You will know that the 'modern' Baptists have returned to the being traditional Baptist beliefs and actions when three things happen. 1) When 'modern' Baptists return to preaching the power of the gospel to save and transform individual lives instead of spouting the empty platitudes of civil religion and political positions. 2) When 'modern' Baptists return to extending the kingdom of God, which is not of this world, rather than building a political kingdom in this world. 3) When 'modern' Baptists institutions return to the work of missions and evangelism rather than working to influence politicians and legislators. In other words, 'modern' Baptists must study Baptist history and doctrine and return to traditional Baptist beliefs and preaching the message of Christ. It is absolutely necessary to reject the mixing of politics and Christianity and to turn again to strictly preaching Christ and the message of Christ to the world. Not only must this message be preached, it must be lived ... and to do this will be costly for some whose congregations have been preached to and bought into the civil religion of mixing Christ and politics.