Samuel Wilson (1703-1750) is the 8th essay in The British Particular Baptists, volume 4, that was just released this month

Samuel Wilson (1703-1750) is the 8th essay in The British Particular Baptists, volume 4, that was just released this month

19th Dec 2018

“He came forth, even at the first, with clear evangelical light, with great warmth, zeal, and fervency of spirit, and, like another Apollos, with a torrent of eloquence, being mighty in the Scriptures: all which things recommended him to all sorts of people, and made him exceedingly popular.” So eulogized John Gill of his late friend and fellow London minister, Samuel Wilson. Eager as we are to speak well of our departed loved ones and friends, especially those who have toiled alongside us in Christian endeavors, Gill’s characterization is nonetheless faithful to the man who once stood shoulder to shoulder with him as the only other Baptist defender of gospel truth at the now famous Lime Street Lectures of 1730-1731, when core doctrines of the faith were being assailed during the age of the so-called “Enlightenment.” --Terry Wolever