WHO WERE THE BAPTISTS?
By William (Bill) Brackney
The variety of Baptists goes back to the 17th century English scene. Differences of opinion about the Bible and its interpretation led to the earliest categories, including the Seventh Day Baptists, who took the biblical question one step further than others. Baptists have had many names, like “churches of Christ,” “churches of the baptized way,” finally coming to be known simply as “Baptists.”
Exodus 3:1-10 / Genesis 1:26
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