I spoke with a Baptist pastor today whom I had not seen for years. After a few exchanges about how we were doing, I mentioned that I had planted a new church in the area. He was happy to hear that, but then his smile turned into a frown when I explained that we were not using the name "Baptist" for the church. He went on to tell me how other men he knew had done the same and there was now a dis-fellowship among them because of it. I tried to explain that the name shouldn't cause an ex-communication. It pretty much ended with his quoting Amos 3:3 and a handshake. I said "God bless you", and he walked away. Now, I and our church hold to the fundamental, essential doctrines of the Faith. We agree with the "Baptist Distinctives". But we don't have "Baptist" painted on the sign, so to them, we are not walking in agreement, and this, to this brother, is just cause to separate from a local body.