Revised 1912, 27th edition
Foreword by Dr. Ronnie Simpson
Historical Baptist principles and people have always
been an intriguing and important part of my personal
study. My interest in this subject has led me to
diligently pursue the true nature of Baptist History.
I have devoted much time in preparation of lessons taught
at Carolina Bible College on Baptist Distinctives.
This study has introduced me to an enormous volume of
books relative to the subject. Of these, D.B.Ray's
Baptist Succession has proven to be one of the most
accurate and informative.
The climate of religious liberalism has created a
plethora of modern writers who have erroneously untied
Baptist people with Protestantism. Prior to the 20th
century all Baptists agreed with the position of D.B.
Ray. His work evidences a distinct line of Baptists
traceable from the time of Jesus Christ. I personally
have record of more than 1,000 Baptist churches, which
can trace such a lineage.
I applaud this book as being the landmark for all
Baptists in defense of the historical record. Baptist
distinctives are plainly discussed in this book and will
be a foundation for any Bible student desirous to see his
Baptist roots apart from the influence of Catholic and