Your Second Choice.

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  1. Ben W

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    Say for some reason the Baptist Denomination you belong to was disbanded. Which Denomination would be your next choice?

    What is it you like about them?
     
  2. Squire Robertsson

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    As my church does not belong to a "denomination", we have nothing to move from. We do maintain ties of fellowship and through the years (my home church is over 120 years old) these have changed due to the rise of modernism and compromse. But the church has remained faithful to her Founder's and founders' vision. E.g. just because the Northern Baptist Convention slid into modernism, we didn't join the Orthodox Presbyterians.
     
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    If I wasn't a memeber of this IFB church I would seek out a Southern Baptist Church. There are many really good GARBCs as well. It would really depend on what was available in my area.
     
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    Either Presbyterian (PC-USA) or Reformed Church in America. While I'm not a die hard Calvinist, I do appreciate many of the views John Calvin had.
     
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    Probably ARBCA. I know I'd never be IFB.
     
  6. go2church

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    Unitarian, they will let me believe anything that I want or nothing at all! :D
     
  7. Brutus

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    Tom;why would you never join an IFB church? Michael
     
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    I used to be IFB. I left it because IFB left the Bible.
     
  9. Jim1999

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    About 50 years ago, perhaps 40, a number of Baptist ministers left the Baptist churches and oddly went to the Anglican Church. At the time, the Anglican Church was the most fundamentally sound church in Canada, aside from is sacerdotal form of worship and infant baptism, of course. These were mostly from the Baptist Convention of churches which had embraced liberalism. They did not want to join the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada and hence they had few options.

    As for me, I think I would join the Plymouth Brethren if I could get around the dispensationalism. We have another group known as the AAssociated Gospel Churches, and they are essentially baptistic, except they do not require baptism for membership and enjoy open communion.

    I am assuming the original question meant that the Baptist churches disappeared and not just a particular group of Baptists.

    Cheers,

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    Tom;could you please explain your statement?Michael
     
  11. Jeff Weaver

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    Some branch of the Prebsyterian family, and failing that some branch of the Church of England.
     
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    Absolutely worst case scenerio (I am not looking to take on pastoral duties if I can avoid them), I'd just have to plant a local NT church. As to who we'd fellowship with, welll, let's just say I view pedo-baptism at best as a severe doctrinal error and at worst a heresy. So, the p-bs are more or less out.
     
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    I am an independent Baptist. I have found that some Reformed groups would be compatible, but would struggle trying to convert them all to pre-tribulational dispensationalists! :rolleyes:

    Guess there is no one as free as an historic ifb! :cool:
     
  14. Ben W

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    Jim1999, Were you aware that the Plymouth Brethren were the only church in Australias History to be banned? They were connecting wires to peoples heads and doing all sorts of weird stuff and recieving money. So the government gave them the Heave Ho
     
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    I'ld buy the name and the logo and start again ;)

    Pete
     
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    My church belongs to no other organazation. We are IFB, so we hold no ties with another church. There are only 2 maybe three other in our area, and that's saying a lot, considering in town there are churches on nearly every corner!
    I guess if my church disbaned {and I don't imagine it doing THAT anytime soon} I'd go to another on of the IFB churches in the area.
    If I couldn't be IFB, I might consider the primitive Baptists, although I'd need to know exactly what their standards, beliefs and convictions were first.
    ~Abby [​IMG]
     
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    Actually have no real commitment to a 'demomination' Think Baptists make a big mistake accepting that tag, should spend more time being what they claim to be - local churches that seek to understand and follow the teaching of the bible.

    I joined the local baptist church which happened to be a member of the Baptist Union of Victoria. Any demominational connection is incidental. Would be happy to be part of a truly independant baptist church.

    Regards
    Bob
     
  18. Pete Richert

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    There are a lot of Churches that have the same beliefs as Baptists, so that particular label need not apply.

    Among them are the
    Evangelical Free Church
    Plymouth Brethren
    lots of non-denomational churches (some of which have planted more churches and are now a denomination of their own).
     
  19. HankD

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    Beam me up Scotty!

    Two years after I was saved I left the Church of Rome and I started attending a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church.
    I still didn't feel right.
    I wanted to be baptised not sprinkled.
    They weren't OSAS.
    A year later my wife (ex-Mormon) and I were both baptised on the same day at Tremont Temple Baptist Church in Boston.

    I don't know, If there were no Baptist Churches?
    I'd probably sit home and pout.

    HankD
     
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    Hey, Pete, I LIKES that concept. "Now open under new management, Baptists R Us!" [​IMG]
     

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