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Elder Ephraim Rittenhouse
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Elder Rittenhouse, of Delaware, served several churches in Delaware and Maryland for over forty years. He had a very large private correspondence besides writing a great number of letters for publication on almost every subject that could be thought of. Very few of our ministers have written so much as he did. He possessed a special gift in the manner of writing comforting, encouraging letters. Few such gifts have been bestowed on the church.

Elder Rittenhouse was regarded as one of our most able ministers, one whose preaching was always interesting and instructive, a man of good judgement and wise counsel. It is regrettable that our present generation has hardly heard or read of him. We hope to re-introduce this dear servant of Jesus Christ.

Below you will find links to the some of the editorial writings of Elder Rittenhouse. We hope to have a large collection of his writings on this page.

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An Experience of Elder Rittenhouse
The Two Sons
There Is A Sin Unto Death
The Seven Churches
Rambling Thoughts
A Plea For Peace
Paul's Defense Of His Apostleship
Mary
Autobiography
 
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The Primitive or Old School Baptists cling to the doctrines and practices held by Baptist Churches throughout America at the close of the Revolutionary War. This site is dedicated to providing access to our rich heritage, with both historic and contemporary writings.