Quick question to our Baptist friends. This is an honest question, not trying to bode…
Did the Founder of the Baptist denomination, John Smyth (and all subsequent denomes like the General baptist, Southern Baptists, etc) believe he was wrong? I know its from wiki, but it does pose an interesting question.
Before his death, Smyth moved away from his Baptist views and began trying to bring his flock into the Mennonite church. Although he died before this happened, most of his congregation did join themselves with the Mennonite church after his death.
This brought about a separation between Smyth and a group led by Thomas Helwys. The churches that descended from Smyth and Helwys were of the General Baptist persuasion
If this is true, how then does it effect the legitimacy of the Baptist Denom if the Founder didn’t even believe it to be true.
If this is not true, can some one provide me with an accurate description of the History of the Baptist Church? (researching different denoms and their history right now)