William B. Johnson

William B. Johnson

“The denomination to which I have the honor to belong, holds the true fundamental principles of the gospel of Christ. These are, the sovereignty of God in the provision and application of the plan of salvation, the supreme authority of the scriptures, the right of each individual to judge for himself in his views of truth as taught in the scriptures, the independent, democratical, Christocratic form of church government, the profession of religion by conscious subjects only, and the other principles of scripture truth growing out of these or intimately connected with them.” – William B. Johnson (1846)

William B. Johnson served as the first president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Tom Nettles provides a brief biographical sketch of W. B. Johnson. You can also read a sermon by Johnson entitled, “A Church Of Christ,” and his larger work, “The Gospel Developed Through The Government And Order Of The Churches Of Jesus Christ.”

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