- a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion and that is usually Calvinistic in doctrine.
- (lowercase) a person who baptizes.
- the Baptist. John the Baptist.
- Also Bap·tis·tic. of or relating to Baptists or their doctrines or practices.
Origin of Baptist
Examples from the Web for baptists
After all, Baptists believe in “soul liberty”: ultimately, your beliefs are between you and God.Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?
June 1, 2014
There were no nightclubs, thanks to the Baptists, and there was scant affluence to create boating and nights at fancy restaurants.The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons
March 29, 2014
They attempted to create a movie that would please everybody, from Catholics to Baptists, from Pentecostals to Presbyterians.‘Son of God’: Why Are Jesus Movies Always Lame?
Matthew Paul Turner
March 2, 2014
But as you write in the novel, Baptists excommunicated Deborah for dressing as a man.
And the Baptists then were not like the ones now: They were radicals, they were egalitarians; they were edgy.
Why, he's one of the Baptists who were on the platform with you yesterday.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
We shall be in the Brahmin caste of the hell of the Baptists.The Book of the Damned
They were likely to be Baptists or Methodists, by persuasion, and Democrats in politics.Union and Democracy
But the active labor in this cause was mainly done by the Baptists.A History of American Christianity
Leonard Woolsey Bacon
Then there were a number of Baptists, who also now dwelt in peace, under the King's protection.Dulcibel
- a member of any of various Christian sects that affirm the necessity of baptism (usually of adults and by immersion) following a personal profession of the Christian faith
- the Baptist See John the Baptist
- denoting, relating to, or characteristic of any Christian sect that affirms the necessity of baptism following a personal profession of the Christian faith
Word Origin and History for baptists
A group of Christian communities marked chiefly by insistence on adult baptism by immersion. Baptists regard baptism as a ceremony that accompanies and seals a conscious profession of faith in Jesus; for this reason, they do not baptize infants but wait until candidates have reached their teen or adult years. The Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in the United States and are particularly insistent on the separation of church and state.