[NOTE: Maybe this should be moved to another BB forum--and if so--you moderators and/or administrators can move it at your discretion.] While I've seldom heard this topic publicly discussed from the pulpit, every so often when pastors (or evangelists) gather together, I'll hear "Pastor X" tell those around him that "such-&-such" doctrine or teaching or practice, to him, either is or is not a "test of fellowship." I suppose "Pastor X" is entitled to his opinion(s), but, OTOH, I've never come across a so-called Official List that delineates exactly what are (&, by default, what aren't) THE "Tests of Fellowship" Not having a detailed list of THE "Test(s) of Fellowship," just how exactly is a person supposed to know what these so-called "Tests" are? It's been my experience over my almost 50 years as a lay Christian that maybe there really isn't a precisely detailed and very specific list of these so-called "tests"; instead, it seems as if it's really up to the individual pastor to determine exactly what he considers to be (and, again, by default, what exactly are NOT) THE tests of fellowship. To this lay Christian, that can make deciding which local Baptist church he ought to visit/attend when he's vacationing in an area that is far from his home area a very confusing set of circumstances. I would want to honor God by attending a very "sound" Baptist church, regardless of whether or not I'm "at home" or vacationing some place that's located several miles from home. It'd sure make it a lot easier for a lay Christian person like me to know which churches I ought to attend when I'm "on the road," and also which church(es) I need to avoid at all costs. So, what exactly are the so-called "Test(s) of Fellowship" by which a Baptist lay person can know at which churches he'd be welcomed---and at which local churches he needs to avoid at all costs? Your input on this would be greatly appreciated....However, I'm looking for very detailed, specific information, not merely a generalized statement such as, "Look for a church that follows the Bible." After all, most conservative, evangelical Baptist churches will all claim to be following the Bible, won't they? Thanks in advance for whatever help you can give me on, IMHO at least, a very perplexing problem for a lay Christian such as I am.