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Baptists are individuals who comprise a group of Christian denominations and churches that subscribe to a doctrine that baptism should be performed only for professing believers (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and that it must be done by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling). [1]

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Abolitionism in the United States was the movement of the American Civil War to end slavery, whether formal or informal, in the United States.

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Affusion (la. affusio) is a method of baptism where water is poured on the head of the person being baptized.

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Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.

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Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Alexander Campbell (12 September 1788 – 4 March 1866) was a Scots-Irish immigrant who became an ordained minister in the United States and joined his father Thomas Campbell as a leader of a reform effort that is historically known as the Restoration Movement, and by some as the "Stone-Campbell Movement." It resulted in the development of non-denominational Christian churches, which stressed reliance on Scripture and few essentials.

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The Alliance of Baptists is a fellowship of Baptist churches and individuals in the United States.

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The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) is a Baptist Christian denomination within the United States.

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The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.

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Amillennialism (Greek: a- "no" + millennialism), in Christian eschatology, involves the rejection of the belief that Jesus will have a literal, thousand-year-long, physical reign on the earth.

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Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Anabaptism (from Neo-Latin anabaptista, from the Greek ἀναβαπτισμός: ἀνά- "over again" and βαπτισμός "baptism") is a Christian movement which traces its origins to the Radical Reformation.

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Arkansas is a state located in the Southern region of the United States.

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Arminianism is based on theological ideas of the Dutch Reformed theologian Jacobus Arminius (1560–1609) and his historic supporters known as the Remonstrants.

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Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres.

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Aspersion (la. aspergere/aspersio), in a religious context, is the act of sprinkling with water, especially holy water.

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Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma; see below) is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into the Christian Church generally and also a particular church.

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The Baptist Bible Fellowship International (BBFI) is a separatist, fundamentalist Baptist organization formed in 1950 by members who broke away from the World Baptist Fellowship as the result of a leadership dispute with J. Frank Norris.

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The Baptist Faith and Message (BF&M) is the statement of faith of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

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Baptist Press (BP) is the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Baptist successionism (also known as "Baptist perpetuity") is one of several theories on the origin and continuation of Baptist churches.

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The Baptist World Alliance is a worldwide alliance of Baptist churches and organizations, formed in 1905 at Exeter Hall in London during the first Baptist World Congress.

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Baptists are individuals who comprise a group of Christian denominations and churches that subscribe to a doctrine that baptism should be performed only for professing believers (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and that it must be done by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling).

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Basil Manly, Sr. (1798-1868) was an Alabama planter, Baptist preacher and educator.

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Believer's baptism (occasionally called credobaptism, from the Latin word credo meaning "I believe") is the Christian practice of baptism as this is understood by many Protestant churches, particularly those that descend from the Anabaptist and English Baptist tradition.

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In some Christian movements (especially Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism), to be born again is to undergo a "spiritual rebirth" (regeneration) of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit, contrasted with the physical birth everyone experiences.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

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The British West Indies, sometimes abbreviated to BWI, are now the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean, Anguilla, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and Montserrat.

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Calabar (also referred to as "Canaan City") is a city in Cross River State, southern Nigeria.

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Calabar High School is a prominent all-male, secondary school in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.

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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.

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Charles Haddon (CH) Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher.

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A denomination in Christianity is a distinct religious body identified by traits such as a common name, structure, leadership and doctrine.

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Christian eschatology is a major branch of study within Christian theology.

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Most Christian authorities and bodies view marriage (also called Holy Matrimony) as a state instituted and ordained by God for the lifelong relationship between one man as husband and one woman as wife.

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The church covenant is a declaration, which some churches draw up and call their members to sign, in which their duties as church members towards God and their fellow believers are outlined.

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The Church of England is the officially-established Christian church in England, and the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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Congregationalist polity, often known as congregationalism, is a system of church governance in which every local church congregation is independent, ecclesiastically sovereign, or "autonomous".

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The Conservative Baptist Association of America is a Christian association of churches in the United States with each local congregation being autonomous and responsible for their own way of functioning.

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The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) is a Christian fellowship of Baptist churches formed in 1991.

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Covenant theology (also known as Covenantalism, Federal theology, or Federalism) is a Calvinist conceptual overview and interpretive framework for understanding the overall flow of the Bible.

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Deacon is a ministry in the Christian Church that is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions.

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, RDC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply Congo is a country located in Central Africa.

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Dispensationalism is a Christian evangelical, futurist, Biblical interpretation that believes that God has related to human beings in different ways under different Biblical covenants in a series of "dispensations," or periods in history.

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The doctrine of separation, also known as the doctrine of non-fellowship, is a belief among some Protestant religious groups that the members of a church should be separate from "the world" and not have association with those who are "of the world".

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Ecumenism is any interdenominational initiative aimed at greater cooperation among Christian churches.

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Edward Bean Underhill (1813–1901) was an English missionary secretary, known as a Baptist historian and biographer.

