He was responsible, on behalf of his church, for the article concerning the laying-on-of-hands included in the 1721 edition of the Welsh Baptist Confession of Faith , and acted as mediator in an Arminian controversy at Hengoed in 1730 , but is best remembered for his disputation with Fowler Walker , Abergavenny , on infant baptism, and for his publications on the subject — (1) Adnodau or rai Lleoedd Cableddus a Sarhaus o Lyfrau … ar Fedydd Plant , 1732 , and (2) Infant Baptism, No Institution of Christ … , 1734 . He also published (3) A Free and Sober Enquiry into the truth of certain paragraphs contained in the Assembly's Shorter Catechism … , 1736 , (4) Reasons for and against Singing of Psalms … , 1737 , and three sermons entitled (5) The State of True Religion in all ages … , 1726 , (6) A Modest Plea for the maintenance of the Christian Ministry … , 1729 , and (7) A View of the Divine Conduct, in the Government of this Lower World … , 1730 . His funeral sermon, by Joseph Stennett , appeared under the title of The Everlasting Covenant the best Support … , 1748 .
Benjamin George Owens, M.A., Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959