TO THE SEARCHERS FOR TRUTH
Years ago Brother W. W. Gardiner said to me: "I would rather trust your
interpretation of some portions of Scripture than that of Mr. Broadus."
In astonishment I inquired, "Why?" "Because," he replied, "you have been
forced to know some things that Mr. Broadus never had to know."
If there is any portion of Scripture, the true import of which I have been forced to learn, it is that portion upon which the Disciples depend to prove the close and inseparable connection between baptism and salvation.
I am aware that in many places Campbellism is not what it once was. It has loosened its grip upon some things that were foundation stones upon which the denomination was built. There has been in many parts a gradual abandonment of the chief vagaries of Mr. Campbell and his contemporaries and a return toward Bible ground. But in the language of a distinguished writer and preacher, "Campbellism is blood raw in many places." Besides the principal error combated has been more or less advocated through the ages, and doubtless will be for ages to come.
For such reasons I send out the book, hoping that error will be hindered and truth helped by its publication.
I have received valuable aid from various sources. I desire to acknowledge especially indebtedness to my friend and brother F. L. Dupont, for valuable suggestions.
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