Local / Universal

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Your Baptist affiliation

  1. Reformed

    3.2%
  2. SBC

    51.6%
  3. IFB

    29.0%
  4. Baptist (not listed)

    29.0%
  5. Universal church

    6.5%
  6. Universal invisible church

    12.9%
  7. Local with no universal connection

    9.7%
  8. local with universal connection

    19.4%
  9. emerging church

    6.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. thjplgvp

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    How does your affiliation as Baptists line up with your beliefs on the church and bible versions? This is not a KJVO or Universal church debate section but a simple poll to gather information. Another poll will follow this one please fill out both.

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  2. Daisy

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    Non-Baptists can see the results without voting. That's good.

    Can a Baptitst church have more than one affiliation?
     
  3. Lagardo

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    I would think that some churches could meet more than one of these. For example, a church could be in a denomenation and still consider themselves as part of the emerging church.
     
  4. thjplgvp

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    My suprise so far is that with all the Calvinist's on this board none are claiming to be reformed. Did I word it wrong?
     
  5. FERRON BRIMSTONE

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    Many SBC'ers are reformed in their theology. I fall into the reformed camp, while my church could not be considered Calvinist or Arminian.
     
  6. thjplgvp

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    Ferron,

    How can one be reformed in theology and not be considered Calvinist? Perhaps this should be moved to the theology section because the thought intrigues me.

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  7. Jack Matthews

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    We are part of the "Emerging Church" movement, voluntarily cooperating with the SBC through the Tennessee Baptist Convention. I don't think you could categorize us as being either Calvinist or Arminian, since we likely have elements of both. We believe that we are a local "ecclesia" and that those among us who are born-again believers in Christ are part of the universal "church" comprising all true Christians.

    Bible versions? You must mean translations. We don't have an official one, though our pastor reads and preaches from the TNIV, which is the translation that is in the racks on the back of the rows of chairs. As far as what people bring, my Bible study class, which is made up of college students, bring a variety of different translations, including the CEV, the Message, the New Living Translation, the NRSV (which is what I teach from) the NIV and several others. I'd guess that if everyone turned in their Bible on any given Sunday, you would not find a single KJV or NKJV, though.
     
  8. Tom Butler

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    I'm one of the few people in my church who is Calvinist.

    I'm also one of the few (maybe the only one) who holds that the invisible universal church does not exist.

    No one I know has ever seen one, nor has anyone I know ever attended a meeting of the invisible universal church. I also recognize that most local visible assemblies think I'm wrong.
     
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    Yes, I know of some churches that are aligned with both the SBC and the ABC-USA
     
  10. Bro. James Reed

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    Primitive Baptist - "other" in the poll.

    Technically not "affiliated" with any group, since we are not in an association, but we do fellowship with other Primitives of our order.

    Our bible version is KJV, as stated in our Articles of Faith.

    I do believe we are part of the universal kingdom of God (church) as Christians and as children of God.

    I did not put Reformed because "reform" implicies that something was broken. I don;t believe God's church ever needed to be reformed from what He made it.
     

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