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Election in Christianity involves God choosing a particular person or group of people to a particular task or to relationship, especially eternal life.

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English Dissenters were Christians who separated from the Church of England in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

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Although most Baptist groups are congregationalist in polity, some have different ecclesiastical organization and adopt an Episcopal polity governance.

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An episcopal polity is a hierarchical form of church governance ("ecclesiastical polity") in which the chief local authorities are called bishops.

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Eschatology is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity.

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An ethnic group or ethnicity is a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience.

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The Eucharist (also called Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, and other names) is a rite considered by most Christian churches to be a sacrament.

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The First Baptist Church in America is the First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island, also known as First Baptist Meetinghouse.

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The Great Awakening, was an evangelical and revitalization movement.

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Founders Ministries, previously known as the Southern Baptist Founders Conference, is a Reformed Baptist group within the Southern Baptist Convention in the United States.

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Free Villages is the term used for Caribbean settlements, particularly in Jamaica, founded in the 1830s and 1840s independent of the control of plantation owners and other major estates.

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A freedman or freedwoman is a former slave who has been released from slavery, usually by legal means.

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Freedom of religion or freedom of belief is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance; the concept is generally recognized also to include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any religion.

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The Fundamentalist–Modernist Controversy was a religious controversy in the 1920s and '30s within the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America that later created divisions in most Christian denominations as well.

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The General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC), established in 1932 is one of several Baptist groups in North America retaining the name "Regular Baptist".

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The Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF or) is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability.

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Glossolalia or (speaking in tongues) is the fluid vocalizing of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases as part of religious practice.

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The term Great Awakening can refer to several periods of religious revival in American religious history.

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Henry Alline (pronounced Allen) (June 14, 1748 – February 2, 1784) minister, evangelist, and writer, who became known as "The Apostle of Nova Scotia".

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Hermeneutics is the theory and methodology of text interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts.

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The American Baptist Home Mission Societies is a Christian missionary society.

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Immersion baptism (also known as baptism by immersion or baptism by submersion) is a method of baptism that is distinguished from baptism by affusion (pouring) and by aspersion (sprinkling), sometimes without specifying whether the immersion is total or partial, but very commonly with the indication that the person baptized is immersed completely.

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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Infant baptism is the practice of baptising infants or young children.

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James Robinson Graves (April 10, 1820 – June 26, 1893) was a US Baptist preacher, publisher, evangelist, debater, author, and editor.

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Jesse Mercer (1769-1841) was a prominent Baptist minister and namesake of Mercer University in the U.S. state of Georgia.

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Christians consider Jesus to be the Christ and believe that through his death and resurrection, humans can be reconciled to God and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of eternal life.

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John Clarke (October 1609 – 20 April 1676) was a physician, Baptist minister, co-founder of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, author of its influential charter, and a leading advocate of religious freedom in the Americas.

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John Smyth (c. 1570 – c. 28 August 1612) was an early Baptist minister of England and a defender of the principle of religious liberty.

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John Spilsbury (1593 – c. 1668) was an English cobbler and Particular Baptist minister who set up a Calvinist Baptist church in London in 1638.

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John Tyler Christian (1854–1925) was a Baptist preacher, author and educator.

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Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

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The King James Only movement advocates the superiority of the Authorized King James Version (KJV) of the Protestant Bible.

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Landmarkism is a type of Baptist ecclesiology developed in the American South in the mid-19th century.

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The following is a list of confessions that have been important to the development of various Baptist churches throughout history.

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This list of Baptist denominations is a list of subdivisions of Baptists, with their various Baptist associations, conferences, conventions, fellowships, groups, and unions around the world.

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The following list of Baptists is a catalogue of those who were members of Baptist churches or who were raised in Baptist churches.

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Manumission, from manumit, is the act of a slave owner freeing his or her slaves.

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The Mennonites are Christian groups belonging to the church communities of Anabaptist denominations named after Menno Simons (1496–1561) of Friesland (at that time, a part of the Holy Roman Empire).

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Methodism, or the Methodist movement, is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley.

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The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, or Methodist Episcopal Church South (MEC,S), was the Methodist denomination resulting from the 19th-century split over the issue of slavery in the Methodist Episcopal Church (MEC).

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Christian mission is "an organized effort for the propagation of the Christian faith." Missions often involve sending individuals and groups, called "missionaries," across boundaries, most commonly geographical boundaries, for the purpose of proselytism (conversion to Christianity, or from one Christian tradition to another).

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Myanmar (or (also with the stress on first syllable)), officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.

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The National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. (NBCA) is an African-American Baptist body organized in 1915 as the result of a struggle to keep the National Baptist Publishing Board of Nashville independent.

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The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (National Baptist Convention) is the largest predominantly African-American Christian denomination in the United States and is the world's second largest Baptist denomination.

