Maryland-Delaware Baptists Adopt New Name

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  1. Jerome

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    http://www.bpnews.net/43813/mddel-baptists-adopt-new-name

    Don't the neighboring states (PA, WV, VA) already have conventions for their churches?

    Any idea what's going on here?
     
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    Yes, PA, WV,VA do have state conventions, however could be some churches in those State/Commonwealths are in the Del/MD State Convention .....
     
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    I'm guessing that the primary target for the name change is churches in D.C. Four already belong to the Maryland/Delaware convention, and the SBC and the DC convention have had a rocky relationship recently.

    The DC convention, though recognized as a state convention, is triply aligned with the ABC-USA, the SBC and the Progressive National Baptist Convention. The SBC in 2013 voted to consider DC-Maryland-Delaware as a single unit for committee appointments because it thought too few churches in DC were filling all the committee assignments.

    And the DC convention last year declined to condemn same-sex marriage, saying "DCBC member churches, leaders and staff have determined for themselves what their conviction is regarding same-sex marriage and we respect their right to do so. Therefore, we gather on the values and principles for which we do agree, most especially the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and lovingly and respectfully disagree on issues like same-sex marriage."

    The Mid-Atlantic Network does have churches in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but I suspect that's mostly a matter of geography; the two I'm aware of are on the Maryland border way out west and may be closer to the Maryland churches than congregations in their own states.
     
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    Sounds like another reforming of the reformed reformation.

    When did the Lord's Churches become businesses?

    This is another example of how ecumenism has tried to water down the Word of God and compromise the sovereignty of New Testament Churches.

    See the Book of Jude. This is not a new issue.

    Beware the wolves dressed like sheep.

    A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     

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