If you were not a Baptist

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If you were not a Baptist, which tradition would you embrace?

  1. Methodists (Wesley

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. Congregationalism (Edwards, Owens)

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Presbyterians (Knox, Warfield)

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Episcopal (Ryle, Packer)

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Lutheran (Luther)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Roman Catholic (Popes)

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. Brethren

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Mennonite (Simon Mennos)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Pentecostal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other, explain

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Ruiz

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    If you were not a Baptist, which other tradition (not necessarily what they currently believe) would you embrace?
     
  2. Jim1999

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    A very big if, but I would choose Welsh Congregational.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  3. DiamondLady

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    I guess I'd be a Methodist....they get to the restaurants first on Sundays :)
     
  4. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Me too! :thumbs:
     
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    Amish (Ammann)
     
  6. David Lamb

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    I think it would depend on the individual local church. For instance, Congregationalism. Here, by far the majority of Congregational churches became involved with a merger with the Preesbyterians in England, and later with the Church of Christ, to form what is now known as "The United Reformed Church", or URC for short. (Note: "Reformed" there doesn't mean "believing in the doctrines of the Reformation"). But some Congregational churches were not involved with the merger. There is one not far from where I live, Galmpton Congregational Evangelical Church. Follow that link, and click on "Our Beliefs"

    Then look at this, a question and its answer as given on the official URC website:
    Question: What does the URC believe in? Google Catholic,Methodist,Mormon etc... and a plethora of info comes up. Google United Reformed Church and I get next to no info on what you guys believe in. Are you fundamentalists? Literal hell or metaphorical? Literal 6 day creation or allegorical? Do you have confession? Jesus raised bodily or in spirit only? Death or Sheol or instant judgement? I can't find any info about your beliefs.

    Answer: The fact that you've found it difficult to find what we believe in says much about us! We tend to be seekers, questioners, doers rather than people who make definitive statements of faith.
    To be fair, I should say that I have only quoted the first part of the answer.

    By the way, I think the Mennonites were named after Menno Simons (1496–1561), not Simon Mennos (never heard of him).
     
  7. Ruiz

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    You are right David... my error.
     
  8. billwald

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    (Dutch) Reformed or (Greek/Russian) Orthodox. Yes, a strange combination.
     
  9. Palatka51

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    How can there not be any thought of not being anything but Baptist? Fully immersed in Christ's death, burial and resurrection and in obedience, taking watery immersion as a testament of full immersion of the Holy Spirit along with the autonomy of the local congregation, how can I be anything but Baptist?
     
  10. FriendofSpurgeon

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    Here is information from their web site:

    "Called to be God’s people, transformed by the Gospel, making a difference in today’s world. This is the United Reformed Church.

    Although one of the smaller mainstream denominations, the United Reformed Church plays a dynamic and challenging part in the British Christian community. It has brought together English Presbyterians, English, Welsh and Scottish Congregationalists, and members of the Churches of Christ, through unions in 1972, 1981 and 2000. Sixty-eight thousand people make up 1500 congregations, with nearly 700 ministers, paid and unpaid.

    The United Reformed Church combines its commitment to the Reformed tradition with a passionate belief that all God’s people should be one. It seeks to work with Christians of all traditions, and rejoices in being part of more than 400 Local Ecumenical Partnerships, with the Methodist Church and others. It is also committed to theological and cultural diversity. It has declared itself a multi-cultural church, rejoicing in the gifts of members from across the world and seeks to hold together a wide variety of theological understandings; the valuing of different insights helps the church understand the wonder of God.

    Worldwide, more than 70 million Christians are members of the Reformed family of churches. They uphold the historic Trinitarian creeds of the church universal and find the supreme authority for their lives in the Word of God in the Bible, discerned under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They order their lives through councils of the church, where ministers and lay people together seek the mind of Christ."
     
  11. Matt Black

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    The URC is also one of the more liberal denominations these days...
     
  12. Earth Wind and Fire

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    not looking for that.....Im guessing they are milktoast Christians. Been there done that with PCUSA
     
  13. FriendofSpurgeon

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    I guess I already answered this question personally.

    Was Baptist, currently Presbyterian (PCA).
     

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