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Definition of Baptist
BaptistBaptist Bap"tist, n. [L. baptista, G. ?]
1. One who administers baptism; -- specifically applied to
John, the forerunner of Christ. --Milton.
2. One of a denomination of Christians who deny the validity
of infant baptism and of sprinkling, and maintain that
baptism should be administered to believers alone, and
should be by immersion. See Anabaptist.
Note: In doctrine the Baptists of this country [the United
States] are Calvinistic, but with much freedom and
moderation. --Amer. Cyc.
Freewill Baptists, a sect of Baptists who are Arminian in
doctrine, and practice open communion.
Seventh-day Baptists, a sect of Baptists who keep the
seventh day of the week, or Saturday, as the Sabbath. See
Sabbatarian. The Dunkers and Campbellites are also
Meaning of Baptist from wikipedia
form a major branch
of Protestant Christianity distinguished
by baptizing professing Christian believers
only (believer's baptism, as opposed...
- John the Baptist
(c. 1st century
BC – c. AD 30) was a Jewish itinerant preacher
in the early
AD. Other titles
for John include
- The Southern Baptist Convention
(SBC) is a Christian denomination based
in the United
States. It is the world's largest Baptist
denomination, and the largest...
- Reformed Baptists
as Particular Baptists
or Calvinistic Baptists
) are Baptists
that hold to a Calvinist
soteriology, (salvation). They...
- The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing
was a white supremacist terrorist bombing
of the 16th Street Baptist Church
in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday,...
- The beheading
of John the Baptist
, also known
as the decollation
John the Baptist
or the beheading
of the Forerunner, is a biblical event
- Independent Baptist churches
(some also called Independent Fundamentalist Baptist
or IFB) are Christian
congregations, generally holding
- Baptist beliefs
are not completely consistent
from one church
to another, as Baptists
do not have a central governing
authority. However, Baptists
- The American Baptist Churches
USA (ABCUSA) is a mainline Baptist Christian denomination within
States. The denomination maintains
- media Missionary Baptists
are a group
that grew out of the missionary
/ anti-missionary controversy
that divided Baptists
in the United
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