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.
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After all, Baptists believe in “soul liberty”: ultimately, your beliefs are between you and God.Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?|Molly Worthen|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Paul Hemphill|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They attempted to create a movie that would please everybody, from Catholics to Baptists, from Pentecostals to Presbyterians.
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.
Of religious sects, the most active were the Friends, the Baptists, and the Independents.Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland|Henry B. Stanton
With the Fifth Monarchy men abroad, every chapel, except those of the Baptists, would have been a magazine of explosives.Bunyan|James Anthony Froude
Many refuse to remain Baptists because of what is involved in close communion.
But the Baptists do not think I ought to come with them, and yet I have been baptized.Dorothy Page|Eldridge B. Hatcher
In this they were like the Baptists, but essentially dissimilar to the Disciples.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler|Pardee Butler