What action actually makes you a Baptist? Is it simply membership in a Baptist church? Is it truly believing Baptist distinstivictes? Is it a combanation? Some time ago, I was discussing with a pastor about joining his church. The subject came up that one of the members believed in speaking in tounges, even though the church took a stand against it. For the sake of arugment, lets say Mr. "Jones" joined "Near" Baptist Church, because it was right across from his house . Would you call Mr. Jones a Baptist, a person who joined a Baptist church, or what? the inspiration of this thread was from a profile I saw that said Denomination (Baptist, Methodist, Catholic...): Attend baptist . Home Church: First Baptist So would you consider this BB member a Baptist?