Rather than looking for a debate, I'm just looking for an education on the distincitves of the Evangelical Free church. It appears the main difference between them and the Baptists are: a. their historical roots were formerly Swedish Lutheran background, so they had to deal with many people leaving Lutheranism and becoming baptised by imersion. b. they developed a pattern to be sympathetic to people with families who were still Lutheran, and wanted the Lutheran ways to be respected or at least not openly confronted c. membership was allowed to those who were not baptized by immersion, as long as they had been once baptized as an infant d. current practice is almost always now to baptize by immersion, but there is a clause that allows a particular pastor to baptize infants e. they agreed to be "silent" about particulars on baptism to avoid offending visiting relatives or newcomers who were currently or formerly from the Lutheran church They seem to fill a role in evangelicals by helping former Lutherans and Catholics join evangelicals, by "respecting" the desires of these people to not be reminded of the errors of the Catholic and Lutheran churches. Hence they have a practice of being silent from the pulpit about the correct way to be baptized. Do others agree that this is a fair representation of their distinctives and/or know of other distinctives?