritans, the worship service was more than just a gathering of like-minded believers, rather it was often... Continue Reading →

Grace in Justification

To Keach not only was Justification an act of God's doing, but it was an act of his grace. Grace brought deliverance and deliverance brought justification. For Keach this order could not be changed or re-worked as God first enacted his grace in saving a perishing world/people. Justification was grace's greatest gift. ".... the lost... Continue Reading →

Dealing with Heretics and Blasphemers- Keach

For Keach there were two things which rendered a Man an Heretick: 1. An Error in matters of Faith, Fundamental or Essential to Salvation. 2. A Stubbornness in continuing to hold to such a thought after it has been disproved. After believers work to convince the heretic of their abominable Error; and they remain obstinate,... Continue Reading →

Memoirs of Benjamin Keach- His Marriages

"Mr. Keach had been twice married. His first wife was a Miss Jane Grove, of Winslow, in Buckinghamshire, "a woman of great piety and prudence," to which might have been added, great affection and fortitude, which she manifested when her husband was set in the pillory, by standing by him and defending the cause for... Continue Reading →

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