The term “Spiritual” indicates that the Holy Spirit is actively involved in the lives of the believers and in their religious service. According to Gibbs De Peza (1999) Spiritual Baptists are defined by their belief in:
Symbolism plays an important role in the Spiritual/Shouter Baptist faith. Pictures, engravings and flags may contain symbols representing justice, righteous living, deliverance, victory over death and the Holy Spirit.
The bell, sword, shepherd’s rod and flags play important parts in many of the rituals. Candles are also important and the colour of the candle is significant. For example, a white candle symbolizes purity, truth and righteousness