I was reflecting on the recent thread(s) about the end time views. In light of the discussions on those threads, perhaps there are other areas that need to be teased into the open. The a-mil view comes from Papist doctrine. Such groups as the Lutherns and Episcopalians, who really didn't want to completely unhinge themselves from the Papist influence, are for the most part a-mil holders. Many Puritans, who had no desire to separate from the Episcopalian, followed the Papist doctrine of a-mil, yet there were some outstanding, highly esteemed (such as Jonathan Edwards) who were staunchly Pre-mil. This thread isn't so much to do with the a-mil, it is used as an example of agreement between the Papists and groups that were either forced or came to understand they could no longer be in political power and be a Papist, yet held onto the hierarchy, codes, doctrines... of Papists. So, what other views, doctrines, and such do members of the BB agree that are or could be from the Papists? Btw, in light of the populace becoming more and more enthralled by the Pope, don't you think a discussion like this would not sharpen the edification so one could be ready to give consistent reasons why Baptists are so different?