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As With Roses

As With Roses

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"As With Roses", is the first in a series presenting various scenes in Baptist History. The painting depicts the beating of the Baptist preacher, Obadiah Holmes, in Boston, September 5, 1651. (Painting is 18"x30". Frame is approximately 28"x32".)

Excerpts from Historical Sketch
In 1651, Holmes Accompanied John Clark and John Crandall to Lynn, Massachusetts to worship in the home of William Witter. This trip would yield one of the greatest contributions to religious liberty in American history!

On July 20, 1651, While Clarke preached, the three were arrested and charged with "seducing and drawing aside others after their erroneous judgment and practices." ...they were fined, and if the fines were not paid they were to be well whipped. Holmes viewed payment of the fine as an admission of guilt and chose instead to suffer for conscience sake.

On September 5, 1651, Holmes was led to the post in Boston and there, with his blood, he sealed what he believed. He was given thirty lashes with a three-corded whip, the executioner using all his strength. Holmes said, "As the man began to lay the strokes upon my back, I said to the people, 'Though my flesh should fail, yet God will not fail...'"

The scene depicted in this painting shows Holmes after the beating. When he was released from the post, he said to the magistrates, "Ye have beaten me as with roses." John Hazel and John Spur are the two Baptist brethren shown assisting Holmes. Both were arrested and fined for their act of sympathy.

Scene painted by nationally known artist, Don Adair, of Richardson, Texas.
  • Framed and Double Matted
  • Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Limited First Edition Print
  • Historical Sketch (8.5" x 11" - coordinating frame)
  • Museum Quality Glass (UV protection and glare reduction)
  • Ready to Hang (complete with hanging wire)

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