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I Timothy 3:15


Baptist Churches Alone

Find Their Beginning with Christ

From Baptist Doctrine in One Year

Three things must be true concerning the beginning of the church in order for it to be a scriptural church. It must have the right founder - Jesus Christ (Matt.16:18); the right place - Palestine (where Christ lived); and the right time - during Christ's personal ministry. Any church that does not meet these requirements cannot be the church that the Lord built.


When and where did all these other denominations begin? The following table showing the origin and founders of the various major denominations is prepared from the statements of church historians and is listed in the book, Baptist Doctrine In One Year, on page 237: