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Southern And Northern Baptists

Whats the difference between Southern Baptists and Northern Baptist? I am doing a paper for school.

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The diff between the N & S baptist ?, Not sure.

Are they feuding like The Hatfields & McCoys or the N & S wars?
---Lawrence on 8/2/10


One thing I noticed about Southern Baptist is that they reject infant baptism. I believe that some Northern Baptists do accept infant baptism.
---Betty on 4/27/09


So we know now the difference between the southern and Northern baptist, where do the eastern and western baptists fit in all this?
---Andy on 4/27/09


My favorite Baptists are the "Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit-Predestinarian-Baptists"!
---JohnnyB on 4/25/09


Southern Baptists supported slavery and later, segregation of the races. Northern Baptists separated from them for those and other reasons.
---JohnnyB on 4/23/09




Northern Baptist say there anint no hell and Southern Baptist say the hell there anit.

In other words not mutch difference.
---John on 4/22/09


Have you tried doing a web search or even looking in Wikipedia?

BTW, I don't think the term "Northern Baptist" is used, but rather "American Baptist."

I have seen that in some big cities there are congregations that are members of both conventions.

Southern is a bit more conservative (as a whole), Northern a bit more liberal, but there's a lot of overlap in the middle.
---Jack on 11/5/08


"Pre Civil-War, Northern Baptist were rabidly anti-slavery, quoting scripture as showing slavery was evil. Southern Baptist were rabidly pro-slavery, quoting scripture as showing slavery was sanctioned by God."

I can't speak as to who was filling who's coffers. But, for more info on the above see Albert Rabetou's book Slave Religion.
---djconklin on 9/18/07


Pre Civil-War; Northern Baptist were rabidly anti-slavery, quoting scripture as showing slavery was evil. Southern Baptist were rabidly pro-slavery, quoting scripture as showing slavery was sanctioned by God. The fact that the coffers of northern Baptist clergy were fill by abolutionist had nothing to do with it, no, of course not! The fact that the coffers of southern Baptist clergy were filled by plantation owners had nothing to do with it, no, of course not!
---MikeM on 9/18/07


I'm not either one but from my understanding it was a split between the North and South during the civil war. and i think the southern supported slavery, and the northern (which I don't think is called Northern baptist but american) didn't.
---Jared on 11/12/06




didnt they both come from the free will baptists? not sure
---r.w. on 11/11/06


Baptists in America divided over the issue of whether slaveowners could serve as missionaries in 1845. Each group then funded its own mission agencies. In the twentieth century, Northern Baptists were dominated by liberal modernists, Southern Baptists are dominated by evangelical conservatives.
---Tony on 5/14/06


MikeM--It's precisely because Baptists value independence so much, that they don't hesitate to start a New Name Baptist Church over any differing Scriptural interpretation.(At least that's what I've been told.)
---Donna2277 on 5/8/06


While Baptists believe in the autonomy of the believer in interpreting the Scripture, your interpretation had better be like everyone else's around you, or you'll be given the left foot of disfellowship. (So have been my experience and observation.)
---Jack on 5/8/06


Southern Baptist, Independant Baptist,
Regular Baptist, Freewill Baptist, 1st and 2nd Baptist, Evangelical Baptist etc. I never could understand why there were so many brands of Baptist, never being one myself.
SO true MikeM!
---NVBarbara on 5/8/06


I dont think there are no more Southern Baptist in freemasonry than their were founding fathers in freemasonry. 9 only 27 were known NOT to be freemasons) Mr. right-wing Pat Robertson is a high mason, as is Billy Graham. The same people who condemn these masons condemn Boy Scouts, which were also founded by a mason.(baden Powell) I guess its a guy thing, I see masons as silly old men.
---MikeM on 5/8/06


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What's this I hear about the Southern Baptist Convention endorsing membership of the Freemasons?
---Burt on 5/8/06


Whats Wikipedia? I did a paper on Baptist in college. In doing it I came away with a different perspective on what they were. Traditional Baptist have a tremendious respect for individual liberty. They were rabidly anti-clerical, considered the most dangerious of the protestants in Europe; and they were, the autocratic Catholic and the authoritarian protestant clergy knew Baptist theology was a threat, to their control over society. No other group was more persecuted, except Jews.
---MikeM on 5/7/06


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