Definition of Particular Baptist in US English:

Particular Baptist


  • A member of a Baptist denomination holding the doctrine of the election and redemption of some but not all people.

    • ‘Finally, in the Second London Confession, English Particular Baptists deleted an important section in the Westminster Confession that stressed the role of the civil magistrate in maintaining peace.’
    • ‘The outlook of the Particular Baptists at the end of the century seemed full of peril.’
    • ‘From the 1630s, Particular Baptists believed and preached Calvinistic theology; and this form of Baptist doctrine dominated the scene for many years in England.’
    • ‘In 1689, under the new toleration afforded by the accession of William and Mary, Particular Baptists gathered in London from throughout England and Wales for the first Baptist Assembly.’
    • ‘Of these the large majority were Particular Baptists, who had retained a Calvinist outlook, as against the General Baptists who had moved towards unitarianism.’
    • ‘The roots of the 1644 Confession lay in the confusion of Particular Baptists with Anabaptists, still under public censure a century after Munster, as also with English General Baptists.’
    • ‘Palmer differed from the Particular Baptists who followed a Calvinist view of election.’
    • ‘General Baptists believed that Christ died for all persons, while Particular Baptists confined redemption to the elect only.’
    • ‘Even the earliest Particular Baptists in America differed from Puritan and established church interpretations of the Old Testament, especially with regard to Americanized Covenant theology and the Puritan theocracy.’
    • ‘So did the explosion of radical religious sects, from Particular Baptists through Fifth Monarchy men to Quakers.’
    • ‘Calvin's doctrine of election which early Particular Baptists held did pose a grave problem for spirituality.’
    • ‘It was largely based upon the Second London Confession of Faith adopted by English Particular Baptists in 1677.’
    • ‘Eventually they were forced out, to join three fledgling denominations - the English Presbyterians, the Congregationalists, and the Particular Baptists (also known as the Calvinistic Baptists).’
    • ‘Following years when persecution impeded general meetings, the Particular Baptists met leisurely in London on September 312, 1689, with representatives coming from as far away as Durham, Cornwall, and Pembrokeshire.’
    • ‘Baptists, divided into sects which included the more Calvinistic Particular Baptists and Strict Baptists, comprised the smallest of the major Protestant denominational groups in Australia.’
    • ‘The question of baptism or re-baptism was one of the issues debated in the early seventeenth-century Baptist churches in London and contributed to the development of General Baptists and Particular Baptists.’
    • ‘Ultimately, these Particular Baptists became the more numerous and dominant form of Baptists in England.’
    • ‘In 1677, the Particular Baptists issued a second confession in London, this one modeled on the Westminster Confession in order to display the affinities that they shared with the Puritans of Westminster.’
    • ‘The events of 1678 to 1681 were not lost upon the Particular Baptists of London.’
    • ‘In like manner, we find a complexity among Particular Baptists that defies oversimplification.’