committed to historic Baptist & Reformed beliefs

 

CATECHISM

OF

ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

 

Appendix 2.

     A brief statement of the origin and founders of all religious denominations, common to our country.
     Baptists—Founded by Jesus Christ during His personal ministry upon earth. They have always been Missionary Baptists.
     Primitive Baptists—This 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 Baptists—This 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 Bledsoe’s 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 Baptists—This sect had its origin in New Hampshire, in 1780. and was led by a Baptist preacher named Benjamin Randall.

     Seventh Day Baptists—These people spring from two sources—England 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 Baptists—There 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 Baptists—This movement had its origin in Middle Tennessee, about 1850, and was led by Elders Chorder and Thomas Stone, two Baptist preachers.
     General Baptists—There 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.

 
 
The Reformed Reader Home Page 


Copyright 1999, The Reformed Reader, All Rights Reserved