Another New Arrival

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by A Faithful Sidekick, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. A Faithful Sidekick

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    Greetings, brethren!

    I'm a "questioning Presbyterian" with Baptist roots. I have been a member of two Presbyterian (PCA) churches, and I am seeing first hand how my denomination is slowly following the same path as some other Presbyterian and Reformed denominations, growing ever more tolerant of calls back to Rome from within our own camp; more "open minded" to positions once considered heretical, and those of us who cling to the Confessions and historic faith of the Reformation are being called "divisive."

    I have lost confidence not only in Presbyterian polity, but also in traditionally Presbyterian understanding of Covenant theology that allows for the baptism of infants, yet keeps these "covenant children" from the Lord's Table. Taken to it's natural conclusion I think, traditionally Presbyterian understanding of the covenants should either allow paedocommunion or forbid paedobaptism rather than take this "half-way" position.

    I remain convinced of the accuracy and clarity of what we have come to call "Calvinism," but the way Calvinism is "moderated" in the PCA of late is not a little disconcerting to me. I just don't see many Reformed Baptist churches wrestling at top levels with such heresies as Federal Vision (salvation by sacrament - either a Lutheran-leaning breath away from baptismal regeneration or in other cases a veiled call to return to Rome), but I suppose every denomination fights these battles.

    So call me a "Questioning Baptisbyterian" I guess. Joining the forum to ask questions and hear from the larger Baptist community about issues that have me questioning the future of my PCA denomination and church, as well as my own place in or out of the denomination.

    Respectfully,
    Robin
     
  2. IANMO(IAMNTMYOWN)

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    Welcome to the board, Robin. I'm glad that you have joined. It's good to find another Junior Member who takes the time to think about what they believe rather than just swallow it because the church says so. I'm glad you are here, and hope that you will learn as much as I already have:wavey:
     
  3. Jon-Marc

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    Welcome to the Baptist Board, Robin.
     
  4. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Welcome Robin
     
  5. Tom Butler

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    Welcome from me, too. You should learn quickly here, because we have a lot of members who know everything.

    Then there are those of us whose say "we may be wrong but we're never in doubt."

    Glad to have you.
     
  6. A Faithful Sidekick

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    I went to a Baptist church as a child and that is exactly the impression I got back then... and it's among the things that have kept me away for so long. ;)

    I think I know a little too, but I try to apply it to my own life and work and worship rather than to others. And I'm never afraid to question my beliefs and re-examine them in the light of scripture. In fact I find that exhilarating!

    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!

    -Robin
     
  7. A Faithful Sidekick

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    Bye

    I think I've learned what I needed to learn from this site, and am more convinced than ever now that it's right for me to remain in my present church. It's been an interesting ride, but my research is done. Thanks, everyone, for the look inside Baptist theology and thought. May the Lord bless you with all good things in Christ.

    In His care,
    Robin
     
  8. SaggyWoman

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    Welcome to the Board! Sometimes we all have questions!
     
  9. humblethinker

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    Interesting... what are the things that helped you make up your mind?
     
  10. ktn4eg

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    Welcome aboard!! :wavey:
     
  11. humblethinker

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    Haha, ktn4eg, did you see post #7?
     

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