Hercules Collins (ca.1647-1702) is the 14th essay in British Particular Baptists, Volume 1 Revised

Hercules Collins (ca.1647-1702) is the 14th essay in British Particular Baptists, Volume 1 Revised

5th Jun 2019

John Piggott described his recently departed friend as “Faithful to the last.” He described the way that Collins was “not shock’d by the Fury of Persecutors, tho he suffer’d Imprisonment for the Name of Christ.” Indeed, Collins’ life was characterized by faithfulness during the midst of a time of great persecution. Hercules Collins was born ca. 1647 into a world of unprecedented political, social and religious upheaval. . . .In addition. . .the religious world was experiencing dramatic change. . . In 1689, Collins would affix his name, along with thirty-six other Particular Baptist ministers, to a revision of the Westminster Confession known today as the Second London Confession of Faith, to demonstrate his “hearty agreement with them, in that wholesom Protestant Doctrin.” --Steve Weaver

 The picture is of the title page of The Temple Repair'd (1702) by Hercules Collins. Michael Haykin has described The Temple Repair’d as “an eloquent plea for Calvinistic Baptist churches to serve as seminaries for aspiring pastors and preachers.”