John Smyth (Baptist Minister)

John Smyth (Baptist Minister)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Smyth was an early Baptist minister of England and a defender of the principle of religious liberty. Historians consider John Smyth as a founder of the Baptist denomination.Smyth was born in Lincolnshire around 1570 and educated locally at the grammar school in Gainsborough.Smyth was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1594 in England. Soon after his ordination, he broke with the Church of England and left for Holland where he and his small congregation began to study the Bible ardently. He briefly returned to England and Baptists became known as Separatists.In 1609, Smyth, along with a group in Holland, came to believe in believer's baptism and they came together to form one of the earliest Baptist churches. Baptists believe that baptism is a sign of obedience to God. Baptists also believe that baptism by immersion is pictorially symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christshow more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134902705
  • 9786134902700