Hello, I am Keith and this is my first topic on the forum. I have been reading the baptistboards a couple of weeks and commented on a few threads. I understand that this is a Baptist only forum, but pose the question; What makes one a baptist? I am an associate pastor at a Free Will Baptist Church. I do not believe Eternal Security in the way most Baptist do. I point this out not to discuss OSAS but just to demonstrate that we are "Baptist" with different doctrines. I do not believe predestination the way I understand most Baptist do. So, am I a Baptist? If you don't mind, please share What doctrine makes you a Baptist? I am interested in learning the different teachings of the Baptist Brothers and Sisters.