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What is the difference between Methodist and Baptist?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: May 28, 2020

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M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered May 05, 2020

Methodists and Baptists share a great deal in common, especially when it comes to their belief in God, his death and resurrection, the virgin birth, the Holy Trinity, and the second coming. A Methodist belief promotes the Christian faith in the Holy Trinity. It also emphasizes the humanity and dignity of Jesus. Methodists study the Bible and embrace God’s role in everything that exists in the world and beyond.

Baptism and Holy Communion are the sacraments with which they identify. Baptist religion possesses a congregational system of governance that allows for independence to the individual local Baptist churches. The predominant difference between Methodists and Baptists is the baptism itself.

Methodists baptize people of all ages. They use immersion, pouring, and sprinkling as a method of baptism. Baptists, on the other hand, only baptize the confessing parishioners and only through immersion. Methodists offer communion to anyone, while Baptists only give communion to baptized members of the Baptist’s faith.

 

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