Saved as a Baptist

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  1. Walls

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    I was just wondering, once you are saved does that automatically make you a Baptist-or does that happen once you have been baptized?
     
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    Getting saved makes you True Christian. Getting baptized makes you a baptized christian. Being a baptist comes when you choose to consider yourself a Baptist based on your denominational affiliation or agreement with the beliefs of the Baptist church whose doctrine you agree with.
     
  3. Walls

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    According to the Bible, a Christian was a disciple of Christ Acts 11:26. There are a lot of people who claim to be saved that are not disciples of Christ.

    What about John the Baptist, where was his choice? Also, those that were added unto the church, did they have a choice? I see no demominations mentioned in the Bible. There is only one kind of church mentioned in the Bible and it would seem that is was Christ's church and anything else was a false religion. So my question remains unanswered.
     
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    Neither one. Being a Baptist does not make you a Christian and being a Christian does not make you a Baptist. There are many Baptists who hold faithfully to Baptist principles who reject the Bible and are not Christians. One does not necessarilly go with the other. This is why I don't expect everyone I discuss with here even to be a Christian. It is a Baptist Board. It seems to me clear in the name of the board that it is not necessarily for all Christians, but however, is for all Baptists.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Baptist churches are no different than the New Testament churches. There are all manner of doctrines and practices.

    Over time, we chose baptist, to distinguish us from other organizations who believed differently. Again, over time, the name baptist has become a mixed bag of belief systems.

    I came to a realization of the Christ as Saviour in the Anglican Church; was called to ministry in the Plymouth Brethren; entered ministry as a baptist because it was close to the PB's, but allowed for a full time minister. The baptist tradition grew on me, but it did not make me a Christian.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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