Baptists “honor Mary as the mother of Jesus Christ” but consider the “communion of saints as primarily a present reality among Christians,” and dont pray to Mary or “deceased Christians lest such infringe the sole mediatorship of Jesus Christ.”
Do Baptist celebrate Lent?
All Christians Celebrate Lent It is observed by Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Easter Orthodox, Lutherans, and Methodists. Whole swathes of Protestants dont observe Lent — Baptists, Evangelicals, Pentecostalists, Latter Day Saints. Unlike Easter, its not a celebration.
Do Baptists believe in the Holy Spirit?
Baptists stand with the historic Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Baptists believe the Holy Spirit is God, that the Holy Spirit is equal with God the Father and God the Son (Jesus Christ). They believe each person of the Trinity is distinct yet all three are fully God in their very nature.
Why do Baptists not believe in the Holy Spirit?
Most Baptists do not believe in a modern expression of miraculous spiritual gifts described in the Bible, such as speaking in tongues and prophecy. Some Baptists go so far as to believe that Christians who speak in tongues are actually possessed by an evil spirit, rather than being used by the Holy Spirit.
Do Baptists sing in church?
(2) As compared with the Presbyterians, and in most cases the Methodists, the Baptists are singing largely the subjective hymns. (4) The correlation between departmental instruction in hymns and the congregational use of hymns is slight, and that correlation made by the church on the lower levels of hymn standards.
Why do Baptists not drink alcohol?
CLASS. Baptists have long believed that drinking alcohol is not only unhealthy and morally lax, but is in direct opposition to what God wants. Strict interpretation of the Bible is a cornerstone of Baptist belief, and they believe Scripture specifically tells them that drinking alcohol is wrong.