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56 – February – 25 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST


 

Baptists Publish the Word

 

1824 – THE FIRST BAPTIST PUBLISHING HOUSE IN AMERICA WAS FORMED IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY – On February 25, 1824, from a meeting in Washington, D.C., the “Baptist General Tract Society” was begun.  Luther Rice was elected Treasurer.  He was a partner of Adoniram and Ann Judson and had returned from the mission field to raise money to keep them on the mission field.  Early on Christian people had united in the effort to evangelize through Christian literature.  “The Evangelical Tract Society” was formed in Boston in 1811; the Philadelphia Sunday School and Adult School Union were organized in 1817, and the Baptists joined with other denominations in organizing the American Sunday School Union.  However Baptist leaders were not satisfied until they had their own publishing house to formulate Baptist ideas and doctrine which culminated in the organization mentioned above.  On April 30, 1840, in N.Y. City, representatives from 15 states voted to change the complexion and name to “The American Baptist Publication and Sunday School Society.”  From that time Baptists have been able to obtain distinctive Baptist literature to train their members.  The “Baptist Manual” was published consisting of a Doctrinal, Historical and Biographical series.

 

Dr. Greg J. Dixon, from: This Day in Baptist History Vol. I: Cummins Thompson /, pp. 77.

 

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154 — June 03 – This Day in Baptist History Past


 

154 — June 03 – This Day in Baptist History Past             

 

 Dr Anna Scott’s Bio

 

Wilt Thou Go With This Man?”

 

What Unusual youths! Both Edward Payson Scott and Miss Anna Kay broke off engagements for marriage when prospective mates were unwilling to go to the mission field! Before ever meeting her, Edward proposed marriage, and she consented not only to marry him but also to go with him to Assam on the mission field. At his parents’ home, a former pastor was visiting, and he read for family devotions the decision of Rebekah when she was asked, “Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go” (Gen. 24:58). They married on April 30, 1861 in Payson, Illinois.

 

They left for the field June 20, 1862, and arrived in Calcutta on October 20. After laboring for seven years, E. P. Scott determined in 1869 to carry the gospel to one of the most dangerous Naga tribes.

 

A young Naga man who wished to marry must show thirty skulls of men before he was considered brave enough to defend a wife.  With his violin in hand and a prayer for these savage men, he assayed to enter . . . . their hills. . . . When he reached this place, he found twelve savage warrior chiefs ranged on either side of this narrow divide.  They raised their spears as Scott approached, and at that moment the violin poured forth its sweet strains, and the voice of the singer rang out in the words,

 

“Am I a soldier of the Cross?”

 

Thus it was that the door was opened, and the gospel did its mighty work as God used music as the key.

 

Asiatic cholera swept the area, and Dr. E. P. Scott contracted the disease. On May 18, 1869, as he neared death, his wife asked him if he had peace. He answered, “Yes, perfect peace,” and he entered the land of the well!  Mrs. Scott remained until 1873 when she returned to America with her three children.  Mrs. Anna Kay Scott entered medical school and graduated as a medical doctor. She practiced medicine in Cleveland, Ohio for twelve years, after which she was ready to return to the mission field. She was appointed to Swatow, China where the need for medical assistance was great, and arrived on November 15, 1889. Her day started at 4:00 a.m. And continued until 10:00p.m., during which time she would often see two hundred patients. Dr. Anna Kay Scott arrived back in Chicago on June 3, 1914, thus completing her missionary life.

 

Dr. Dale R. Hart: Adapted from: This Day in Baptist History Vol. I. (Thompson/Cummins)pp. 228 -229.

 

 

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