Baptist

Definitions

  • PAIGE-STREET FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 1840
    PAIGE-STREET FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 1840
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Baptist follower of Baptistic doctrines
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WORTHEN-STREET OR SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH WORTHEN-STREET OR SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1860 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1860
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bourbon was first made by a Baptist minsister from Bourbon County in Kentucky in 1789. That is where it got its name
    • Baptist One of a denomination of Christians who deny the validity of infant baptism and of sprinkling, and maintain that baptism should be administered to believers alone, and should be by immersion. See Anabaptist.
    • Baptist One who administers baptism; -- specifically applied to John, the forerunner of Christ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The rickshaw was invented by the Reverend Jonathan Scobie, an American Baptist minister living in Yokohama, Japan, built the first model in 1869 in order to transport his invalid wife. Today it remains a common mode of transportation in the Orient.
    • n Baptist One who administers baptism: the title (with a capital letter) of John, the forerunner of Christ.
    • n Baptist [capitalized] A member or an adherent of one of those Christian denominations which maintain that baptism can be administered only upon a personal profession of Christian faith. Generally, though not always, Baptists are immersionists. This doctrine has been held from a very early age of the Christian church; but the Baptists as a distinct denomination date from the epoch of the Reformation, and were originally called Anabaptists by their opponents. In the United States the Baptists owe their origin to Roger Williams, who was originally a minister of the Church of England. The principal Baptist denominations are the Baptists, sometimes called Calvinist Baptists, from their Calvinistic theology; Freewill Baptists, who are Arminian in theology and open communionists in practice; German Baptists, popularly called Dunkers; General Baptists, a party of English Baptists who are Arminian in theology and hold to a general atonement (opposed to Particular Baptists, who are Calvinistic); Old-School Baptists, sometimes called Anti-Mission or Hard-Shell Baptists, from their extreme Calvinism, which leads them to oppose all active measures for the conversion of the world (a sect numbering 40,000); Seventh-Day Baptists, who keep the seventh day, instead of the first, as the sabbath; Six-Principle Baptists, so called from the six principles which constitute their creed (they practise “laying on of hands,” and refuse communion to all who do not); Disciples of Christ, also called Christians or Campbellites, an American denomination growing out of the labors of Alexander Campbell, and separately organized in 1827; Winebrennerians, or Church of God (organized in 1830 by John Winebrenner), who maintain the washing of feet as an ordinance of perpetual obligation; and Christians, or the Christian Connection, an American sect of Unitarian Baptists founded about 1800. The Baptists are congregational in polity, and generally Calvinistic or semi-Calvinistic in theology. Those of Great Britain do not generally regard baptism by immersion as a prerequisite to communion, and therefore commune with other churches; but the opposite position is, with few exceptions, adopted by the Baptists of the United States. The former are popularly called open-communionists, the latter close-communionists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first man to distill bourbon whiskey in the United States was a Baptist preacher, in 1789.
    • ns Baptist one who baptises: one who approves only of baptising by immersion, and that only to persons who profess their faith in Christ
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. baptista, Gr. baptisth`s
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. baptiz-einbapt-ein, to dip in water.

Usage

In literature:

We stayed with marster and missus and went to their church, the Maple Springs Baptist church, until they died.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Moliere's real name was Jean Baptiste Poquelin.
"Classic French Course in English" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
Rivers who is now pastor of the Berean Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Rev.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
His father, a Baptist clergyman, died while he was an infant, leaving him destitute.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
It was through Baptiste that I heard of Baron Fritz's side of the case, for Baptiste was friendly with Fritz's servants.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
The Holy Ghost does not destroy character, but uses it, and these words of the Baptist are natural to him.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
Among the Baptists and Independents there was vague talk of an appeal to arms.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Not so with Baptiste.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
He organized four churches in Washington, namely, Zion Baptist, Enon Baptist, Mt.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Jean Baptiste would raise wheat, which he knew would pay, and would not raise hemp, which might or might not pay.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
This is the way in which almost all the other bodies estimate their numbers, the Baptists excepted.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
A Baptist minister, the Rev.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
Baptiste was in the garden.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
He used to own the First Baptist Church.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
In Genoa, in the Chapel of St. John the Baptist, he executed six statues and five bas-reliefs.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
JOHN THE BAPTIST QUESTIONING CHRIST'S MESSIAHSHIP.
"The New Testament" by Various
He had a nice family, a good house, and he was a clever gentleman, and a "hardshell" Baptist of the first water.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
All I got is business in Chicago, an' I aims to ride wid de Baptist.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
The Baptists are the descendants of those followers of Mr. WHITFIELD, who formerly were very numerous under the denomination of New-Lights.
"First History of New Brunswick" by Peter Fisher
Up to this day I confound the worthy man with John the Baptist, probably because he looked so lank and long and lean.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In poetry:

