Baptist Essentials

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Michael Wrenn, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Michael Wrenn

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    What would you say are the essentials for being a Baptist? Not for a particular "breed" of Baptist (reformed, arminian, etc.), but for being a Baptist Christian?

    What must you believe in order to be a Baptist?
     
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    First, realize that there are 57 varieties of Baptists in America, then start to examine them one-by-one.

    I'd say the primary Baptist distinctive is being Baptist, whatever that means.
     
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    I would say that the ONLY baptist distinctive is the belief in Believer's Baptism, ie, not infant baptism.

    I'm not saying that all who hold to beleiver's Baptism are by definition baptists, but I am saying that if you asked a Baptist if they hold to believer's baptism, they would most likely say yes.

    In probably any other issue you could think of, there would be difference of belief.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Hold to orthodox Christian theology, distinctives being believers baptism and the individuals right to study and come to doctrines as one sees fit, as long as in the "pale of orthodoxy!"
     

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