Baptists are a Christian religious group. Many Baptists belong to the Protestant movement of Christianity. They believe that a person can attain salvation through faith in God and Jesus Christ. Baptists also believe in the sanctity of the Bible. Many Baptists actively seek converts to their faith.
What is the difference between a Baptist and a Southern Baptist?
The main Baptist belief is that only those who have professed their faith in Christ should be baptized. The Baptist Church governs the individual churches, whereas the Southern Baptist Church does not govern the individual churches. At the same time, the Baptist holds to the autonomy of the local church.
Do Baptists believe in spiritual gifts?
The Holy Spirit also actively empowers believers with spiritual gifts, according to Baptists. Examples of these spiritual gifts include teaching, preaching and evangelism. Most Baptists do not believe in a modern expression of miraculous spiritual gifts described in the Bible, such as speaking in tongues and prophecy.
How do Baptists enter heaven?
Baptists believe that heaven is a literal place where those who have been saved will live eternally in the presence of God. Baptists believe that all traces of sinfulness are removed when you go to heaven, allowing believers to live in eternal unity and fellowship with God.
What is Southern Baptist beliefs?
Southern Baptist churches are evangelical in doctrine and practice, emphasizing the significance of the individual conversion experience, which is affirmed by the person having complete immersion in water for a believers baptism; they reject the practice of infant baptism.