Some Christians before 1609 held what many refer to as distinctively Baptist beliefs. Baptists in 1609 practiced believer’s baptism, but they didn’t immerse. Even so, most church historians agree Baptists emerged as a distinct movement 400 years ago.
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor The long-awaited Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant is history now, but it appears it will be history with a future. Almost as soon as the opening session of the joint convocation of some 30 Baptist conventions came to