Contemporary and friend of missionary William Carey. Fuller resisted the prevailing Calvinistic idea among Baptists that preaching should avoid application to the hearers as well as appeals to conversion, lest the preacher interfere somehow in God’s election of his chosen people. By encouraging each other Carey and Fuller succeeded in breaking free from the restrictive theology of their time. They went back to the New Testament, especially to Jesus’ injunction to preach the gospel to all the world.
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