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Baptist Abbreviations

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by tyndale1946, Jan 30, 2002.

  1. tyndale1946

    tyndale1946 Well-Known Member
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    I'm a Primitive Baptist and am not familiar with the Baptist abreviations used by others for their churches. Please enlighten me as to what SBC, ABC, GARBC, BMA, CBF, BBFI, CBA, and all the others mean. As you know ours is PB and thank you all for your input... Brother Glen :confused:

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  2. rlvaughn

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    Glen, here are those on your list plus a few more of which I can think:

    ABA - American Baptist Association
    ABC - American Baptist Churches in the USA
    ARBCA - Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America
    BBFI - Baptist Bible Fellowship International
    BGC - Baptist General Conference
    BMAA - Baptist Missionary Association of America
    CBA - Conservative Baptist Association
    CBF - Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
    FBF - Fundamental Baptist Fellowship
    FWB - Free Will Baptist
    GARBC - General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
    IFB - Independent Fundamental Baptist
    NABC - North American Baptist Conference
    NBC - National Baptist Convention (two groups with this name)
    PB - Primitive Baptist
    SBC - Southern Baptist Convention
    WBF - World Baptist Fellowship

    Here is a link that gives more information of some of these groups.

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  3. tyndale1946

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    Thanks Brother Robert I was unaware that this had been posted before and thank you for the link. This clears up everything so far!... Its nice to know your competition... LOL... Just kidding... Brother Glen :D
     
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    FBF=Fundamental Baptist Fellowship is now
    FBFI=Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International as of 1 Jan 2002
     
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    ABC -- American Baptist Churches! :D
     
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    AoB - Alliance of Baptists

    Joshua
     
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    Don't forget the New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches (NTAIBC) or more commonly NTA. [​IMG]

    "Behold, how good and pleasant is it for brethren to dwell together in unity."

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  10. Herself

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    EC-B Evangelical Christian-Baptists (what Baptists from the former Soviet Union call themselves)
    AUCEC-B All Union Council of Evangelical Christian Baptists (the "government" churchs)
    CEC-BC Council of Evangelical Christian-Baptist Churchs (the "underground/unregistered" churchs)
     
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    I figure to join in on the fun.
    UBF Unregistered Baptist Fellowship
     
  12. Timothy Bonney

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    American Baptist Churches of the South is a region of the ABC/USA. We call our state level organizations "regions" rather than "conventions."

    I'd be currious as to what some in this discussion meant by saying that the SBC doctrinal stands are "in better shape." than the ABC. Can you be a bit more specific?

    American Baptists Board of International Ministries is highly respected in Europe and around the world. We strive to treat other Baptists denominations as equals and co-laborors for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Rev. Timothy Bonney, Pastor
    First Baptist Church
    Rushville, Indiana

    Board Member, ABC/USA International Ministries
     
  13. SaggyWoman

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    BYOB--Be Your Own Baptist.
     
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    now thats a good one


    remember Jesus loves ya !
     
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    In Australia, a christian of no nominated denomination is often called a "Bush Baptist".
     
  16. Bob Farnaby

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    Now that is TRULY Baptist [​IMG]

    Bob
     
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    And a BYO baptist church would raise a few eyebrows in Australia .....
     
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    I thought it meant "Bring Your Own Baptist"--LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Jacob

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    The 2 main Baptist Denominations in my area:

    BCOQ - Baptist Convention of Ontario & Quebec.
    FEBC - Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada.

    Jacob.
     
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    Some additional Baptist abreviations(historical/contemporary) used for churches, organizations or association may also include:

    SGB Sovereign Grace Baptists
    GB General Baptists
    SB Strick Baptists
    PB Particular Baptists
    RB Reformed Baptists (Paedobaptist)
    FGB Free Grace Baptists (Arminian)
    RB Regular Baptists
    EB English Baptists
    BWA Baptist World Alliance
    AB Anabaptist
    CBNA Calvinistic Baptist of North America
    NAB National Association of Baptist
    BWC Baptist World Congress
    AUCECB - All Union Council of Evangelical Christians and Baptists

    Many on the above list cease to exist, some are active today.

    Jeptha
     
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