THE BAPTIST
STORY

SERMONS ON
THE TRAIL OF BLOOD


BY A. A. DAVIS

A Series of Sermons
on
Baptist Doctrines
and
Church History

Baptist Heritage Press

Copyright © 1952
by
A. A. Davis

This Baptist Heritage Press edition is
published through special arrangement
with the family of the esteemed author.

Reprinted 1989 by
Baptist Heritage Press

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SERMON NUMBER ONE .. 11
[Origin of N. T. Church.   Distinct marks.]
SERMON NUMBER TWO .. 25
[Baptism and The Lord's Supper world's theological battle field.]
SERMON NUMBER THREE .. 35
[The Word 'CHURCH' as used in N. T.   Analysis of Great Commis-
sion.   Water Baptism as compared to....   The Lord's supper ex-
amined.]

SERMON NUMBER FOUR .. 52
[Baptismal Reg.   Infant Bap. appears.   ....
The great Apostacy among the chu.es in first and
second centuries.   State Religion.   321 A.D.]

SERMON NUMBER FIVE .. 63
[....   The name
Ana-Baptist shows up after 251 A.D.   Non-fellowship decree of True Churches.]

SERMON NUMBER SIX .. 77
[A brief journey into the Dark Ages.   ....
Indulgences.   Reformation.]

SERMON NUMBER SEVEN .. 84
[Martin Luther--first successful rebel against Harlot.   Lutheranism--its distinct
doctrines and origin.   Church of England (Episcopal).   Origin.   Doctrine.   The
Pres.ians.   Cong.ist.   Universalist.   Meth.ist.   Alexander Camp-
bell
--the Campbellites.]

SERMON NUMBER EIGHT .. 103
[Comparison of doctrines: The Ana-Baptists and Rome.   Twenty points of con-
trast.   A review of Ana-Baptist history in their own blood.]

SERMON NUMBER NINE .. 119
[Religious History in U.S.A.: New England, Roger Williams.   Virginia, Patrick
Henry and Thomas Jefferson.   Maryland and Lord Bal.   John Clark,
Rhode Island.   The Baptists come out and become known.]

SERMON NUMBER TEN .. 137
[Brief review of story.   The doctrines involved.   Bible promises kept.   Baptists
as old as the hills.   ....
Baptists first in missions, education, literature.   Baptist hymns dominate field
of sacred music.]

    APPENDIX
  1. THE CHURCHES OF JESUS CHRIST--
    IN SECULAR HISTORY
    SCRIPTURE: "..." Eph. 3:21. pp. 153-156a

  2. 36 REASONS FOR BELIEVING THAT THE [LOCAL] CHURCH
    EXISTED BEFORE PENTECOST pp. 156b-158a

  3. IS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH THE
    CHURCH OF CHRIST? pp. 158b-166

  4. SOME FACTS ABOUT EASTER pp. 167-171a

  5. 101 QUESTIONS FOR CAMPBELLITES pp. 171b-180

  6. "BIBLE BAPTISM"
    Scripture: Matt. 3:15-16
    Text: "..."
    ... pp. 181-184a

  7. "THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LORD'S SUPPER"
    Scriptures: Matthew 26:26-29; I Cor. 11:17-34
    Text: "...." I Cor. 11:25
    ... pp. 184b-188

  8. "THE ATONEMENT"
    Scripture: Exodus 30:1-10
    Text: 1 Cor. 1:23: "...."
    ... pp. 189-193a

  9. "THE SUFFICIENCY OF THE ATONEMENT"
    Scriptures: Hebrews 9:24-28.
    Text: Hebrews 10:14--"...."
    ... pp. 193b-195

  10. THE UN-BAPTIZED BELIEVER pp. 196-198a

  11. "51 BIBLE FACTS ABOUT THE UNBELIEVER" pp. 198b-200a

  12. "65 BIBLE FACTS ABOUT THE BELIEVER IN CHRIST" pp. 200b-203a

  13. BAPTISTS IDENTICAL IN DOCTRINE WITH
    CHURCHES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

    Examine these 35 points of doctrine. [pp. 203b-207a]

  14. LIST OF HERESIES

    And HUMAN INVENTIONS ADOPTED and
    PERPETUATED by the RCC
    IN THE COURSE OF 1600 YEARS.

    (Compiled by Rev. Stephen L. Testa).

    Revised by A. A. Davis [pp. 207b-214a]

  15. "GOD'S PLAN AND PURPOSE WITH THE JEWS"
    ....
    Text: "...." Matt. 27:25
    Associate Text: Luke 21-24. pp. 214b-222a

  16. ...
    Theme: "SAVED AND SAVED FOREVER OR WHY A
    SOUL ONCE SAVED CAN NEVER BE LOST."

    Scriptures: John 10:22-33; Romans 8:35-39; John 3:16-18;
    John 5:24; 1 John 5:10-12.
    Text. John 10:29 "...." pp. 222b-227a

  17. "THE GREATNESS OF SALVATION"
    1 Peter 1: 3-12
    ... pp. 227b-239

242

PARTIAL LIST OF BOOKS USED IN PREPARING
SERMONS ON THE TRAIL OF BLOOD -- "THE
BAPTIST STORY."

Fifty Years Among the Baptists .. by Benedict
The World's Debt to the Baptists .. by Porter
History of the Hugenots .. by Martin
Short History of the Baptists .. by Vedder
The Struggle for Religious Liberty in Virginia .. by James
Evils of Infant Baptism .. by Howell
Campbellism Examined .. by Jeter
Fox's Book of Martyrs .. by Fox
The Baptists in America .. by Cox and Holey
History of the Presbyterian Church .. by Reed
Catholic Belief .. by Bruna [new]
Virginia Presbyterianism and Religious Liberty in
      Colonial and Revolutionary Times .. by Johnson
Principles and Practices of Baptist Churches .. by Wayland
Baptist History .. by Orchard
History of Kentucky Baptists .. by Spencer
History of the Baptists .. by Christian
Schaff-Herzogg Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.
Origin of the Disciples .. by Whitsett
Catholic Encyclopedia
Handbook of Church History .. by Green
History of the Reformation in Germany .. by Ranke
Baptist History .. by Schackelford
Origin and History of the Baptists .. by Ford [new]
Baptist Church perpetuity .. by Jarrel
Bancrofts History of U. S. (7 Vol.) .. by Bancroft [new]
John Wesleys' Journal [new]
Memoirs of Alexander Campbell .. by Richardson [new]
The Ancient Waldenses and Albigenses .. by Faber
The Baptist Encyclopedia .. by Cathcart
Eccleastical History .. by Mosheim
Americanism Against Catholicism .. Grant
History of Welch Baptists .. by Davis
Doctrines and Principles of the M. E. Church
Church History .. by Jones
The Faith of Our Fathers .. by Cardinal Gibbons
Baptist Succession .. by Ray
Manual of Church History .. by Newman
History of Christian Religion and Church .. by Neander
History of Baptists .. Armitage [new]

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