:type: :saint: To my fellow "BBoardies"....I just have a question that I occasionally ponder. I am a member of an SBC church and have a background that was IFB prior to that. I have wondered from time to time whether there is any BIBLICAL MANDATE or SCRIPTURAL JUSTIFICATION for the existense of Conventions such as the SBC or IFB associations such as the BBF,Southwide Baptist Fellowship or the more recent FBFI. As a matter of fact, although I am a Baptist and say so without pride OR malice,I'm not so sure that anyone can make a good scriptural case for the existence of ANY denomination other than Born-Again CHRISTIAN. Anybody here care to take a STRICTLY SCRIPTURAL stab at these questions?????...Or are we all too willing to stay in our comfort zones....and unwilling to part with "tradition"?? What say ye?:Fish: Greg Sr.