Baptists: The Only Thorough Religious Reformers by John Quincy Adams and published by Classics
To the advocacy and propagation of the principles here presented, many countries owes much of its greatness from Baptist principles, and this is owing to the fact that Baptist principles have impressed themselves upon a nation, as the only principles consistent with a government divorced from ecclesiastical control, and recognizing the universal right to civil and religious liberty.
The recognition and prevalence of these principles, the evangelical paedo-baptist churches of our land owe their spirituality and moral power, in spite of the inconsistency of infant baptism, the legitimate and baneful fruits of which are nipped in the bud. by the influence of Baptist churches.
With the earnest prayer that the present edition may be as useful, at least, as previous ones, in leading Christians of every name to the knowledge and practice of Bible truth, the work is commended to the blessing of God, and the candid consideration of the reader.