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Difference in Methodist/Baptist beliefs?

What exactly is the difference between Methodist and Baptist beliefs?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Feb. 3, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I think Methodist baptize infants and Baptist baptize adults.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 4:19 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Methodist- we say creeds and say the lord's prayers every services and we be beleive that you baptize infants
    Baptist- they don't say creeds and they don't say the lord's prayer ever Sunday they dont baptize infants
    BOOGIETHEBOOG

    Answer by BOOGIETHEBOOG at 4:46 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • This could be wrong, but:

    Methodists don't submerse during baptism, Baptists do.

    Methodists lean towards the belief that you can lose your salvation. Except for Freewill Baptists, Baptists don't believe you can lose your salvation.

    With Methodists, Bishops appoint Pastors. With Baptists, they are appointed by the church, perhaps with the help of a search committee.

    Baptists do alter calls, which isn't normally seen in a Methodist church.
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 5:01 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Dont Methodists also believe that women can be pastors/leaders?
    christyg

    Answer by christyg at 5:48 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Methodists

    Origin: Originated in England when John Wesley broke from the Anglican Church and formulated his own theology.
    Prime Philosophy: Wesleyism, Lutheranism
    Founder: John Wesley
    Founding Date: 1739
    Church Structure: Methodism follows a democratic system of churches that participate in a national convention. Some branches of Methodism have bishops; yet others reject them. Duties are divided among exhorters (hold meetings for exhortation and prayer), local preachers (laymen licensed to preach), and itinerant preachers (devote themselves exclusively to the ministry).
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    Mission: Methodists believe that mission is witness to the God of grace, and that mission has four essential dimensions: Proclamation (proclaim the Gospel); Evangelism (invite people to personal decision for and commitment to Jesus Christ for their salvation); Incorporation (call persons to be incorp
    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 7:26 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Mission: Methodists believe that mission is witness to the God of grace, and that mission has four essential dimensions: Proclamation (proclaim the Gospel); Evangelism (invite people to personal decision for and commitment to Jesus Christ for their salvation); Incorporation (call persons to be incorporated into the Body of Christ); and Servanthood (serve as agents of God’s liberation and reconciling grace among the nations).
    Salvation: Assurance of Salvation, Saved by Grace through Faith, Christian Perfection
    Dogmatic Origins: Sola Scriptura, doctrines vary even within some denominations; Methodists say they are more concerned with "deeds not creeds". It should be emphasized that rigorous doctrines and dogmas can not be applied to Methodism as a whole.
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    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 7:29 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Creation: Genesis account; differences in theology make it hard to know if evolution as a possibility is rejected.
    Sin: covered up through justification by grace. A person who has been "born again" is capable of attaining Christian perfection through God’s grace. A person can be forgiven of sins by repenting and trusting in Christ for forgiveness and grace.
    Grace: Grace is offered to all and calls a person to faith, but may be readily rejected by a person. Methodists generally view the sacraments as capable of increasing grace in a person.
    Redemption and Salvation: redemption is a free gift available to all, good works are a sign of a justified person. Methodists believe in "witness of the Spirit" to assure themselves that they have been saved.
    Repentance: a gift of grace through the Holy Spirit.
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    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 7:29 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Baptism: Trinitarian baptism. "Baptism is not only a sign of profession and mark of difference whereby Christians are distinguished from others that are not baptized; but it is also a sign of regeneration or the new birth. The Baptism of young children is to be retained in the Church."
    Communion: Methodists generally believe that Christ is present in a spiritual form in communion and not in a bodily form also. The United Methodist Church’s The Discipline of The Evangelical United Brethren Church confession says "We believe the Lord's Supper is a representation of our redemption, a memorial of the sufferings and death of Christ, and a token of love and union which Christians have with Christ and with one another. Those who rightly, worthily and in faith eat the broken bread and drink the blessed cup partake of the body and blood of Christ in a spiritual manner until he comes."
    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 7:30 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Baptists

    Origin: Stemmed from German Anabaptists in 1521, founded as the Baptists in England
    Prime Philosophy: Calvinism
    Founder: John Smyth and Thomas Helwys; The Anabaptist founder is Thomas Munzer.
    Founding Date: Baptists founded in 1611 and the Anabaptists in 1521
    Church Structure: The local church is usually independent and self-governing (congregationalism).
    Mission: 1) make disciples 2) build the church 3) teach and instruct
    God: Trinitarian Father, Son and Holy Spirit
    Sacraments: Baptism, Communion
    Salvation: Saved by Faith alone, Assurance of Salvation, Once saved always saved
    Scriptures: 66 books, supernaturally inspired
    Dogmatic Origins: Sola Scriptura
    Church: congregation of baptized believers, charged with the Great Commission to baptize and spread the gospel.
    Creation: Genesis account; Baptists generally deny Darwin’s theory of evolution.
    Man’s State: Fallen state due
    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 7:31 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Sin: covered up by a one-time acceptance of Christ.
    Grace: a free gift brought by the Holy Spirit upon being "born again"
    Redemption and Salvation: redemption is a free gift available to all
    Justification: imputed by faith alone without consideration of works of righteousness.
    Repentance: repentance and faith are inseparable solemn obligations and graces. Combined with a confession of Christ as all-sufficient Savior it imputes a covering of sin for all time that can not be undone by further sin. Baptists and fundamentalists believe that a heart-felt confession of faith results in Christ "declaring" a person righteous before God.
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    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 7:32 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

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