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How Many Baptists
« on: Thu Jan 22, 2009 - 17:59:55 »
How many Baptists are on this forum? Counting votes above.

I know there are different beliefs among Baptists.  Please tell us a little something about the beliefs of the church you attend.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #1 on: Thu Jan 22, 2009 - 18:14:07 »
Hi, Bonnie!  Yes, I'm a Baptist.  I was recently attending a Southern Bapist church, but have recently switched back to an Indepentant Fundamentalist church, where I was first saved and attended for two or three years.  I'm not sure what the difference between the two is, if any.  The Southern Baptist church was slightly more liberal, but that could have just been a difference in Pastors. And the Southern Baptist church was a part of an organization of the SBC, wheras this church isn't.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #2 on: Thu Jan 22, 2009 - 18:22:01 »
sopranette, hello!
I guess you would call me a Fundamentalist as well.
I don't know very much about the Southern Baptists and it's probably more widely known than most.  I think Jimmy Carter is a Southern Baptist. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong...

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #3 on: Thu Jan 22, 2009 - 23:27:49 »
Are you girls Bapticostals? 

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #4 on: Fri Jan 23, 2009 - 00:30:40 »
Lots of Baptist off-shoots on this board.   Some of them like to call themselves "RM'ers."

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #5 on: Fri Jan 23, 2009 - 04:55:10 »
Are you girls Bapticostals? 
No, I'm not.  Our church does not practice speaking in tongues.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #6 on: Fri Jan 23, 2009 - 06:01:31 »
Lots of Baptist off-shoots on this board.   Some of them like to call themselves "RM'ers."

What is it about the RM that you feel the need to insult them?

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #7 on: Fri Jan 23, 2009 - 07:21:20 »
Are you girls Bapticostals? 


No, we don't speak in tongues either.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #8 on: Fri Jan 23, 2009 - 16:02:28 »
Lots of Baptist off-shoots on this board.   Some of them like to call themselves "RM'ers."

What is it about the RM that you feel the need to insult them?

Isn't insulting, it is the truth.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #9 on: Fri Jan 23, 2009 - 16:13:46 »
Lots of Baptist off-shoots on this board.   Some of them like to call themselves "RM'ers."

What is it about the RM that you feel the need to insult them?

Isn't insulting, it is the truth.
No it is not the truth.  But you insist on saying so.  By your same reasoning, you must be a Catholic off shoot calling yourself something else.  Or perhaps you are simply a Catholic.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #10 on: Fri Jan 23, 2009 - 16:16:57 »
Are you girls Bapticostals? 

I would be closer to a Bapticostal....I am attending a Southern Baptist church, but I believe in the manifestation of the Spirit.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #11 on: Fri Jan 23, 2009 - 16:26:25 »
Lots of Baptist off-shoots on this board.   Some of them like to call themselves "RM'ers."

What is it about the RM that you feel the need to insult them?

Isn't insulting, it is the truth.
No it is not the truth.  But you insist on saying so.  By your same reasoning, you must be a Catholic off shoot calling yourself something else.  Or perhaps you are simply a Catholic.

It is the truth.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #12 on: Fri Jan 23, 2009 - 16:46:19 »
Grace, so do I.  Without the Spirit we are none of His.
I think He manifests himself in different ways.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #13 on: Fri Jan 23, 2009 - 16:47:26 »
Gary or Jimmy, what is the truth.
I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #14 on: Sat Jan 24, 2009 - 10:14:26 »
Though now living in Florida, I don't particularly like the southern Baptist churches. I'm from a northern Independent Fundamental Baptist church.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #15 on: Sat Jan 24, 2009 - 17:13:02 »
Glad you posted, Jon-Marc.  We're not part of the Southern Baptist either.
There must not be many Baptists in this forum or maybe they would just druther not say.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #16 on: Sat Jan 24, 2009 - 19:08:12 »
I'm a A/G-Bapticostal... tried and true.  I love the Baptist, they preach the word straight up. And I am spirit filled tongue talking, dancing in the isle, praising the LORD any time I can too.  I've gone to two denoms since getting saved... AG and when we can't find one of them, we go to the Baptist church. My Baptist friend asked me if I would please start coming to her church more, and help to shake up things and wake up someone. LOL. I think there are people in the Baptist church who would love to clap their hands and tap their feet with joy if someone would just tell them it's OK.  God Bless the Baptists!

