O Lord, ’tis matter of high praise, Thy Word on us doth shine, But happy they who feel its rays, And glorious power divine.   O let poor sinners feel their sin Prick them, as with a sword; And purge out all that filth within; So will we praise Thy Word.   Enlightened souls have... Continue Reading →

Keach’s Christmas Hymn

"Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue, My glory wake and sing, And celebrate the holy birth, The birth of Israel’s King!   O happy night that brought forth light, Which makes the blind to see, The Dayspring from on high came down To cheer and visit thee.   The careful shepherds with their flocks Were... Continue Reading →

Keach on the Church

  "A church of Christ, according to the Gospel-Institution, is a Congregation of Godly Christian, who as a Stated-Assembly (being first baptized upon the profession of Faith) do by mutual agreement and consent give themselves unto the Lord, and one to another, according to the Will of God; and do ordinarily meet together in one... Continue Reading →

Keach on the New Covenant

  It is a Full Covenant; because in it there is the Mediators Fullness Communicated to all such that are united to him as the effects thereof, ’tis not a Creature-Fullness that is in Christ; no, but the Fullness of God: For it pleased the Father that in him all Fullness should dwell; — in... Continue Reading →

Keach in the Pillory

On October 9, 1664, Benjamin Keach appeared before Lord Chief Justice Hyde. A Baptist minister, Benjamin's crime was to publish a book of instruction for children; its doctrine did not conform to the teachings of the Church of England. Although not a single copy exists today, from Benjamin's forty other publications, it is safe to... Continue Reading →

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