THE BAPTIST WITNESS (March 1997 Volume XLVI Number 3)
"Preachers' Meetings" by Lasserre Bradley, Jr.
"Mysticism has had its influence among our people."
Boy, is that not the truth!
Now let us cite from Elder Lemuel Potter's book against the doctrine of the eternal seed.
A DENIAL OF THE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL CHILDREN, OR TWO SEEDS IN THE FLESH, by Elder Lemuel Potter, 1880, 67 pp. (SEE HERE)
THE NEW BIRTH
"About half a century ago metaphysics was introduced among the Old School Baptists..."
I intend, the Lord willing, to put together some examples of what Bradley and Potter had in mind when they made these statements about their denomination's theological meanderings over the years. Mysticism and metaphysics in theology are a Hardshell landmark.
The Hardshells are the biggest "hair splitters" in theology that I have ever known. They are like those medieval scholastics who debated how many angels could dance on the head of a pin!
Before closing this short post I must also include these words of Bradley from the same source. He wrote:
"A man who will only fellowship those who see eye to eye with him on every subject will soon find he is all by himself."
I hope every Hardshell hears what he is saying!