1st, It’s John Smyth (I’ve never seen an ‘e’ at the end of Smyth)
2nd, The Baptist sect was invented (OK, founded:rolleyes: ) in c. 1609
3rd, The Baptists separated of from the Church of England (just another Protestant schism. Mostly English speaking and KJV using too).
4th, Baptists did not sprout out of the ‘Ana’/”RE” Baptizers (Anabaptists) (You cannot “RE” baptize anyone! ) They did take on some of the heresy’s of the Anabaptists though.
5th, ‘John the Baptist’ DID NOT found the Baptist sect as they so often brag to me!
6th, It was a Baptist preacher who started me home to the Catholic Church! PRAISE GOD I am now a **“BORN AGAIN CATHOLIC!” **:dancing: (Through his contradictions of Scripture and other Baptist preachers)
Now to respond to you. Most Baptists don’t care about anything outside the KJV bible. If Satan founded their sect they could care less. They believe what they believe and they believe it’s ALL correct – even when every Baptist contradicts each other! They don’t study history as a rule and they reform it (i.e. rewrite it, become historical revisionists, ignore it, etc.) when they do. Some Baptists believe the Catholic Church split off from them! If you’re lucky, very lucky, your Baptist friend will be interested in history and you can explain to her when, where, and why her sect was founded. Remember, some Baptist sects are no older then when their preacher started preaching what he preaches now. Also, if you can find two Baptists that believe the same thing I’ll give you a cigar!
About St. Mt. 16:18-19 (AKJV the only ‘real’ KJV) “18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
MOST Baptist I talk to believe that the ‘keys’ were given to everyone in this verse! It is their interpretation and that’s it, discussion over! They ALL have the ‘keys’. They also believe St. Peter was a small, insignificant, pebble, an itty bitty ‘stone’. Who would build a Church on a little pebble?
Protestants need no reason to invent a new sect. Look at one wrong and he’ll leave and start a new sect. They grew up like that and see nothing wrong in it. Of course, the Bible writers did!
Try these web sites for some Baptist history:
When you talk to your Baptist friend ALLWAYS speak with love, never hate nor mocking or spite, etc. Show respect to her and to her sect. She my treat you with scorn and speak lies of Christ’s body, His Catholic Church but forgive her for that. Show the faults, contradictions and complete mayhem in her sect but do it with love, honesty and politeness. Speak to her much more kindly then I have written here.
Try to pick one or two subjects to talk with her about and don’t let her drift off topic. Study the topics and learn the Catholic side and the Baptist side. Learn what she will say BEFORE she says it! Watch to the Journey Home on EWTN for Baptists that have come home to the Catholic Church. See if she will watch an episode with you? Get her a book written by Baptists who came home too.
Try to find Bible topics that contradict her “ME”ology. Look at Jn 6:48-54 and explain how the Catholics interpret the Bible literally and the Baptists don’t! Show her 1 Cor 10 & 11 that prove the Catholic interpretation correct.
Look at Jas 2:24 and show how it proves “faith alone” wrong. Look at 1 Cor 12 and 13 and why have ‘HOPE’ if you have assurance?
Compare John Smyth to Joseph Smith. What do they have in similar?
Point out in the Bible were it says NOT to self-interpret, schism, be divided, follow false prophets (Smyth), etc…
You’ll find more too.
Try this site for some more truths for her: