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"First Baptist"

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Siberian, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Siberian

    Siberian New Member

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    Greetings, I am trying to do some research into the history of the title, "First Baptist Church", when it was first used, etc. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would be most grateful.

    Blessings,
    Gordon

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    We got here first..everybody else is second...;)

    just kidding, but not really. Check out McBeth's Baptist Heritage and that might help. Or Baker's book.
     
  4. Jon-Marc

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    I've always thought that a strange name. Only one can be the first one. :tongue3:
     
  5. Martin

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    ==Roger Williams founded Providence and he did form the first Baptist Church on American soil. Williams was a separatist, not a Puritan, who was kicked out of Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts Bay Colony because of his "strange" teachings. Williams did not remain a Baptist. While I believe he was a true Christian, he was confused in his ecclesiology.

    So the "First Baptist Church in America (Providence)" has rightful claim to its name.

    As for the title "First Baptist", I always assumed that the name was reserved for the first Baptist church in that town/city. However I know of several towns/cities that have several first baptist churches, so there goes my theory.
     
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    First Missionary Baptist Church of MyTown
    First Southern Baptist Church of MyTown
    First Cowboy Baptist Church of MyTown
    First Chinese Baptist Church of MyTown
    First First Street Baptist Church of MyTown
    First Second Baptist Church of MyTown
     
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