These are not meant to be argumentative. I am interested in how Baptists view these questions. The first three and last one I am not looking for bibilical citations. 1) Do Baptists believe that they can trace their beginnings to Jesus without going through the Catholic Church? I am looking for objective historical evidence, as in a secular history book. 2) How did Sola Scriptura work for the earliest Christians when some of the NT had not yet been written and it was not canonized for another 3 centuries? 3) Can we really be assured of our salvation where it can not be lost? I hear Baptists say that they have it but when someone else who said the same abandons their faith or converts to Catholicism I hear that they never were saved. If they felt the same way as you do now, how can you be sure that you are assured of salvation? (This is not a theological or biblical question--just how do you reconcile this?) 4) Symbolic eating of flesh and drinking of blood in the Bible means persecuting someone. (Ps 27:2. Is 9:18-20, Is 49:26, 2 Sam 23:15-17 and Rev !7:6 and 16) Why would Jesus say for us to remember him by persecuting him in John 6? 5) Is remarriage after divorce allowed? Most Baptists I know are against divorce but not against remarriage after divorce?