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To: Salvation

Baptists are much older. Baptists organized in England around that time, but to say that is when they started is simply historically inaccurate.

While some quotes purporting to support the above statement may not be supportable, there are other quotes that indicate adult baptizers (because Baptists are distinctive in requiring people first be BELIEVERS before they are baptized) existed to the days of the apostles.


11 posted on 06/27/2009 10:12:58 AM PDT by Blogger
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Find the dates.....this is a fact thread!


15 posted on 06/27/2009 10:17:50 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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All true. Time to read “Trail of Blood” again.


18 posted on 06/27/2009 10:20:47 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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There was a lot of debate about infant baptism in The Church — it raised a lot of questions about what happened to infants who died before being baptised (before modern medicine, many kids didn’t last to see their 5th birthdays). The early Church answered that pretty well..


36 posted on 06/27/2009 10:35:05 AM PDT by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delendae sunt + Jindal 2K12)
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***Baptists are much older. Baptists organized in England around that time, but to say that is when they started is simply historically inaccurate.***

Do you have any evidence? The earliest Baptist attribution I’ve ever seen is Smyth in Holland.


75 posted on 06/27/2009 11:07:24 AM PDT by MarkBsnr ( I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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The AnaBaptists...

Meaning to rebaptise...

First time as babies with Christening...

and then full dunking as adults and believers...

The AnaBaptists were around before Luther...

Plus some other groups..


168 posted on 06/27/2009 2:00:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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