Gill commenting on Genesis says, "the moving creature that hath life: an animal life, of which sort of creatures as yet there had been none made; vegetables, or such as have a vegetative life, were made on the third day; but those that have a sensitive and animal life not till this day, the fifth; and the less perfect, or lower sort of these, were first produced, even such as move or "creep" n , as the word used signifies; which is applied to fishes as well as creeping things, because in swimming their bellies touch the water, and are lose to it, as reptiles on the earth: and of these creeping things in the seas there are innumerable, as the Psalmist says, Psalm Ambrose states in his Hexaemeron, V, i.
For although some plunge themselves into the depths, they are still seen to split the water; while those who swim above creep with their whole body, which they drag along the surface of the waters.
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The message stayed with Gill and eventually led to his conversion. It was not until six years later that he made a public profession when he was His first pastoral work was as an intern assisting John Davis at Higham Ferrers in at age His pastorate lasted 51 years. In his congregation needed larger premises and moved to a Carter Lane, St. During Gill's ministry, the church strongly supported the preaching of George Whitefield at nearby Kennington Common.
He was a profound scholar and a prolific author. His most important works are:.
Gill also edited and re-published the works of the antinomian theologian Rev. Tobias Crisp , D. John Gill was the first major writing Baptist theologian, his work retaining influence into the 21st century.