The second essay in our forthcoming book, God's Glory in Baptist History, is: "Making 'Gospel Sense' of Suffering: The Prison Epistles of Thomas Hardcastle" (1636-1678), by Peter Beck.
An excerpt: "Convinced that persecution served a purpose, Hardcastle began his first epistle to the Broadmead brethren with this counsel: 'to realize the gospel, and to consider upon what terms we took up profession, and what the cross of Christ means.' Persecution, Hardcastle would say, brings the reality of the gospel and all that it entails to the fore. . . . [His letters] were a Christian challenge, a call to action, sermons with strong applications. In these letters, he encouraged his church not only to endure their trials in light of the gospel, but to do so for the sake of the gospel."
The picture is of the Broadmead Baptist Chapel, Bristol, 1882.
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