IF Not A Baptist, Which Church Would You Be Attending?

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  1. JesusFan

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    IF say moved to area w/o any Baptist churches, which one would you attend and fellowship in?

    Which would be acceptable to you doctrine wise?
     
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    Any church that was baptistic in doctrine. Around here, there are a number of churches that are Baptist churches but just don't have it in the name. There are no less than 3 churches that I'd be happy to be a part of within a short distance of my home (within 20/30 minutes) who do not have "Baptist" in the name but are absolutely rock solid.
     
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    United Methodist.
     
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    I don't know how different it is down there but there's no way I'd attend a UM church up here in NY. It's so liberal and ungodly, it's incredible.
     
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    Non Denoms are getting big here too Ann. But what I find is marked attention to the lost particuallry the RC's. Since our tri state are (Connecticut, NJ & NY) have the biggest populations of Catholics in the country.
     
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    Where I live we have the choice of RC, Anglican, Oneness Pentecostal....Weslyan is relatively close as are pentecostal and Free Methodist.

    Since my background was Church of England, I have little difficulty attending the Anglican....Interestingly enough, they also baptize adult converts by immersion, upon request. This church is also evangelical. I used to lead a Bible study there, and preached on occasion. I was Anglican up to 1958....At the time, all military chaplains were Anglican.

    Cheers,

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    I know we've discussed this before but I believe that's why some drop the Baptist name. But yes, we have a large number of non-denoms around here too and most of them are very good. :)
     
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    Christian Church, Bible Church, here even Church of God borders on many of the same teachings. I would probably, however, contact the HMB and ask them about a church plant, or even start my own church.
     
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    Would attend a Free methodist before that one!

    have attended Evangeical Free Church, seemed almost like a "free will" Baptist Church!
     
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    Intersting decision around here!

    Would be either Evangelical Free Church, except they seem to be like "free will" baptist!

    or a conservation presby church, streong DoG, but infant baptism and a mil eschatology!

    Or A Charasmatic Church practicing Gifts, but also with some heretical teachings!

    if NOt a Baptist. "Pick your poison!"
     
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    We've lived where there are no baptist churches.

    And where the non denoms were all word/faith charismatics.

    My first "second choice" would be a good presbyterian church.

    Next would be to check out the local Nazarene church.

    And I'd give the United Methodist a look/see. Some are quite liberal, but some are very evangelical, use some baptist material, and generally generic evangelical.

    editted to add: evangelical free church can be quite good also.
     
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    I'd definitely go with a PCA - not a PCUSA.
     
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    Probably a non-denom, or Evangelical Free Church.

    1. Non-Cal
    2. Preaches repentance/faith and eternal security
    3. Baptism by immersion for believers only
    4. Lord's supper as ordinance, not sacrament
     
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    Do NOT want to see 'funny" here, but wouldn't non cals like Arms teach could lose salvation conflict with eternal security cals do hold to?

    cals also would teach points 2/3/4!
     
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    What would you be if you wouldn't be a Baptist?
    I'd be ashamed.

    If there is not a Baptist church in my area what would I do?
    I'd start one.
     
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    If there is an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, check it out. It is the most conservative of the Presbyterian groups.
     
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    I don't agree with TULIP (only the 'P') and evangelical Bible preaching non-cal churches aren't necessarily Arms, and they're not necessarily teaching "losing your salvation." That's just another (of the many) strawmen that cals construct to criticize non-cals.
     
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    Love your answer!
     
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    Do you consider baptists as being "True Church" of God than?

    same way RCC see their Church?
     
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    I consider Baptists, at least the ones I associate with, as Biblical. I don't consider those that baptize by pouring or sprinkling, for example, as being Biblical. So why should I join with them.
     

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