THere have been historically two basic types of Baptists as I understand. Of course today we have dozens or more different types but still most fall into one of two broad categories: 1. Particular Baptist 2. General Baptist If you are a baptist then you fall into one of these two. The Particular Baptist is one who is calvinistic and believes in a particular atonement. In other words, only the predestined will be saved. All others will reject Christ and refuse to believe. In this belief each saved person is saved only because God has chosen him for salvation The General Baptist believes in a general atonement. One that is not specific but far reaching to anyone and thus predestination is not needed (predestination as Calvinists understand it) but rather each man must choose for himself because all men are equally capable of belief. In this belief each man is saved because he has chosen to receive the free gift of God, offered equally to all men. As you can see, these are pretty broad categories and do not address things like OSAS and the like but it is meant to get an idea of which side of the "great theological divide" people are on.