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New Brunswick (Nouveau-Brunswick;, Quebec French pronunciation) is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the only province constitutionally bilingual (English–French).

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In 1833, Baptists in the United States agreed upon a confession of faith around which they could organize a missionary society under the Triennial Convention.

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The New Testament (Koine Greek: Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη, Hē Kainḕ Diathḗkē) is the second major part of the Christian biblical canon, the first part being the Old Testament, which is based on the Hebrew Bible.

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Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States.

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Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.

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North Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States.

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Nova Scotia (Latin for "New Scotland", pronounced in English as) (French: Nouvelle-Écosse) is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and constitutes one of the four Atlantic Canada provinces.

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The terms Old Lights and New Lights (among others) are used in Christian circles to distinguish between two groups who were initially the same, but have come to a disagreement.

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A pastor (UK:; US) is usually an ordained leader of a Christian congregation.

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The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.

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Plantations were an important aspect of the history of the American South, particularly the antebellum (pre-American Civil War) South.

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Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware and operating systems.

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In Christian end-times theology, (eschatology), postmillennialism is an interpretation of chapter 20 of the Book of Revelation which sees Christ's second coming as occurring after (Latin post-) the "Millennium", a Golden Age in which Christian ethics prosper.

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Premillennialism, in Christian eschatology, is the belief that Jesus will physically return to the earth before the Millennium, a literal thousand-year golden age of peace.

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Presbyterianism is a part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to the British Isles.

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Preterism as a Christian eschatological view interprets some (Partial Preterism) or all (Full Preterism) prophecies of the Bible as events which have already happened.

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The Protestant Reformation, often referred to simply as the Reformation, was the schism within Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli and other early Protestant Reformers.

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Protestantism is a form of Christian faith and practice which originated with the Protestant Reformation, a movement against what its followers considered to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church.

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Providence is the capital and most populous city in Rhode Island.

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The Puritans were a group of English Reformed Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to purify the Church of England from all Roman Catholic practices, maintaining that the Church of England was only partially reformed.

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Racism consists of ideologies and practices that seek to justify, or cause, the unequal distribution of privileges, rights, or goods amongst, or otherwise exhibit hatred or prejudice towards, different racial groups.

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Roger Williams (c. 1603 – between January and March 1683) was an English Protestant theologian who was an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state.

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Salvation (Latin salvatio; Greek sōtēria; Hebrew yeshu'ah) is being saved or protected from harm or being saved or delivered from some dire situation.

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The Second Coming (sometimes called the Second Advent or the Parousia) is a concept in Christianity regarding a future return of Jesus to Earth after his "first coming" and ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago.

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The Second Great Awakening was a Religious revival movement during the early 19th century in the United States.

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Slavery is a legal or economic system in which principles of property law can apply to humans so that people can be treated as property, and can be owned, bought and sold accordingly, and cannot withdraw unilaterally from the arrangement.

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Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel slavery that existed in the United States of America in the 18th and 19th centuries after it gained independence and before the end of the American Civil War.

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Sola fide (Latin: by faith alone), also historically known as the doctrine of justification by faith alone, is a Christian theological doctrine that distinguishes most Protestant denominations from Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, and some in the Restoration Movement.

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Sola scriptura (Latin ablative, "by Scripture alone") is the Christian doctrine that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of doctrine and practice.

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Soul competency is a Christian theological perspective on the accountability of each person before God.

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South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a Christian denomination based in the United States of America.

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The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) experienced an intense struggle for control of the resources.

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), in Louisville, Kentucky, is the oldest of the six seminaries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

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The Spiritual Baptist (or Shouter Baptist) faith is a syncretic Afro-American religion which combines elements of traditional African religion with Christianity.

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A tenet is one of the principles on which a belief or theory is based.

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The Trail of Blood (1931) is a booklet by the Baptist minister, James Milton Carroll.

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The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.

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Thomas Crosby (1683–1751) was an English writer, author of History of the English Baptists.

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Thomas Helwys (c. 1575 – c. 1616), an Englishman, was one of the joint founders, with John Smyth, of the General Baptist denomination.

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The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (from Latin trinitas "triad", from trinus "threefold") defines God as three consubstantial persons, expressions, or hypostases: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit; "one God in three persons".

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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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The University of Alabama (Alabama or UA) is a public research university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, and the flagship of the University of Alabama System.

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Valparaiso University, known colloquially as Valpo, is a regionally accredited private university located in Valparaiso, Indiana, United States.

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Virginia (U.S.:, U.K.), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

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Washington (originally called Heard's Fort) is a city in Wilkes County, Georgia, United States.

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William Knibb, OM (7 September 1803 – 15 November 1845) was an English Baptist minister and missionary to Jamaica.

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The roles of women in Christianity can vary considerably today as they have varied historically since the first century New Testament church.

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The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, also called the Second London Baptist Confession, was written by Particular Baptists, who held to a Calvinistic Soteriology in England to give a formal expression of their Christian faith from a Baptist perspective.

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