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Baptism and Membership

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Debby in Philly, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Debby in Philly

    Debby in Philly New Member

    Oct 31, 2003
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    What is the usual practice of your church?

    1. Baptism is followed by membership.
    Someone who is saved then attends Baptism class, where the basics of the gosel are taught as well as what is expected of a member of a Baptist church. Upon approval of the Deacons (or Elders, whatever you call them), the candidate is baptized. The "right hand of fellowship" is offered soon thereafter upon the acceptance of the congregation, and the candidate becomes a member of the church.

    2. Baptism may or may not be followed immediately by membership.
    Baptism class is only about salvation. If a baptised person wants to become a member, then they attend membership class, and may later be taken as members. The first does not always imply the second.
  2. rufus

    rufus New Member

    Jan 20, 2003
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    Salvation followed by baptism and then church membership.

  3. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

    Jan 2, 2003
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    No classes at our church - just counseling.

    Baptism follows salvation in obedience to the Word and usually church membership.

    If someone gets saved and wants to be baptized, but wants to join another church - they also have that option.

    Baptism does not necessarily mean joining OUR church...