Religious freedom involves both a freedom from and a freedom for:freedom from efforts by either government or religious organizations to coerce religious beliefs or practices or to require support, financial or otherwise, of religion; freedom for the practice of religious convictions without interference from government or religious organizations as long as the practice does not harm the well-being of others. Such freedom has been bought with a terribly high price in human suffering and death. Why have Baptists been praised for their role in the cause of religious liberty? Why have Baptists been in the forefront of the effort? Read this book not so much as a tranquil consideration of the past but as a clarion call to action in the present and the future.
Recommended by Verlyn Bergen:
Because many of the current leaders and institutions have abandoned Baptist heritage and founding principles, this is a must read for all who claim to be Baptist.