Huge Discrepancy Between BF&M and Actual Practice

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  1. Jerome

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    Christianity Today: On Communion, Vast Majority Of Southern Baptist Pastors Don't Follow Denomination's Stance

     
  2. Zenas

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    The 96% who allow non members to participate in communion are in full "compliance" with the BF&M. It doesn't say they have to be baptized into that particular church. The 35% who don't restrict communion to baptized believers are apostate.
     
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    It is up to each local church. Each church is autonomous.
     
  4. Jerome

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    Baptist Press

     
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    It's not a "huge" discrepancy.

    Each church is autonmous, the BFM only seeks to elucidate beliefs we partner around not dictating beliefs that we believe.
     
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    That is a vile statement.

    Also, "baptized believers" is a redundancy. If you're a believer, you have been baptized even if you have not undergone an outward ritual. Conversely, if you have undergone the outward ritual, this does not make you a Christian.
     
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    Is it open to ONLY baptists though, or can other Christians take it?
     
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    Praise the Lord for that.
     
  9. Zenas

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    You quoted the BF&M as saying, "Article VII also says the Lord's Supper is for "members of the church." However, if you look at the section on the church you will see that it allows for the belief that the church consists of "all of the redeemed of all the ages." So there is no inconsistency.
     
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    In our church, which is SBC, we invite all baptized believers to partake. I have personally passed the elements to persons I know belong to other denominations.
     
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    The Lords supper should be made available for any Christian who desires it.
     

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