First I think I am of Christ. Second I think I am of the Independent Baptist variety. But lately after reading all this stuff on the BB I wonder. Many of the discussions on here remind me of 1 Corinthians 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. KJV Here is a list of some of the things I hold to: Total Depravity Perseverance of the Saints A local visible church Salvation by Grace Two church ordinances: Baptism and Lord's Supper The Bible as the final authority Self-ruling local church The strict following of I Tim 3:1-13 and Titus 1:6-9 for Pastors and Deacons. The requirement of the Saints to be Holy because God is Holy The Trinity That Isreal is still to be dealt with in future events God is the Creator (It is all His work) This is just a few. Where do I fit in the area of Baptist?