February 1, 2013

Proud to Be a Dipper

Bill Leonard, Baptist Press

In his 1646 work, The Dippers Dipt, Anglican clergyman Daniel Featley published a scathing attack on the “Dippers” rampant in England.

“Dipper” was an early name for Baptists and their practice of immersion baptism. Featley denounced such baptismal rites, including their implicit promiscuity since “both sexes enter into the River and are dipt … with a kind of spell containing … their erroneous tenets.”

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