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ORIGIN OF THE BAPTISTS

Baptists have three points of origin: The New Testament, the Protestant Reformation, and Puritan and Separatist congregations. Being over 400 years old, Baptists have always been first and foremost people of the Book, Christological in...

WHO WERE THE BAPTISTS?

The first Baptists were known as general atonement Baptists, due to their belief that Christ’s death on the cross was for whosoever believed in it. Yet 30 years later the Separatists would arise, placing themselves alongside more...

HOW BAPTISTS CAME TO NORTH AMERICA

It is true that Baptists’ origins lie in Great Britain, but they would quickly spread beyond the border of Britain. The rise of religious persecution in England inspired many Baptists to leave for North America, seen as a place to find...

THE VARIETIES OF BAPTISTS IN CANADA

The first Baptists to come to North America were English speaking, and organized on English principles. Not all Baptists were English based: Welsh congregations soon arrived in North America and were the first ethnically oriented...

HOW BAPTISTS PLANT CHURCHES

How do Baptist churches come into being? What do Baptists mean when they use terms such as “meeting” or “gathering”? And who establishes these meetings: an elder, or God? This video helps to navigate why Baptists might use different...

CONGREGATIONS, CHURCHES, AND THE KINGDOM

What is the life cycle of a baptist congregation? Most Baptist congregations move through five stages: a beginning, growth, maximum effectiveness, uncertainty, and finally to plateau, close, or blend with another congregation. But...

THE BAPTIST CONGREGATIONS

Imagine a contemporary Baptist congregation. What do you see? Pews, chairs, platform for lectern, a choir, a glass partition for baptism. But these were not always the standard. Early Baptist meetings were intimate, with everyone...

THE ASSOCIATIONAL PRINCIPLE

How do Baptists interact beyond the local congregation? It is through association with one another (not a scriptural term, but a practical term by practical people) that Baptists form Associations, Conventions, Unions, and even the...

BAPTISTS AND MISSIONS

Synonymous with the word “Baptist” is the word “Missions.” At first, Baptist mission meant sharing the gospel by an elder or pastor, and growing a congregation where a congregation had not existed yet, usually nearby. But as the world...

BAPTISTS AND OTHER CHRISTIANS

What relationship do Baptists have with other Christians? Baptists initially were dissenters, much like Quakers, desiring to establish religious toleration in their societies. Baptists were willing to join with other Christians in...

THE LORDSHIP OF CHRIST

An important overarching theme in all Baptist writings, thought, and work is the Lordship of Jesus Christ. With all other Christians, Baptists affirm Jesus as saviour and Lord, and the Trinitarian nature of Jesus. Baptists also affirm...

BAPTISTS AND THE BIBLE

Baptists have a plethora of words used to describe the Bible: Inspired, infallible, trustworthy, the rule for life, a guide, a perfect treasury, inerrant, and authoritative. What do all these words mean? Find out in this video....

BAPTISTS AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

What do Baptists understand as the Christian experience? Is it merely cerebral consent? Sacramental observance? It is both/and the emphasis on a heartfelt experience as well. Baptists emphasize the personal nature of belief, found in...

BAPTIST AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Baptists in Canada are a unique people. They come from multiple sources: England, Ireland, Scotland, the American Colonies, and even through the slave trade. Regionally they are diverse as well....

CANADIAN BAPTIST WITNESS

Baptists in Canada are a unique people. They come from multiple sources: England, Ireland, Scotland, the American Colonies, and even through the slave trade. Regionally they are diverse as well....

RENOWNED CANADIAN BAPTISTS

Over the course of their 250-year history, numerous men and women have stood out for singularly important contributions to their family. Among them whom we discover in this final segment of the Series on Baptist Identity are: David...

 
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About William Brackney

For many years, Brackney has been a student of post-Reformation Protestant Thought, including the life and thought of the Baptists and the Radical Reformation. Dr. Brackney has also done major work in the area of human rights and global ethics from a Free Church perspective, producing the five volume Human Rights and the World’s Major Religions.

 
 

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