A brief statement
of the origin and founders of all religious denominations, common to our country.
BaptistsFounded by Jesus Christ during His personal ministry upon earth. They have always been Missionary Baptists.
Primitive BaptistsThis people had their origin in the United States. This body is the result of a division of the Baptist ranks covering a period of some ten years, from 1830 to 1840. It occurred in different states, and at different places in the same state, at different times, led by different persons.
Two Seed BaptistsThis is the result of a division in the Primitive Baptists ranks, and began early in the nineteenth century, led by Elder Daniel Parker, then pastor of Bledsoes Creek Baptist church (now Hopewell) in Sumner County, Tennessee. The open rupture took place about the middle of this century and is sometimes called Parkerism, after its distinguished founder.
Free Will BaptistsThis sect had its origin in New Hampshire, in 1780. and was led by a Baptist preacher named Benjamin Randall.
Seventh Day BaptistsThese people spring from two sourcesEngland and Germany. In England they arose in 1650, and in Germany in 1694. Edward Stennet was a prominent leader in England, and in Germany a theologian by the name of Spencer.
Dunkers or German Baptists Were founded by Conrad Peysel, in Germany, in 1724.
Separate BaptistsThere have, at different times and places, been quite a number of people wearing the above name. The people who wear this name in this section of country at present, were originated by Elder William Keele, in Rutherford County, Tenn., in 1826.
Christian BaptistsThis movement had its origin in Middle Tennessee, about 1850, and was led by Elders Chorder and Thomas Stone, two Baptist preachers.
General BaptistsThere are two branches of this church. One originated in England in 1608 by John Smyth, who baptized himself. The other originated at Liberty, Indiana, by Bcnoni Stinson, in 1823. The two branches have no connection with each other.
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