The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Baptists, Sixth-Principle

Edition of 1920. See also General Six-Principle Baptists on Wikipedia, Wikisource's Baptists portal, and the disclaimer.

BAPTISTS, Sixth-Principle, believe that the laying-on of hands is an indispensable ordinance of the Church of Christ. They are a survival of the General Baptists who early made their appearance in Connecticut and Rhode Island. In 1917 the Society had less than 1,000 members.