Was he or wasnt he

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  1. Salty

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    Depends on what you mean by "Baptist." He was not a follower of Rome, as the date of Easter according to him was different from Rome's date, indicates.

    He preached salvation by grace through faith as opposed to the so-called "sacraments" of Rome being salvific.

    He baptized believers on a profession of faith. He may or may not have done so by immersion.

    It is clear from history that he was a dissenter from Rome. How close he came to the doctrine with we consider the Baptist Distinctives is a valid area of discussion.
     
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    No. From the little we know about him, no.

    As a general rule, Criswell tries to make everyone a Baptist.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Here's what the Baptist Encyclopedia, edited by William Cathcart, published in 1881 said about it:
     
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    The following is from Ben Stratton's website Landmark Southern Baptist by H. C. Vedder

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LandmarkSouthernBaptist/message/380

    (H.C. Vedder {1853-1935} was a noted Baptist historian and professor at Crozer Theological Seminary. While he was a theological liberal, he did produce a number of valuble historical works. The above quote is from page 71-72 of his "Story History of the Baptists", first published in 1891. Vedder devotes several pages arguing that Patrick was an evangelical preacher who held to Baptist principles.)
     
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    Here's another view from Dr. Stephen Wilson, written in 2008. Dr. Wilson is a scholar-professor at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Kentucky, where I serve as a trustee.

    It was published in 2008 by Baptist Press, here:
    http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=27634

    Here's an excerpt:
     
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    Here's an interesting article by Dr. D. K. Landis
    http://www.carmichaelbaptist.org/Sermons/landis1.htm

    An excerpt:
    Was St. Patrick a Baptist? I don't know. But there are plenty of writings out there that suggest that Patrick, if not a Baptist, was baptistic in belief and practice.
     
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    oopsy....I thought this was about "Fuzzy Wuzzy" the bear...carry on :D
     
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    Thank you for sharing your research that led to your summary statement.

    For some reason, I've never learned very much about this man and his works. Guess it's because, St Patrick's Day is about green beer and cheap merchandising that's filling the stores this time of year. Like so much more, from bunny rabbits to reindeer, the secular world overshadows and hides Truth, at every turn.

    So, an additional thank you (and others), for causing me to pause and consider.
     
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    Patrick was remarkable. And he was no Roman Catholic. That's all I'll say.
     

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