[Linux4christians] Baptists (was Re: Ex-Muslim's college speech disrupted by arson.)
tbutler at ofb.biz
Thu Dec 10 17:22:22 EST 2009
On Dec 10, 2009, at 4:11 PM, Timothy Butler wrote:
>>> Actually, Baptists historically also come out of the Catholic
>>> primarily through England, through the Puritans.
>> No that is NOT correct. Sorry. Baptist were before the catholic
>> church ever was. Baptists were in the first church at Jerusalem.
>> Constantine started the catholic church, hundreds of years after
>> Christ started His church.
> Most historians would disgree with you. Here's a Baptist site that
> offers the more standard history:
> (Check out some good Church History books that are not partisan to
> a particular denomination if you'd like to confirm what I'm saying.)
> One would have a very hard time proving baptists existed in
> Jerusalem -- there is no historical record to suggest that, to the
> best of my knowledge. On extant evidence, one could make as
> compelling (if not more compelling) argument of a primitive
> Presbyterian church. But, I don't recommend doing it. :-)
Incidentally, the easiest way to trace the linage of a church is
simply to look at where its organization comes from. Baptists in the
U.S. trace back to the same Elizabethean/Jacobean Puritans that
founded the Presbyterian and Congregational churches... (cf. Wm. H.
Brackney, _Baptists in North America: An Historical Perspective
[Oxford: Blackwell, 2006], i.)
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