Today, however, certain congregations have appropriated such offices as pastor, teacher, deacon, and elder evident in various seventeenth-century Calvinistic Baptist
Into Deep Waters: Evangelical Spirituality and Maritime Calvinistic Baptist
Daniel Goodwin, Associate Professor of History at Atlantic Baptist University in Moncton, New Brunswick, addresses this dearth in the literature in his study of the formation of the United Baptist Convention of the Maritime Provinces, which brought together two Arminian Baptist groups and one Calvinistic Baptist
denomination in 1905-06.
The value of the work lies both in its broad sweep and in its detailed treatments, allowing the author to discuss as easily the Seventh Day, Primitive, or Landmark positions on worship, ordinances, and polity as the Arminian and Calvinistic Baptist
theological views on atonement.
Beginning with New Testament Baptist origins, Porter highlighted early General British Baptists who were Arminian in theology, the common Free Baptist and Calvinistic Baptist
participation in eighteenth-century revivals, the importance of Alline and the Free Will Baptists from New England who had been influenced by his theology, and a series of mergers among Nova Scotia's Arminian Baptists in the nineteenth century.
James Leo Garrett suggested that the Summary was the "product of the Calvinistic Baptist
tradition" and naturally was rather stringent in its demands of church and clergy.
He advocated protracted revival meetings, missionary giving, and ministerial education while at the same time stressing the traditional Calvinistic Baptist
views of church discipline and doctrinal preaching.
Thus for Calvinistic Baptists
the order of salvation involves regeneration by the Holy Spirit infused into the heart of elect individuals, thereby awakening the free will of sinners and enabling them to repent and believe in Christ.
Missions had served as a rallying cry for Arminian and Calvinistic Baptists
in Scotland as it had for Baptists in England in previous years.
46) Later, Calvinistic Baptists
reverted to an emphasis similar to that of earlier Separatists, namely, that ministry was the essence of the church.
Most directly, the General Baptists adopted the idea of general atonement, hence their name "General" as opposed to the later developing Calvinistic Baptists
labeled "Particular" due to their emphasis upon particular atonement.
Whether all Baptists considered it of equal authority with baptism is highly debatable, but it is not debatable that General Baptists, Calvinistic Baptists
, and Separate Baptists at various time practiced "this rite.