I believe firmly that Baptists are the ones who truly teaches exactly what the Bible proclaims. There is much to be credited to Baptists in history, specially American History. WHY then are Baptist Churches taking out the word "Baptist" from their names? Denomination identification is VERY important so that church goers may know UPFRONT exactly how they will be taught God's Plan of Salvation, since that's probably where they will invite the people they are trying to reach. As Baptist, we believe salvation is obtained by repentance of sin and acceptance of grace available through belief in the death of Jesus Christ and His deity. I know local MEGA churches that still believe you can lose your salvation, specially if you stop going to church! God has no secret agents .... and baptists are God's people ...... why hide? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Mark 8:38 What say you? ps: please remember that non-believers may be reading your replies, so please keep your replies spiritual/gentle and not hostile, as my past posts were replied to. .