What does Baptist mean?

Definitions for Baptist
ˈbæp tɪstbap·tist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Baptistnoun

    follower of Baptistic doctrines

Wiktionary

  1. baptistnoun

    A person who baptizes

  2. Baptistnoun

    A Protestant denomination of Christianity, which believes in the baptism of believers, as opposed to the baptism of infants.

  3. Baptistnoun

    An adherent of this denomination.

  4. Baptistadjective

    Of, relating to, or adhering to the Baptist religious denomination.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Baptistnoun

    He that administers baptism.

    Etymology: baptiste, Fr. βαϖτιστης.

    Him the Baptist soon
    Descry’d, divinely warn’d, and witness bore
    As to his worthier —— Parad. Regained, b. i. l. 25.

Wikipedia

  1. Baptist

    Baptists form a major branch of Protestantism distinguished by baptizing professing Christian believers only (believer's baptism), and doing so by complete immersion. Baptist churches also generally subscribe to the doctrines of soul competency (the responsibility and accountability of every person before God), sola fide (salvation by just faith alone), sola scriptura (scripture alone as the rule of faith and practice) and congregationalist church government. Baptists generally recognize two ordinances: baptism and communion. Diverse from their beginning, those identifying as Baptists today differ widely from one another in what they believe, how they worship, their attitudes toward other Christians, and their understanding of what is important in Christian discipleship. For example, Baptist theology may include Arminian or Calvinist beliefs with various sub-groups holding different or competing positions, while others allow for diversity in this matter within their denominations or congregations. Historians trace the earliest Baptist church to 1609 in Amsterdam, Dutch Republic with English Separatist John Smyth as its pastor. In accordance with his reading of the New Testament, he rejected baptism of infants and instituted baptism only of believing adults. Baptist practice spread to England, where the General Baptists considered Christ's atonement to extend to all people, while the Particular Baptists believed that it extended only to the elect. Thomas Helwys formulated a distinctively Baptist request that the church and the state be kept separate in matters of law, so that individuals might have freedom of religion. Helwys died in prison as a consequence of the religious conflict with English Dissenters under James I. In 1638, Roger Williams established the first Baptist congregation in the North American colonies. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the First and Second Great Awakening increased church membership in the United States. Swedish Baptist (Scandinavian Baptists) have origins in the Radical Pietism movement that split off from the Lutheran Church of Sweden due to the Conventicle Act (Sweden) rather than the English Dissenters that split off from the Anglican Church of England, but both reached similar conclusions on theology. Baptist missionaries have spread their faith to every continent.

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  1. baptist

    A Baptist is a member of a Protestant Christian denomination advocating baptism only of adult believers by total immersion. Baptists form one of the largest Protestant bodies and are characterized by their emphasis on personal religious experience, autonomy of the local church, and principle of separation of church and state. They also believe in the authority of the Bible and the importance of evangelical doctrines such as salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baptistnoun

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

  2. Baptistnoun

    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

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BAPTIST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Baptist is ranked #15595 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Baptist surname appeared 1,875 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Baptist.

    49.6% or 930 total occurrences were Black.
    38% or 714 total occurrences were White.
    5.1% or 97 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.5% or 66 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.3% or 62 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.3% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baptist in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baptist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Baptist in a Sentence

  1. Sing Oldham:

    The Southern Baptist Convention presents no governing policies to churches because The Southern Baptist Convention is not a governing organization ; The Southern Baptist Convention is The Southern Baptist Convention. Each church is self-governing, however, The Southern Baptist Convention has consistently called on churches to report immediately to law enforcement any known or suspected instance of sexual abuse in a church context and has provided resources to inform churches of ways to help protect their congregants.

  2. President Obama:

    In one afternoon 50 years ago, so much of our turbulent history -- the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow; the death of four little girls in Birmingham, and the dream of a Baptist preacher -- met on this bridge.

  3. Raphael Warnock:

    Whoever would have thought that in the state of Georgia we would see the people of Georgia rise up and send an African American man who grew up in public housing, the pastor of this Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King preached, and a Jewish young man, the son of an immigrant, to the US Senate ?

  4. Paige Patterson:

    And sure enough, Paige Patterson did, she came to church one morning with both eyes black. And she was angry at me and at God and the world, for that matter. And she said,' I hope you're happy.' And I said,' Yes ma'am, I am.' And I said,' I'm sorry about Southern Baptist, but I'm very happy.'.

  5. Al Mohler:

    When it comes to questions short of that, theres going to be a robust Southern Baptist discussion.

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