Thomas Wilcox (1621-1687) was a seventeenth-century Particular Baptist who should not be forgotten. The traits that marked the lives of other notable seventeenth-century Baptists, such as John Bunyan and Benjamin Keach, marked the life of Thomas Wilcox. In the face of great opposition, Thomas fought for the purity of church worship and paid the price for living out his convictions.
The Baptist historian Thomas Crosby recorded that Thomas Wilcox was “two or three times put into Newgate (prison) for Nonconformity.” Thomas is best remembered for a wonderful little book that he wrote before the Great Fire of London in 1666—A Choice Drop of Honey from the Rock Christ. This book has gone through many editions and translations. Though a small book, it has been greatly usedbyGod throughout the centuries.And though it has often been reprinted, it hasfallenout of print in our day. Thus, it is our pleasure to bring this treasure back into circulation.
It is our hope that this bookand its author, Thomas Wilcox, will not be forgotten in our generation.