Did you know that Doctor degrees were considered blasphemy by the Baptist
Crosby History. That the civil power has no right to make and
impose ecclesiastical laws That people ought to have the right of choosing their
own ministers: That the high-commission court was an anti-Christian usurpation.
That those who are qualified to preach, ought not to be hindered by the civil
powers: That, the Lord's prayer be a rule and foundation of prayer, yet not to
be used as a form; and that no form of prayer ought to be imposed on the church.
That the baptism administered in the Church of Rome is invalid: That a
true condition and discipline is essential to a true church; and that
the worship of God in the Church of England is in many things defective. He
touches but briefly on their opinion of baptizing believers only; and brings up
the rear with saying, they counted blasphemy for any man to
arrogate to himself the title Doctor of Divinity— that is, as he
explains it, to be called Rabbi, or Lord and Master of other men's faith. From
the foregoing statement of Baptist doctrine, as held by the English martyrs, we
find that they regarded the churches of Rome and England as false churches, and
their baptism as invalid ; and that they regarded them as Modern Baptist Period.
assumption of the title of Doctor of Divinity as blasphemy.'' What
will our modern D.D.'s think of this? :
1Pe 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but
being ensamples to the flock.
Mat 23:8-12 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master,
even Christ; and all ye are brethren. (9) And call no man your
father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. (10)
Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. (11)
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. (12) And whosoever
shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be