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Why are you a Baptist?

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

  1. ChristianForCats

    ChristianForCats Christ is born!

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

    Hammster Melanin Level - Low Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

    United States
    Two and three.
  3. Jonaitis

    Jonaitis Pilgrim

    United States
    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

    United States
    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

    carp614 Active Member

    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

    United Kingdom
    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.
  7. JacquelineDeane55

    JacquelineDeane55 Newbie

    United States
    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

    Very well said! Thank you
  9. ml5363

    ml5363 Well-Known Member

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

    Cross Over the Lake Member

    United States
    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.