Hello, Baptists! I feel like a Gr8Ape introducing myself to strangers who don't even know I exist, (or why), let alone a GrapeApe, but here goes! I've been peeking at you all through the windows, trying to eavesdrop (I'm inquisitive..what can I say?), then this guy at the door said, come on in and introduce yourself, then you can eavesdrop from the inside, and hear properly (or was that just my amagination?). Hope you don't gave xenophobia, as I'm not from anywhere near anything near your parts. I'm South African, live right down near the tip of Africa. Born again 20 years ago, baptized in a Charismatic church, visited a conservative Baptist church at one time, and now I attend a Curch of England Evangelical church for convenience sake, where the doctrine would probably be the same as the conservative Baptists, except that they baptize babies and sprinkle with water. I don't agree with it, but I've agreed to disagree, if you know what I mean? In South Africa, the Anglican church and the Church of England are two completely separate denominations - the split occurred during the first half of the 20th century. "Church of England in South Africa" is Evangelical and very Bible-based, aside from the infant Baptism business. I've been on a different Forum for a few days (a U.K based Forum), and it was my first time ever on a Forum, but atheists were allowed to drop in at that Forum and attack God, His Word and His people, and "Christians" were allowed to argue against the extent of the inspiration of the Biblical scriptures (in other words, whether the Bible is part inspiration/part man's imagination!). Another "Christian" was arguing that all religions are equal before God. I didn't like it, so I went searching for another Forum. Hope you guys don't mind. I'll be eavesdroppping... Just Andrew.