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what is the difference between a batipst and an evangelist?

just wondering what the difference are in these christians.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:40 PM on Feb. 13, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • An evangelist can be of ANY denomination but generally travels around to churches to preach rather than remaining in one particular church. A baptist stays in one place and in one church. My grandmother was a Southern Baptist in Ark. and I remember they had a fondness for tramping en masse down to the creek for water baptisms.

    Answer by witchqueen at 1:00 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • evangelist is a man who has been called by GOD to go out into the field (diffrent states, countries,ect) to preach and to spread the word of GOD. He will ( most of them do) go to local churches of his denomination and they ( the churches ) will give what we call love offerings, this is to help support him and his family in his mission work and to go over seas and to different countries, they have to have at least of 60% of there "quata" ,(thats not really what its called but i cant think of the word.)
    I am a independant Baptist and we believe that the only BIBLE is the KING JAMES BIBLE. we do not use any other, We believe that CHRIST was born of a VIRGIN named Mary and we believe that he was a SINLESS God and man, we also believe that he was crucified and on the third day he rose from the grave. we believe that once you have repented of your sins and you ask Jesus into your heart that you will always be saved, but not perf

    Answer by jesussaves424 at 1:09 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • sorry perfect. GOd exspects you to live according to his word.and when you do mess up ( LOrd knws were i would be if GOD had not found me and sought me out to save me) you are to repent of your sins. oh, WE also believe that you should abstain from ANY alcohol,and ANY drug use And ANY gambling, HOPE this helps

    Answer by jesussaves424 at 1:13 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • and after you are saved we also believe in water baptism ( we have one in our church (baptistry) sorry i aint all about muddy water, fish and snakes in a pond!!!!

    Answer by jesussaves424 at 1:17 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • This is a hard question to answer because people have different understandings of what the word "Evangelical" means. (And Americans generally have a different understanding of the term than Europeans.) But generally in the US evangelical is more of an "umbrella" term and refers to people who believe the Bible should be read as word-for-word true and that salvation requires being "born again". Some evangelicals belong to denomination like Baptist or Methodist. Some evangelicals are non-denominational.

    Now "Baptists" are a denomination rather than an 'unbrella' term. There are several different types of Baptists - Free Will Baptists, Southern Baptists, etc. Some Baptists consider themselves evangelical. So to list the differences in actual beliefs is too hard to do - but generally Baptist is a denomination of Christianity and evangelical is more a way to describe a type of Christian.


    Answer by eringobrough at 3:38 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • "Evangilist" and "Evangelical" are two different words with two different meanings. An evangelist is a minister of any denomination who travels around and preaches for a certain number of days or weeks in a certain city, and then goes to another city and does it again. They are supposed to get people to become christians of that particular religion to either start a church in their town or make the one already there bigger.
    Evangelicals are a type of christians of several demonations who believe in using musical instruments not usually used in a church, (like guitars and drums) and some people don't believe their services are properl or reverent enough.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 4:18 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • I didn't know there was a difference between Evangilist and Evangelical pagan_mama. I have learned something new. Thanks

    Answer by pnwmom at 8:12 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • Too true, jesussaves. We didn't mind the brook trout but a water moccosin (deadlier than a rattlesnake!!!) could sure put a crimp in the baptisms!!!

    Answer by witchqueen at 10:01 PM on Feb. 13, 2009

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