Top Ten Reasons not to join a Reformed Baptist Church

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  1. Martin Marprelate

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    Well, that is most likely particular to that church - not to all reformed Baptist churches. I've seen others that have children's programs, youth programs, contemporary worship and all.
     
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    Based on what I saw at the top o the website, the author is a Reformed Baptist and is trying to be funny. He specifically calls the list "tongue-in-cheek" so I don't believe it's meant to be taken seriously.
     
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    Yes, but the "tongue-in-cheek" comments were the truth about what the church is like. So according to him, Reformed Baptist Churches don't have small groups, children's programs, Sunday school, contemporary music or anything like that. I disagree. :)
     
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    Most Reformed Baptist Churches have sunday school, youth groups,etc....they do pass on some of the newer contemporary things for the most part.
    you will not see gospel clowns, puppets, the weightlifting power team,etc.
    Some of them are divided over the Family Intergrated idea.....they are free to do what they believe.
     
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    Yep - but I just wanted to point out that this one pastor's opinion doesn't represent ALL Reformed Baptist churches. :)

    I wonder if they would do video.... ;)
     
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    :laugh::laugh: There is some freedom...but things like that would be more in a second service , or a fellowship time...with a discussion following.
    Sometimes there are book studies, with more of a question and answer format....Preaching is still God's ordained means....The Spirit using the word preached....
     
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    Possibly the strongest argument ever for joining a Reformed Baptist Church. I must seriously consider this..
     
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    Yeah - the way it SHOULD be. :thumbsup:
     
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    Good post....I believe both can be done...with prayer and guidelines...

    In other words..fellowship time should be interactive centered around the word of God...building each other up in the faith. This is how I believe the proper observance of the Lord's Day should be.....positive, interactive, meeting needs, with a bible centered approach.
    Not a gloomy, legalistic, rigid, devoid of the Spirit thing.....But rather a delight!
     
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    I agree!! I love it when church is a pleasure - when we WANT to be with our brothers and sisters. Even with everything going on, I still love to go to church. What a privilege we have!
     
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    We go primarily in worship of our Holy God...but then we have such an opportunity to do all the one anothering verses ...I believe there at least 30 one anothering verses......exhort one another, love one another , care for one another,admonish one another.etc......when i visit by you...several that i talked with were eager for truth, and discussion....we need this
     
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    never heard it that way....nice :laugh::laugh:
     
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    HOS,

    There are at least 30.....this is what a local body should be about....we get to minister to those the Lord brings our way....what a joy.....sometimes challenges or trials come , but they are sent by God also.
    Corinthians 12:25
    That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
    198.1 Corinthians 16:20
    All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
    1 Corinthians 16:19-21 (
    199.2 Corinthians 13:12
    Greet one another with an holy kiss.
    2 Corinthians 13:11-13
    200.Galatians 5:13
    For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Galatians 5:12-14
    201.Galatians 5:15
    But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

    202.Galatians 5:26
    Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
    Galatians 5:25-26 (in Context)
    203.Galatians 6:2
    Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
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    With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Ephesians 4:1-3 (in Context) Ephesians 4 (
    205.Ephesians 4:25
    Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Ephesians 4:24-
    206.Ephesians 4:32
    And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
    Ephesians 4:31-32 (in Context)
    Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
    Ephesians 5:20-22 (
    Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

    209.Colossians 3:13
    Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

    210.Colossians 3:16
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:15-17 (
    Colossians 3:15-17 (in
    211.1 Thessalonians 3:12
    And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
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    212.1 Thessalonians 4:9
    But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
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    213.1 Thessalonians 4:18
    Wherefore comfort one another with these words.215.1 Timothy 5:21
    I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
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    216.Titus 3:3
    For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

    217.Hebrews 3:13
    But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
    217218.Hebrews 10:24
    And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

    Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
    Hebrews 10:24-26
    220.James 4:11
    Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

    223.James 5:16
    Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
    James 5:15-17 (
    224.1 Peter 1:22
    Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

    Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
    James 5:8-10
    223.James 5:16
    Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

    224.1 Peter 1:22
    Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

    226.1 Peter 4:9
    Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
    1 Peter 4:8-10
    227.1 Peter 4:10
    As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
    1 Peter 4:9-11 (
    228.1 Peter 5:5
    Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

    229.1 Peter 5:14
    Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

    230.1 John 1:7
    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
    1 John 1:6-8 (in Context) 1 John 1 (Whole Chapter)
    231.1 John 3:11
    For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 1 John 3:10-12 (in Context) 1
    232.1 John 3:23
    And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
    233.1 John 4:7
    Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

    234.1 John 4:11
    Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
    235.1 John 4:12
    No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

    And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
     
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    Yep. To worship, not just by myself but with the chorus of others - to listen to the Word of God preached and delivered well to touch the hearts of the hearers - to be able to minster to each other in prayer - to even spend time teaching the children of the great things of God - we are blessed. :)
     
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    Confessions, creeds, and answering verses are meaningless, and a waste of time.

    Are you really a baptist? You appear to be Catholic.

    John
     
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    I have seen some unique openings to another thread to degenerate to a Calvin-free will debate, but this takes the cake. Ok everybody, make about ten more posts, then each side can start calling the other side names. That is because each side is Biblically correct, and they can prove it with their handy dandy pet verses, or their opinion of them.

    By the way, elder rule vs congregational rule has nothing to do with being Reformed. There is little if any evidence of a pluraltiy of elders in many of the local churches in the New Testement. I grew up in a conservative Presbyterian church, and elder rule becomes elder worship. They are usually no more spiritually mature than the average church member, and are elected on social status.

    What does having or not having an invitation have to do with a reformed church? It seems to me it has more to do with laziness and a lot of people wanting to get to their favorite restaurant before the Catholics get out of church.

    Also, worship on Sunday, commitment to Christ before family, and the number of programs has nothing to do with reformed, which is based on the grace and sovereignty of God. Does he mean a non reformed church does not worship on Sunday and they are not committed to Christ?

    If one is going to be reformed, be reformed, and stop with all the nonsense. Well over half of the ten points have no relationship to the difference in the reformed church. The author is either creating differences that do not exist to fill up his page, a strawman in a sense, or, he has no idea what he is talking about.
     
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    Failure to bring the Gospel to a lost world has nothing to do with Scripture or doctrine. It has a lot to do with laziness.
     
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    The timiing or the extending of time after salvation for baptism has nothing to do with being reformed. It has to do with the Holy Spirit working in the new believer. Reformed or not, no one has any right to put expectations on the timing, either saying it is too quck or too long.
     

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