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Why are you a Baptist?

Discussion in 'Baptists' started by ChristianForCats, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. ChristianForCats

    ChristianForCats Love came to us on a donkey.

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    Is it because you grew up Baptist, like a Baptist church, or agree with their belief statements?
     
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  2. Hammster

    Hammster Tell Jabba that I’ve got his money. Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    Two and three.
     
  3. Jonaitis

    Jonaitis Pilgrim

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    I partially grew up in it, it was the first church I attended after conversion, and through studying their beliefs agree with their biblical reasoning.
     
  4. JustRachel

    JustRachel He welcomed me back! <3 Supporter

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    I was led to the Lord by a Baptist preacher and immediately joined his church. I do like my church and agree with everything spoken there. The Southern Baptist churches are autonomous, so, this isn't to say that I'd agree with one in the next town over. In fact there are things I don't agree with in the Southern Baptist Convention.
     
  5. carp614

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    I grew up Methodist and ended up profoundly lost and confused about my faith. It was not the church that made me confused.

    My wife grew up Southern Baptist and introduced me to it. It became my denomination over time.

    I have always been a conservative with traditionalist leanings, so the SBC's conservative approach to doctrine and theology has been a natural fit for me.
     
  6. Sam91

    Sam91 Child of the Living God Supporter

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    I'm a baptist just because it is the church that I am a member of. I don't agree with some of the Pastor's theology but they are more Biblical than other denominations.

    I have attended churches other denominations before so classify myself as a Christian rather than being of a denomination. I don't believe any denomination has 100% it right.
     
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  7. JacquelineDeane55

    JacquelineDeane55 Newbie

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    AHA! So there ARE people like me who were virtually raised by a church! LOL.

    I was raised independent baptist and my parents would talk about GOD and Jesus all the time. Eventually I came to believe in Jesus and trust Him as my savior on my own. Does this mean I am saved now and I am going to heaven when I die? I really hope so, because that is where I want to go.
     
  8. Omah1970

    Omah1970 Newbie

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    Very well said! Thank you
     
  9. ml5363

    ml5363 Well-Known Member

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    All of the above here...I have visited a few others but Baptist is the doctrine closest to bible
     
  10. Cross Over the Lake

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    Honestly I tried a few churches before I settled at a southern baptist church. I guess I feel more at home there. I do like it there and I feel close to their belief statement.
     
  11. James1023

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    Pretty much because I think the Baptist Church is the one taking Jesus' Commission the most seriously. Do agree with most the Independent Baptist Doctrine, but definitely don't agree with the pre-trib.
     
  12. ChristianForCats

    ChristianForCats Love came to us on a donkey.

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    What is pre-tribulation?

    For a long time I thought I can never be a Baptist. Talking to people in the Looking for a Church forum on CF help me understand it is possible if I add "American" in front of "Baptist."
     
  13. Steve97

    Steve97 Active Member

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    I was raised Roman Catholic and came to Christ in a United Methodist church. I joined and attend a Baptist church to have fellowship with other believers. I am a "Baptist Black Sheep" because I don't embrace Reformed Baptism. The pastor and other members knows and are fine with it.
     
  14. ChristianForCats

    ChristianForCats Love came to us on a donkey.

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    Is there a non-reformed Baptist church nearby? Find out what you would fit in more. God will lead you.
     
  15. YeshuaFan

    YeshuaFan Well-Known Member

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    Option 3, as believe that church in Acts was Baptist like in doctrines and practices!
     
  16. Lavaduder

    Lavaduder New Member

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    For me it is all three, but the first two are vain if I did not agree with the 3rd.
     
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