Is this an accurate statement or a way to hide the fact that you are a Baptist? Before my girlfriend and I were married, we discussed this at length one night. People are often nervous about expressing their belief about being Baptist. To them, they merely attend a Baptist church but have no read conviction about the issue. I do not tell people I am a Christian first and then a Baptist. I tell them I am a Baptist. If they ask questions, I tell them what I believe. The problem is this: people think of Christian as including a very wide variety of groups. To them, Mormons are Christians. Likewise, Jehovah's Witnesses, Episcopalians, Catholics, and other groups are saved. They aren't. If I say I am a Baptist, chances are pretty good that the person I tell knows that I don't accept the belief system of everyone else. Saying you are a Christian and then a Baptist no more identifies you with Christ than saying you are a Baptist. The name Christian was given to identify a particular belief. It does not have the same meaning today as it once did. It won't either as long as "Christians" have such liberal theology and are friendly toward Catholic theology. Also, our protestant brothers had no problem persecuting us either. Therefore, I don't call myself protestant. What are your thoughts?