The Baptists, collectively, is one of the largest Christian denominations in the world. Considered a branch of Protestantism, Baptists subscribe to the belief that baptism should be performed on those who profess their belief in Jesus Christ, as opposed to the infant baptism used by other denominations. Their way of baptizing converts is through complete immersion instead of affusion or sprinkling water on them.
Like many Protestant churches, Baptists also believe that one receives salvation through faith alone. Their worship and doctrines may differ slightly from other Protestant denominations and even in their own fellow Baptist churches. The denomination was established way back in the 17th century.