1 For example, Jesse Laney Boyd, A Popular History of the Baptists Mississippi (Jackson, MS: 1930), pp.77-79.

2 “Elder Ezra Courtney (1775-1855): Bringing the Baptist Faith to the Wilderness,” Journal of Louisiana Baptist History, Vol. I, 1988, p. 52-54.

3 Ibid., p.55.

4W. E. Paxton, A History of the Baptists of Louisiana from Earliest Times to the Present (St. Louis: 1888), pp.37-38.

5T. M. Bond, A Republication of the Minutes of the Mississippi Baptist Association from its Organization in 1806 to the Present (1849) (New Orleans. 1849), p.12.

6 Glenn Lee Green, House Upon A Rock (Alexandria, LA 1973), p.72.

7 Bond, pp.7-8.

8Author’s private collection (I have not discovered any associational articles or local church confessions in the states of Mississippi and Louisiana that vary from this pattern).

9Thomas J. Nettles, Baptist Catechisms, (Memphis, 1983).

10 James Pettigru Boyce, Abstract of Systematic Theology (1887), p.339.

11William L. Lumpkin, Baptist Confessions of Faith (Valley Forge: 1969), p. 350.

12 Jesse L. Boyd, A Popular History of Baptists in America Prior to 1845. (New York:1947), p.100. Keach’s catechism is essentially the Westminster Shorter Catechism revised for Baptists.

13 For example, see John L. Dagg, A Manual of Theology, (Southern Baptist Publication Society:1857).

14Joe M. King, A History of South Carolina Baptists, (Columbia: 1964), p.45.

15 Bond, p.138.

16 It is difficult to imagine that any Baptist preacher in the early nineteenth century would have made such a statement.

17 Bond, pp.8-9.

18 Boyd, p.78.

19 See “The Baptist Faith and Message,” 1963, p.13.

20The New Convention Normal Manual for Sunday School Workers, (Nashville)e:1918), pp.

21 “The Baptist Faith and Message”, 1963, p. 12.

22 Thomas J. Nettles, By His Grace and for His Glory, (Grand Rapids:1986), p.244.

23Ibid., pp.244-245.