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From This Sion

From This Sion

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This painting depicts the constituting service of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church on November 22, 1755. Shown preaching is Shubal Stearns. (Painting is 18"x30". Frame is approximately 28"x32".)

Excerpts from Historical Sketch
Shubal Stearns was born January 28, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. Stearns was converted under the ministry of George Whitefield, and in 1745, became minister of a “New Light” church. A careful study of the scriptures led Stearns to embrace Baptist principles and, in 1751, he was baptized by Wait Palmer.

...In 1754, Stearns led a group of Baptists from New England southward.  They tarried for a season in Virginia where they were joined by Daniel Marshall, brother-in-law of Stearns.  While there, Stearns received letters from North Carolina informing him that “preaching was
greatly desired by the people of that country and in some instances they rode forty miles to hear one sermon.”  Again they traveled south, arriving at Orange County, North Carolina, in November of 1755.  The group immediately began to construct a meeting house and formally constituted the Sandy Creek Baptist Church, November 22, 1755.

...They preached in all the surrounding areas and such was the blessing of God that within two years the church had grown from 16 to over 600 members. Numerous branches of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church were organized and many of these were formally constituted into churches.

... Baptist Historian David Benedict wrote in 1813: “Sandy Creek church is the mother of all the Separate Baptists.  From this Sion went forth the word, and great was the company of them who published it, insomuch that her converts were as drops of morning dew.  This church in seventeen years has spread her branches westward as far as the great river Mississippi;  southward as far as Georgia; eastward to the sea and Chesapeake Bay;  and northward to the waters of the Potomac; it, in seventeen years, is become mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, to forty-two churches, from which sprang 125 ministers...”

..Depicted is the first service of Sandy Creek Baptist Church. Stearns is preaching and in front of the tree to his right is Daniel Marshall and his son Abraham.
  • 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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