Do IFB's HAVE a systematic theology? Or do they lean on Protestant works? I am certain that in their "seminaries" they teach terms like hypostasis, infralapsarianism, etc... But how do those that believe they go all the way back to John the Baptist (or wherever they think they start) having never been a part of the "catholic" or Protestant churches- how do they justify utilizing our terms and our doctrines that we hammered out? Since Athanasius was "catholic" how do they justify calling themselves TRINITarian? Do they get to use our term "Trinity"? Why? Do they get to believe in hypostasis since WE worked that out and they are not part of US? Shouldn't they have their OWN theologians in history who worked these things out rather than leaning almost fully on OURS? By US and WE and OURS I am referring to the Historic Christian Faith as traced back through history down through the Creeds and to the Apostles. They claim (not all of them, I know) that they were never part of US. They have a steady line of mysterious, historically invisible BAPTISTS- but they use our stuff and depend almost FULLY upon our blood, sweat and tears to give them their doctrines (the Trinity for example).