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Did Baptist and Methodists ever believe that Jesus is Michael the Archangel?

With regard to Baptists you quote what C.H. Spurgeon said in 1866: “You remember how our Lord, who is the true Michael, the only great Archangel, said at the beginning of the preaching of the Gospel, ‘...
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How does a Baptist church handle a believer who was already baptized as an infant and confirmed as a youth?

I was batized into the Church of Scotland at the age of five (in 1956), which I vividly remember, but later I left the Church of Scotland, on grounds of conscience, and joined with a Baptist assembly ...
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In the USA today are there congregations who still follow in the footsteps of J C Philpot?

The closest equivalent to the British Strict Baptists in the US is Primitive Baptists, also called 'Old School Baptists' or 'Hardshell Baptists'. Like the Strict Baptists they practice believer's ...
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How does a Baptist church handle a believer who was already baptized as an infant and confirmed as a youth?

Baptist churches do not consider baptisms done as infants to be valid. They will treat you the same as someone who has not been baptized. The issue of confirmation is not relevant to their theology. ...
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Is there a word for the beliefs of Baptists?

Since one of the most visible characteristic of a Baptist church is adult baptism (instead of baby baptism in some Reformed churches), a word for the beliefs of Baptists would be "Credobaptism&...
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Why is it a custom in Baptist Churches to vote on new congregation members?

I'll start out with the last part of your question. There is no explicit Biblical basis for this. Voting on membership into the Church is an outcome of several Baptist distinctives, the primary ...
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Do any conservative Baptist churches recognize infant baptisms despite not performing them?

I think you would be hard-pressed to find any Baptists who "recognize" paedobaptism if by recognize you mean that they believe it is a valid and biblical practice. However, there are many ...
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What do Protestant Christians believe about sanctification, holiness, and attaining perfect love in this life?

Largely speaking, there are three schools of thought in Protestantism regarding sanctification, one of which follows, more or less, the Wesleyan-Open Brethren structure ; one states the Presbyterian-...
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Do baptists believe baptism did not pre-date Jesus Christ?

The short answer is, "they know that baptism pre-dates Christ." Baptists are aware of the fact that baptism was practiced before Christ's incarnation, ministry, death, and resurrection. ...
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Do Baptists consider immersion baptisms of adults performed to be valid if performed by other denominations?

I’ve searched high and low to find an answer to this question, but the best I could come up with was this statement from the Baptist Union of Great Britain: Many Baptists will want to welcome and ...
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As Christians are we called to convert people who have no Faith in anything or Faith in different religion. Baptist/Methodist

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,(Matthew 28:19) "All nations" would naturally extend to refer to all ...
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Would men have ever sinned if Satan did not tempt Eve in the garden in the first place?

There is a basic concept that you appear to be overlooking. Satan is eternal. God never totally destroys any of his creations, which have life given by him. He only destroys Heaven and Earth in ...
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Not Tithing Is Stealing? (Baptist perspective)

Tithing [or more generally "giving"] is as noted in another reply "encouraged" by most Baptists. It is interesting that in some of the earliest Baptist confessions tithe is not mentioned as an ...
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What are the main theological differences between Reformed Baptists and other Baptists?

Both the 2d London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 (often called "the 1689" by adherents) and the 1689 Federalism site provide great resources on this inquiry. In short, the main differences ...
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Why do many churches use grape juice in communion?

I grew up in a small Methodist congregation in Europe. We used wine in communion when I was young. But then at one time we had a new visitor who never joined us in communion. Asked why, he told us ...
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According to Baptist theology why doesn't Satan surrender?

First, "Baptist theology" is too general a term for a specific question which itself is a rather peripheral issue that is unlikely to see a uniform answer even from within one denomination. ...
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Do Baptists believe someone with multiple personalities has multiple souls?

The first thing that has to be said is that the movie 'Jonathan' is fiction. There is no indication that the story is intended to be based on anything resembling real life. Christian theology does not ...
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Are there any compelling reasons to prevent a layperson from administering the bread and wine in accordance with 1 Corinthians 11:17-34?

As you asked particularly about the view of the Baptist Union (Britain), I put your question to a Baptist minister who recently marked his 60th year in the ministry. I have known him and his wife ...
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How does a Baptist church handle a believer who was already baptized as an infant and confirmed as a youth?

While the other answers here are good, something I think is missing so far is in regards to the relationship between a congregation (referring to one specific set of believers who meet in a specific ...
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Where does the idea that faith must be a condition for baptism originate from?

The simple answer is that, just as faith was required in the Old Testament for individuals to please God and to be in relationship with him, so in the New Testament, when baptism "took off afresh&...
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Do any conservative Baptist churches recognize infant baptisms despite not performing them?

The issue that Baptists have with infant baptism is not the form, it is the consent and understanding of the person being baptized. They would say that a person who has not personally understood Jesus'...
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What is the biblical basis for the theory that Christians should not eat pork?

The Scriptural basis for the Jewish diatary laws is Leviticus 11. In particular, verse 7 says: And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he [is] ...
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Not Tithing Is Stealing? (Baptist perspective)

Since the question was edited to specify Baptist teachings, here's a quick note that should provide the shortest answer... Baptists encourage tithing, but do not require it. More frequently, they ...
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What is the full meaning of Mathew 24:36-51 from a view of Methodists or Baptist

I can only answer from the perspective of the Baptist. That particular passage is considered a warning from the Lord that his second coming will be swift, and that this is the only pre event warning ...
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Did Baptist and Methodists ever believe that Jesus is Michael the Archangel?

There is a world of difference between saying that Christ is Michael the Archangel and saying Michael the Archangel is Christ. Just because some evangelicals of differing hues have believed that ...
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From the Baptist perspective: Does Leviticus 20:13 prove that God is advocating for the murder of homosexuals?

I will give you a quick answer for this, because I feel for you in your state of confusion! this can be a tough predicament, but this is really no predicament at all, like most seeming "contradictions"...
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From the Baptist perspective: Does Leviticus 20:13 prove that God is advocating for the murder of homosexuals?

Numbers 23:19 says: God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Since He handed ...
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What is the Baptist response to 1 Corinthians 7:14 if the children are believers but the parents are not?

What does not appear to be taken into your question is the age of consent. That is a strict belief in the Baptist Denomination. While a child is under the age of consent they are covered by the Grace ...
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Should a Baptist marry a Jehovah's witness?

Should a Baptist marry a Jehovah's Witness? That is a decision only you can take. You must ask yourself how important your Christian faith is to you and whether you are prepared to compromise your ...
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