Baptiste! —
He had two girls,
One is Virginie,
What God calls the other
Is not known to me.
"At The Cedars" by Duncan Campbell Scott
I went down into the desert
To meet John the Baptist.
I walked with feet that bled,
Seeking that prophet lean and brown and bold.
I spied foul fiends instead.
"I Went Down Into The Desert" by Vachel Lindsay
When He, at thirty, to the Baptist came,
And was baptis'd by him in Jordan's stream,
The Holy Ghost descended from above,
And hov'ring, perch'd upon him, like a dove.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
Like Shadrach in fire, or the Baptist's old Sire,
Like Miriam and Moses, let's praise
Our Saviour (who came from Hell's raging flame,
To save us) the rest of our days.
"Another Invitation, Or Exhortation To Worship Christ Jesus" by Rees Prichard
Independants and Baptists, but let them alone,
They're peaceable people, and quarrel with none.
A Church without blemish is not among men;
Then don't pry too deep, and you'll find none in them.
"The Church-And-King Club;" by William Hutton
So the man be a man, let him worship, at will,
In Jerusalem's courts, or on Gerizim's hill.
When she makes up her jewels, what cares yon good town
For the Baptist of Wayland, the Quaker of Brown?
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Janice Crass , 53, of Paducah died at 8:29 am Friday at Western Baptist Hospital.
She was a member of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church.
Fay was a former member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 am, ET, Tuesday, March 1, at White Baptist Church in Woodville, Florida with Reverend Rick Taylor officiating.
Crim , 93, of the Brownfield community in Pope County, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
MOUNT HOLLY — A man was charged with the September break-in of a Baptist church in Lumberton.
Funeral service was Monday, May 9, at Bethel Baptist Church in Newell.
Funeral service will be Monday, May 9, at 4 pm at Bethel Baptist Church in Newell.
She is a member of Creechville Road Baptist Church.
Ellery Baptist Church's Jim Caldwell attempts to make the tag as the Family Church's Jason Poole slides into second base during Friday night's Church League softball championship game.
Melissa Kay Crozier and Lucas Matthew Reviea both of Sanger, Texas were united in marriage on April 28, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Krugerville, Texas officiated by Sam Redfearn.
On Saturday, April 15, 2006, at 3 pm, the Bloomfield Missionary Baptist Church in Cadiz was the setting for the exchange of wedding vows for Almelia Jean Crump of Cadiz and Bradley Montez Prince of Paris, Tenn. With the Rev.
Ruby was a member of Margaret Hank Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and had attended Sunday School at Lone Oak First Baptist Church the last few years.
John Wesley Crutcher Jr, 79, of Paducah died at 2:26 pm Tuesday at Western Baptist Hospital.
The Atmore community will once again come together today to mourn the loss of one of its own as funeral services are held for Timothy "Tim" Fontaine Currie at First Baptist Church.
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In science:

We thank Baptiste Battelier and Iacopo Carusotto for useful discussions. S.
Seeing zeros of random polynomials: quantized vortices in the ideal Bose gas
Prototyp ing co ronag raphs fo r exop lane t charac ter izat ion w ith SPHERE Anthony Boccalettia, Lyu Abeb, Jacques Baudranda, Jean-Baptiste Dabanb, Richard Douetb, Geraldine Guerrib, Sylvie Robbe-Duboisb, Philippe Bendjoyab, Kjetil Dohlenc, and Dimitri Mawetd* a LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, 5 pl. J.
Prototyping coronagraphs for exoplanet characterization with SPHERE
Ziegler, Lectures on polytopes, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, vol. 152, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1995. Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty and Claude Lemar´echal, Fundamentals of convex analysis, Grundlehren Text Editions, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2001.
Definability of restricted theta functions and families of abelian varieties
We thank Mohammed Abouzaid, Fr´ed´eric Bourgeois, Baptiste Chantraine, Roman Golovko, Paul Melvin, and Dan Rutherford for several stimulating discussions.
Obstructions to Lagrangian Cobordisms between Legendrians via Generating Families
Aknowledegments : I am grateful to Jean-Baptiste Bardet (Rouen), Frank den Hollander (Leiden) and Bruno Schapira (Orsay) for their interest and their advices.
Range of a Transient 2d-Random Walk
Ng, “Existence and uniqueness of stationary probability vector of a transition probability tensor”, Department of Mathematics, The Hong Kong Baptist University, March 2011.
The Spectral Theory of Tensors (Rough Version)
Ng, “On linear convergence of power method for computing stationary probability vector of a transition probability tensor”, Department of Mathematics, The Hong Kong Baptist University, April 2011.
The Spectral Theory of Tensors (Rough Version)
In this case, the network is “remembering” an illustration by Jean-Baptiste Oudry for Jean de la Fontaine’s fable La Cigale et la Fourmi.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
John the Baptist’ of heavy flavour physics, i.e., the precursor of greater things to come.
Heavy Flavour Physics: On Its More Than 50 Years Of History, Its Future And The Rio Manifesto
We are grateful to Carine Amoros, Baptiste Houret, Karine Lacombe, Jacques Land ´e, Wilfried Marty, Gilbert Rouaix and Kevin Sarcelle for developing, maintaining and running the test benches.
Extensive testing of Schottky CdTe detectors for the ECLAIRs X-Gamma-ray Camera on board the SVOM mission
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