Meadow Lakes Baptist Church

It is a distinct principle with Baptists that they acknowledge no human founder, recognize no human authority, and subscribe to no human creed. For all these things, Baptists of every name and order go back to the New Testament. And while no competent Baptist historian assumes to be able to trace a succession of Baptist churches through the ages, most of them are of one accord in believing that, if we could secure the records, there would be found heroic groups of believers in every age who upheld with their testimonies and, in many cases, with their lives, the great outstanding and distinctive principles of the Baptist churches of today.
God is a God of order. One can hardly look at our solar system without noting that it is a mechanism so meticulous in its operation that everything must function precisely, or else disaster and chaos would result. God has a plan for every saved person, and the church is in the center of God’s plan for Christians today. But it is remarkable how many people claim to be saved by the grace of God through Christ, yet in the same breath say that they do not have to go to church to be a good Christian. They certainly didn’t read that in the Bible. What they are looking for is a position that will free them from any responsibility of being faithful to God’s house. Perhaps if they knew the facts as seen in the Bible concerning Christ and His church, they would change their minds. 

"The Trail of Blood . . ."
Following the Christians Down Through the Centuries . . .
The History of Baptist Churches From the Time of Christ, Their Founder, to the Present Day
by J. M. Carroll
THIS LITTLE BOOK is sent forth for the purpose of making known the little-known history of those FAITHFUL WITNESSES of the Lord Jesus, who, as members of the CHURCH JESUS BUILT, "Overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death," Rev. 12:11.