The 16th essay in A Noble Company, volume 10, is on Henry Holcombe Tucker (1819-1889)

The 16th essay in A Noble Company, volume 10, is on Henry Holcombe Tucker (1819-1889)

4th Apr 2018

Tucker was a massive figure on the Baptist landscape in the Southern states over the second-half of the nineteenth century. As editor of The Christian Index, he promoted the purity of the bride of Christ by defending the necessity of regeneration and warning Christians against the vagaries of man-made revivalism. While revivalists boasted of adding large numbers of their converts to the local church, Tucker exposed their numbers game as “ill gotten gain” that polluted local churches and duped souls to their eternal damnation. One of his contemporaries observed of him that his manner of speaking was “bold, candid, and fearless.” We could use many more like him today. --Jeff Robinson