I have been reading the minutes of our church lately, trying to get prepared for our upcoming 125th anniversary this spring... And I keep noticing that in 1883, when our church was founded, there is a lot of talk about being a General Baptist church. What does this mean? What is opposite a General Baptist... a Major, or Corporal Baptist? :laugh: Seriously, what is the opposite, I am thinking a Regular Baptist, but what was the differences back then, and why were they so adament about being a General Baptist.. Also, I have found some rather peculiar things.. like one time the church voted to buy the pastor a horse an buggy... but then after raising the money and buying it, they charged the pastor rent for using it... The pastor's salary was $25 a yr... The rent was $5 a month!!! HMMmmm...I hope the rest of the church doesn't read this, and get some ideas!!! Wow.. I just hijacked my own thread in the OP!! Ok, back on topic... What is a general Baptist?