You know... Mark Lowry is a Baptist... My kids love him.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #17 on: Sun Jan 25, 2009 - 08:39:35 »
I'm a A/G-Bapticostal... tried and true.  I love the Baptist, they preach the word straight up. And I am spirit filled tongue talking, dancing in the isle, praising the LORD any time I can too.  I've gone to two denoms since getting saved... AG and when we can't find one of them, we go to the Baptist church. My Baptist friend asked me if I would please start coming to her church more, and help to shake up things and wake up someone. LOL. I think there are people in the Baptist church who would love to clap their hands and tap their feet with joy if someone would just tell them it's OK.  God Bless the Baptists!

You know... Mark Lowry is a Baptist... My kids love him.


Amen! Kensington, we love to feel the Spirit working in our lives. It makes you happy and it makes you rejoice. We've been to some pretty cold services around. Makes me wonder if the Lord is still among that congregation.  I know a few who have run Him off.  LOL  You would be welcome at our church! We believe in doing what the Lord puts in your heart to do.

God Bless

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #18 on: Sun Jan 25, 2009 - 11:11:14 »
I see nothing wrong with being Spirit filled and Spirit led, but too many Pentecostal churches put way too much emphasis on the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit points people to Jesus and not to Himself. Of course, God is a Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We can't leave one out and say He's not important. However, each of the Three has a different function, and the function of the Holy Spirit is to convict the lost of their need of a Saviour and point them to Jesus, to convict the saved of sin in their lives, teach, guide, and direct us toward being a mature and spiritual child of God.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #19 on: Sun Jan 25, 2009 - 11:32:27 »
I see nothing wrong with being Spirit filled and Spirit led, but too many Pentecostal churches put way too much emphasis on the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit points people to Jesus and not to Himself. Of course, God is a Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We can't leave one out and say He's not important. However, each of the Three has a different function, and the function of the Holy Spirit is to convict the lost of their need of a Saviour and point them to Jesus, to convict the saved of sin in their lives, teach, guide, and direct us toward being a mature and spiritual child of God.

You forgot that the Holy Spirit was also given to us for power to live out our salvation( Acts 1:8). He also manifest himself through us in the in ways that man can not do without the Holy Spirit.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #20 on: Sun Jan 25, 2009 - 15:08:18 »
Lots of Baptist off-shoots on this board.   Some of them like to call themselves "RM'ers."

What is it about the RM that you feel the need to insult them?

Isn't insulting, it is the truth.
No it is not the truth.  But you insist on saying so.  By your same reasoning, you must be a Catholic off shoot calling yourself something else.  Or perhaps you are simply a Catholic.

It is the truth.

What is the truth?  That you are a (Roman) Catholic  off shoot calling yourself something else or perhaps you are a RC?

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« Reply #21 on: Mon Jan 26, 2009 - 09:02:15 »
Lots of Baptist off-shoots on this board.   Some of them like to call themselves "RM'ers."

What is it about the RM that you feel the need to insult them?

Isn't insulting, it is the truth.
No it is not the truth.  But you insist on saying so.  By your same reasoning, you must be a Catholic off shoot calling yourself something else.  Or perhaps you are simply a Catholic.

It is the truth.

What is the truth?  That you are a (Roman) Catholic  off shoot calling yourself something else or perhaps you are a RC?

Gary's not an RC; he's an Upper-10.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #22 on: Mon Jan 26, 2009 - 09:26:01 »
You guys have lost me. I haven't a clue.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #23 on: Mon Jan 26, 2009 - 15:23:06 »
I am also a Baptist. I was in the RM (Christian Church) for about 8 years and left over the issue of baptism and coming to terms with eternal security as a biblical doctrine.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #24 on: Mon Jan 26, 2009 - 17:00:49 »
I am also a Baptist. I was in the RM (Christian Church) for about 8 years and left over the issue of baptism and coming to terms with eternal security as a biblical doctrine.


Hi, happy to meet you. I don't even know what RM stands for.  Maybe somekind of reformation or something.  What is the issue over baptism if I may ask?  There seems to be a lot of different believing Baptist.
Hope you enjoy the forum.

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« Reply #25 on: Tue Jan 27, 2009 - 15:12:44 »
I am also a Baptist. I was in the RM (Christian Church) for about 8 years and left over the issue of baptism and coming to terms with eternal security as a biblical doctrine.


Hi, happy to meet you. I don't even know what RM stands for.  Maybe somekind of reformation or something.  What is the issue over baptism if I may ask?  There seems to be a lot of different believing Baptist.
Hope you enjoy the forum.


