good job. So tell me again who founded the Babtist church.
883 days ago
Thanks. UstahBProwd , The Baptist General The Baptists come from both sides of the "fence" of this theological confrontation. In 1607, Anglican persecution in full, a community of Puritan separatists, chose exile in the Netherlands. John Smyth and Thomas Helwys lead a band of Puritans in Amsterdam, the birthplace of religious freedom. Here are hosted by a community of Mennonites, and are so in touch with the New Testament teaching of baptism of believers. The community is entirely re-baptized by sprinkling (Smyth is administered first to a self-baptism). When the waters subside in England, most of the community returned to London (the others flow into the Mennonite movement) forming the first Baptist church "general" - that is inspired by Armenian. The General Baptists believed, as Arminians, that salvation was "general", ie given an opportunity to all, and that each might render himself liable to accept or reject this salvation through faith, considered a natural right of human beings is not affected by sin (which is supported by Calvinism, which considers the faith as a gift of sovereign grace of God). Particular Baptists The roots of "Baptists special" British people are the same from which arose the movement of the "General Baptists", ie the Calvinist Puritanism of the early English Puritan separatists, in particular from a separatist Puritan community gathering in 1616 by Henry Jacob. This arose as a semi-breakaway communities, a cross between Puritanism in accordance with the Church of England Puritan separatists and those who had rejected the state church as false. Organized as a communion of believers bound together by a pact brother, had refused to completely deny the legitimacy of the Church of England. For 1630, however, when he became pastor John Lathrop, many in the community pressure that were totally repudiated Anglicanism. In 1633 ten members of the community, after a long debate, are released from their obligations to the church and are organized as independent communities. Of this group in 1638 became pastor Samuel Eaton, convinced supporter of the baptism of believers only. It will follow later in the line, reinforcing the group identity as a Baptist, William Kiffin openly. This group, reflecting on ecclesiology, discovers - on their own - the baptism of believers by immersion. Since the church (they claim) is made up of believers only, baptism can be imparted only to those who believe. She was born as the first Baptist church "special" words of inspiration Calvinist. Particular Baptists believe, in fact, as orthodox Calvinists, predestination, that is, that salvation was given exclusively, that is "especially" to those whom God had predestined for this. In 1644 seven Particular Baptist community in London published a confession of faith that gives them their identity unequivocally. Their soteriology proposes the Five Points of Calvinism, states that the New Testament teaches only the baptism of believers by immersion and how it should be clear separation of church and state. To coordinate their churches, in 1813 the Baptists founded the Baptist Union of particular Britain. In 1833 it was restructured to allow even the reception of General Baptists. In 1891 in Britain the formal distinctions between particular and general Baptists disappear in favor of a unified Baptist. Those communities that did not intend to be part of it and want to carry on the legacy of Baptists unchanged particular, are still known as Baptists narrow or "Baptist narrow and specific."