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Baptists originated from 17th century English Puritanism. The term "Baptist" came from their insistence that baptism should be reserved for those old enough to comprehend and confess a personal faith in Jesus. Modern Baptists are a group of Christian denominations and churches who subscribe to a theology of believer's baptism (as opposed to infant baptism), salvation through faith alone, Scripture alone as the rule of faith and practice, and the autonomy of the local church. Churches in the Baptist family include the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Baptist Convention of America and the American Baptist Churches in the USA.
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Title Alternate label Class
Northern Baptist Convention Denomination
Southern Baptist Convention Denomination
Negro Baptists A Denomination
General Six Principle Baptists Denomination
Free Will Baptists Denomination
United American Free Will Baptist Church (Colored) Denomination
Free Will Baptists (Bullockites) Denomination
General Baptists Denomination
Separate Baptists Denomination
Regular Baptists Denomination
United Baptists Denomination
Duck River and Kindred Associations of Baptists (Baptist Church of Christ) Denomination
Primitive Baptists Denomination
Colored Primitive Baptists Denomination
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Denomination
Independent Baptist Church of America Denomination
American Baptist Association Denomination
Seventh Day Baptists (German, 1728) Denomination
Seventh Day Baptists Denomination
Negro Baptists B Denomination
Negro Baptists (Uncoded) Denomination
Negro Baptists Denomination