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Are Baptists Protestants?


Are Baptists Protestants?
Name: Michael Simms
Add a little more detail (optional): Title says it all, are Baptists Protestants?


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Short answer... no. The Protestant movement took place when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis's to the door of the Catholic church in his town in Germany. Thus began the Protestan movement.

Baptists, on the other hand, have been around since the time of the Apostles. They have been known throughout history as Donatists, Paulicians, Anabaptists, and a few others.

What makes the Baptists different from other Protestant churches and the Catholic church, is that they have strictly adhered to Biblical principles since the beginning. The Baptists, in the past, were mercilessly persecuted by both the Catholics and the Protestants because of their beliefs. Several state churches in history actually put death sentences on anyone who got re-baptized. The re-baptism of the person was only done by Baptists in order for the person to be Scripturally baptized.

I don't want to get into an extremely in-depth explanation here, primarily because I don't have my study notes with me! But also because I think I have sufficiently answered your question, if not given you more!

I hope you find this helpful, and please feel free to ask more questions if you have any.
A Protestant is a church that came out of the Roman Catholic Church. A true Baptist Church did not come out of the Roman Catholic Church. The true Baptist were the one that the RCC persecuted, they hated the teachings, & they tried their best to wipe them off the face of this earth. But God won, although they did much damage killing many of the old Baptist people, burning up their homes, their churches, & records.

I might add, Baptist have not always been known as Baptist, yet those who the RCC persecuted so bad where those who held to the same truths we teach today from the Holy Bible.

I would like to give you a link to a web site that will help you on this topic, it has several good articles that will help you with this.

This is something we should study out for our self, sad to say many of our brothers & sisters do not, while there's many Baptist pastors behind the pulpits that cannot answer your question, & they think there is only Roman Catholics & Protestants, which is not true.
Jesus started only one Church. The Apostles were the first members. (I Cor. 12:28) I believe when Jesus chose 12 disciples to come away from the group, He names them Apostles. (Luke 6:12-16) In Acts 1 there were 120 members. (Acts 1:15) In Act 2 there were at least 3120 member of this First Church after Peter preached his great sermon and gave his invitation for the lost to be saved and 3,000 were added unto them. (Acts 2:41) And soon, those Christians filled Jerusalem (Acts 5:28) with their doctrine ( and a few years later, the Gospel would be spread to all of Western Asia and continue on to Europe.

The Catholics, a state church started in Rome, came out of the Baptist movement (around or sometime before 313 A.D.). In essence, they were the first protestants. By forming their church, they protested against the Church Jesus founded years earlier in Jerusalem, and accordingly, protested against us.

We are NOT protestants, period. We are the one and only, the real deal, the exact, the precise continuation of John the Baptist and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Every other Church on this planet was started by a man. Every other Church then, is a carnal church because it was founded by a non-divine person. Our First Church, was spiritual, because it was founded by a Divine Head, our Lord Jesus Christ. We are a direct continuation of that First Church.

I am a Baptist pastor. I was baptized by a pastor, who was baptized by a pastor, who was baptized by a pastor, who was baptized by a pastor, who was baptized by a pastor, who was baptized by a pastor. . . . .et al. . . . . all the way back to John the Baptist!!!!! The Mormons, JWs, Church of Christ "waterdogs," Catholics, and any other "modern day" church can't say that. But we sure can!!!

We have one Bible, one salvation, one baptism, one faith, one LORD, and. . . .one Church. We are, a direct continuation of the Church our Lord Jesus founded in Galilee almost 2,000 years ago.

Accept it, believe it, because it's TRUE!!!! Don't listen to other believers or other churches. Read the Book and believe what it says. It is our spiritual road map.

And remember this: JESUS if the DOOR to heaven. . . and BAPTISM is the door to any church.

I could go on and on, but you get the message.

Ron Ray
Stephenville, TX
John the Baptist. Jesus was baptized by John. He was Baptist and taught it. Baptist were first called Christians at Antioch. It is too simple; so, it is over looked IMHO. Anabaptist means re-baptize. This was of necessity when baptismal regeneration and infant baptism came along. The RCC would not join if they had to be re-baptized.
Can anyone prove not using the bible that the following existed before the edict of Milan

Once saved always saved
Bible Alone
Faith Alone

I do not belong to a denomination but am studying at Cornell University and have been studying all pre 300 ad wrtings and have found things that controdict the above

Can anyone prove not using the bible that the following existed before the edict of Milan

Once saved always saved
Bible Alone
Faith Alone

I do not belong to a denomination but am studying at Cornell University and have been studying all pre 300 ad wrtings and have found things that controdict the above

 

The premise of the question is a fallacy in it's entirety.  Why on earth would you want to ignore the highest authority (the Bible) in favor of anything written by fallen and fallible man? It doesn't matter what any extra-biblical source says if it contradicts the Bible; they are wrong, plain and simple.  If there is no corroborating source, then it doesn't matter because we have the Bible.  If you think that's illogical reasoning, then you should ask yourself which authority is higher...man's or God's?  If you say God's, then stick with the Bible and use it as your starting point.  If you say man's, then you should read the Bible and spend some time in serious prayer to ask God who the authority is.


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