THE TRAIL OF BLOOD

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CHURCH GOVERNMENT CHANGED IRREGULAR CHURCHES

By Dr. J.M. Carroll*

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INFANT COMMUNION

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Greek Catholic

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CHURCH LEO II AND POPERY STATE OFFICIALLY UNITED ESTABLISHED HIerarchy CatholIc SAINT AND IMAGE WORSHIP 787

DIVISION 869 TRANSUBSTANTIATION

1123 CELIBACY PETROBRUSIANS & ARNOLDISTS 1139

1215 DEPOSED FREDERICK

WYCLIFF 13301384

1483-1546 LUTHER 1530 Lutheran Church SAVONAROLA 1452-1498 1509-1564 CALVIN 1541 Presbyterian Church 1555 1648 AUGS- WESTPHALIA BURG 1812 Disciples 1810 Cumberland

JESUS ORGANIZES HIS CHURCH
MARK 3:16-18

BAPTISMAL CONSTANTINE 313 MARIOLOGY REGENERATION INFANT PERSECUINFANT BAPTISM TION ACT BAPTISM 303 NON FELESTABLISHED PURGATORY LOWSHIP BY LAW INDULGENCES DECLARED TOLERA251 TION ACT 311

AURICULAR CONFESSION 1215 INQUISITION 1231 Roman Catholic 1229 Bible Forbidden

HUSS 1373-1415 1602 Congregationalist

1531 Church of England ZWINGLI 1484-1531 BUNYAN 16281688 1785 Methodist Church 1867 Holiness Movement
1906 Pentecostal Movement

DARK AGES
MONTANISTS
NOVATIONS PURITANS PATERINS CATHARI ( ANA ) PATERINS ITALY WALES E N G L A N D ( BAPTISTS ( ANA - BAPTISTS ) ( BAPTISTS )

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ARMENIA BULGARIA

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ENGLAND WALES

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POLAND ALPS GERMANY

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By Dr. J.M. CARROLL*

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EXPLANATION OF THE CHART
2. The numbers at the top and bottom represent 21* centuries. The first vertical line is A.D. 1, and the second, A.D. 100, and so on. 3. The horizontal lines at the bottom have between them the nicknames given to Baptists during the passing years and ages - Novations, Montanists, Paulicans and Waldenses. 4. THE RED CIRCLES REPRESENT BAPTIST CHURCHES beginning with the first at Jerusalem, founded by Christ during His earthly ministry, and out of which came the churches of Judea, Antioch and others. The red indicates they were persecuted. In spite of the bitterest opposition and persecution Baptist Churches are found in every age. The first nickname given them was Christian, the next Ana-Baptists, and so on. You will notice that the dark ages are represented by a dark space. Even during this time you will notice a continual line of churches called Ana-Baptists. They were continually and bitterly persecuted even unto death by the Catholics. Near the fist of the 16th Century Ana was dropped and they were simply called Baptists. 5. THE BLACK CIRCLES REPRESENT CHURCHES INTO WHICH ERROR CAME AND ARE THEREFORE CALLED - IRREGULAR CHURCHES. The first error was in Government - Pastors assumed authority not given them by Christ. Pastors of larger churches claimed authority over other and smaller churches. Thus in the 3rd Century the Roman Hierarchy was established. The Emperor Constantine issued a call in 313 inviting all churches to send representatives to form a council. The red churches - that is Baptist Churches - refused the invitation but the irregular churches responded. The Emperor was made the head and thus the group of churches known as irregular churches became the State Church. The Emperor continued to head the churches until Leo II claimed authority as the successor of Peter. Thus is seen how the error in Church Government developed into Popery. 6. It was in the year 251 that Baptist Churches declared nonfellowship with the irregular churches. They refused to accept Baptism administered in infancy or for Salvation and thus came the oldest nickname - Ana-Baptist which means rebaptizers.

ILLUSTRATING the history of the Baptist Churches from the time of their founder,the Lord Jesus Christ, until the 21st Century.

1. The purpose of this book and chart is to show according to History that Baptists have and unbroken line of churches since Christ and have fulfilled His prophesy "I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT." In the irregular churches it is clear to see the growth of Catholicism and Protestantism. Baptists are not Protestants since they did not come out of the Catholic Church.

Copyrighted 1931 by Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky 40502*

In the 16th Century the Protestant Churches began to come out of the Roman Catholic Church. They are called Protestants because they protested against the errors of Catholicism.

*This is a computerized reproduction of Dr. Carroll's chart with the following exceptions: 1) scale; 2) addition of 21st century; 3) addition of 1867Holiness Movement; 4) addition of 1906 Pentecostal Movement.

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