Baptist Beliefs A, includes the writings of William Allen, a professor of the Baptist religion in the 17th century. Not much is known about William Allen, other than the work he wrote which is shown on this page. According to the title page of his book, he was the "Late Adjutant-General in Ireland."
Allen, William (1614-1677)
The Captive Taken From the Strong or a True Relation of the Gracious Release of Mistress Deborah Huish From Under the Power of the Tempter. (1658)
Not much is known about William Allen other than that he was the author of the book shown above. This book, which was made available by the Princeton Theological Seminary Library is available from archive.org to read online or to download in the following formats: PDF, B/W PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Daisy, Full Text, and DjVu.
This work is a facsimile copy written in the old English language. Although some of the letters have changed from today's use, it is still not too difficult to read. According to the title page, William Allen was the "Late Adjutant-General in Ireland."
The title page also includes the following Scripture references:
He brought me uyp also out of an horrible Pit, out of the miry Clay, and set my feet upon a Rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new Song in my mouth; even praise unto our God: Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:2-3.
I will never forget thy Precepts, for with them thou hast quickened me. Psalm 119:93.
These verses are printed exactly as shown on the title page except for the updated version of the letter "s."
The book is approximately 120 pages in length, and begins with a note to the reader which begins with the following paragraph:
Thou hast here a true Narrative of the various and wonderful dealings of the Lord with this his poor Hand-maid, now made rich in Faith, (through grace) after fourteen years exercise, under great horrour, and soul-dismaying distress, as it was taken from her own mouth, at several times, by my self, since the Lord by his grace inlarged her heart, causing her this to speak to his praise.
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