Baptist Churches in Willard, MO
Baptist Churches FAQs
When did Baptist Churches begin?
Although often considered Protestant, the Baptists were never actually in the Catholic Church, and therefore never protested. Many of the Baptists trace their lineage to groups outside of it. Baptist Churches started in the United States when Roger Williams went to Rhode Island and started a colony there with freedom of religion, which had been almost unheard of anywhere. Williams then established the first Baptist church in March 1639.
What do Baptist Churches believe?
Baptist Churches strongly believe in and seek to follow the teachings found in the Bible, especially in the New Testament. They strongly emphasize Bible teaching. They reject infant baptism, believing that only believers should be baptized, and that they should be immersed. Local churches are self-governing, and believe that salvation can only occur by being born-again. They support missionary work around the world. There are some differences of beliefs among Baptists.
What types of Baptist Churches are there?
Baptists can now be found to believe many things. However, there are five major groups of Baptist Churches in the U.S., and the largest of these is the Southern Baptist Convention, having more than 16 million members. Churches form groups loosely, believing that God and the Word of God are their supreme Authority for belief and practice.