Baptist

[Bap┬Ětist]

Follower of Baptistic doctrines

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One who administers baptism; -- specifically applied to John, the forerunner of Christ.

Noun
follower of Baptistic doctrines

Adjective
of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baptist church; "Baptist baptismal practices"; "a Baptist minister"


n.
One who administers baptism; -- specifically applied to John, the forerunner of Christ.

n.
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.


Baptist

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. 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 Baptists.

One who administers baptism; -- specifically applied to John, the forerunner of Christ.

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Usage Examples

My grandfather was one of the most amazing Baptist ministers in history, he was unbelievable. He was one of the most amazing men - the most amazing man that I ever met... He lived an amazing life.

My dad doesn't like religion much, but I grew up very close to the Baptist tradition. God isn't this distant thing. God is right here with you all the time. He's your buddy, and you can talk about everything.

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Other Usage Examples

I think that my preaching style and many of my ideas and ideals about faith are based in both Pentecostal and Baptist background.

The biological evolutionary perception of life and of human qualities is radically different from that of traditional religion, whether it's Southern Baptist or Islam or any religion that believes in a supernatural supervalance over humanity.

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