The RM stands for the Restoration Movement (Christian Churches/Churches of Christ). The issue of baptism is that the RM believes that one is not saved until they are baptized. That is the point they believe that one is forgiven of sin and the Holy Spirit is given. I left because that belief was always conflicting for me. Through my own time in study and prayer God showed me that it is by grace through faith with nothing else added.

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #26 on: Tue Jan 27, 2009 - 17:51:00 »
I believe also that only the blood of Jesus can save us, wash away our sins.
 ::clappingoverhead::

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« Reply #27 on: Wed Jan 28, 2009 - 09:15:28 »
I believe also that only the blood of Jesus can save us, wash away our sins.
 ::clappingoverhead::

That is very true.

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« Reply #28 on: Wed Jan 28, 2009 - 18:58:54 »
I love that song... "Nothing But the Blood"...   Only, we kinda sang it "Rockin" when I was in the A/G choir.   ::amen!::

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain

Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain

This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain

Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain

Glory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

   

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Re: How Many Baptists
« Reply #29 on: Thu Jan 29, 2009 - 18:35:04 »
I love that one too. It's always been a favorite of mine.  ::clappingoverhead::

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« Reply #30 on: Fri Feb 27, 2009 - 22:11:22 »
Southern Baptist now, but used to attend in an Independent.  My husband is the pastor and his background was Assemblies of God and he privately speaks in tongues.  I do not.  He is more Arminian and I have Calvinist views.  He preaches sin and repentance, does not hesitate to call a spade a spade on false teaching since there are many wiccans, JWs and 7th Day Adventists in the town.  We run a community Food Bank and prayer meeting is on Wednesday.

From my experience, the only difference between SBC and Independent, is the preacher.

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« Reply #31 on: Fri Feb 27, 2009 - 22:58:49 »
Hi, Bonnie!  Yes, I'm a Baptist.  I was recently attending a Southern Bapist church, but have recently switched back to an Indepentant Fundamentalist church, where I was first saved and attended for two or three years.  I'm not sure what the difference between the two is, if any.  The Southern Baptist church was slightly more liberal, but that could have just been a difference in Pastors. And the Southern Baptist church was a part of an organization of the SBC, wheras this church isn't.

love,

Sopranette

Not being a baptist. What do baptist mean by the term liberal . and  How  were the southern  more liberal ?

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« Reply #32 on: Sat Feb 28, 2009 - 05:30:43 »
"Liberal" in the sense of music choices, clothing choices for both men and women, and that women were in charge of every office except Pastor or Deacon.  Not politically liberal, just liberal as compared to other Baptist churches I have attended.  That's not why I left, though.  It's a good church, with a fine Pastor, but I couldn't deal with the drama behind the scenes.  Plus my children were too old for the nursery, but too young for the general congregation.

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sopranette 

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« Reply #33 on: Sat Feb 28, 2009 - 10:36:57 »
I see nothing wrong with being Spirit filled and Spirit led, but too many Pentecostal churches put way too much emphasis on the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit points people to Jesus and not to Himself. Of course, God is a Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We can't leave one out and say He's not important. However, each of the Three has a different function, and the function of the Holy Spirit is to convict the lost of their need of a Saviour and point them to Jesus, to convict the saved of sin in their lives, teach, guide, and direct us toward being a mature and spiritual child of God.

You forgot that the Holy Spirit was also given to us for power to live out our salvation( Acts 1:8). He also manifest himself through us in the in ways that man can not do without the Holy Spirit.

Isn't that included in what I said about His work in Christians?

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« Reply #34 on: Tue Jul 14, 2009 - 14:56:00 »
I thought this was a forum for Baptist jokes like, How many Baptist does it take to change a light bulb?  lol

Several have posted the question about the difference between Southern Baptist and Independent Baptist.  My experience with Independent Baptist is that the doctrine of the church can be radically different between churches because it's sole basis is the pastor (leader) and what he preaches from the pulpit and not from an outside committee.  Most by-laws of individual churches are so generic that I know one church that just photocopied another churches by-laws and whited-out the name of the church, and then put their own on the same page lol.  Some view Southern Baptist as less of a chance of embezzlement due to the convention watching things and more checks and balances.  The larget the church, the more checks and balances there should be, as long as it doesn't prevent individual members from acting on the Holy Spirit's direction.

I can say, however, that corruption is going to occur in any organization involving man.  A con to the Southern Baptist convention is they tell the pastors where to put churches and not to put churches based on statistics not the Holy Spirit's guidance.


 

     
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