American Baptist / Conservative Baptist Split

Discussion in 'Baptist History' started by Debby in Philly, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Debby in Philly

    Debby in Philly
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    Does anyone know what subject or practice it was that caused the rift in the American Baptist Convention (now ABCUSA) back in the early 1950's that resulted in the formation of the Conservative Baptist denomination (now CB America)? I think it had to do with missions, but I can't find anyone who can give the definitive answer.
     
  2. rlvaughn

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    Debby, here is some information, though Dr. Bob & others who have been more directly involved with these northern groups can probably give more detailed information.

    The Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society was formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1943. The Conservative Baptist Association of America was organized in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1947. The Conservative Baptist Association emerged as part of the continuing fundamentalist/modernist controversy within the Northern Baptist Convention. The forming churches were fundamental/conservative churches that had remained in cooperation with the Northern Baptist Convention after other fundamentalist churches had left, such as those that formed the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. At the 1946 NBC meeting, the old convention made it clear that it would not allow a competing missionary agency to operate within it. Churches withdrew, forming the new association, and hundreds of others withdrew in the following years.

    The American Baptist Convention (now ABCUSA) was called the Northern Baptist Convention until 1950.
     
  3. Squire Robertsson

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    It is worth noting that afte spintering of the Triennial Convention on Missions in the 1830s, Baptist Churchs in the North did not form a centralized "convention" until the early 1900s. Inter-church works were de-centerally organized according to a given ministry. There was the Northern Baptist Foriegn and Home Missionary Society, the Northern Baptist Bible and Publications Society, etc. Each of these works were organicly seperate from the other. They shared a support base of churchs and some board members but that was about all. All this in contrast to the way the SBC developed over the years.
     

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