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Chart showing the history

Discussion in 'Baptist History' started by Salty, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

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  2. PreachTony

    PreachTony Active Member

    Aug 29, 2014
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    I would say my church falls between the Free Will Baptists and the Missionary Baptists, though we are not directly associated with any group. My Pastor often calls himself a Missionary Baptist preacher, though the church claims no affiliation beyond placing the word "Baptist" on our church sign.

    It's an interesting chart, but I fear it's like looking out of an airplane window at 30,000 feet. You can see the big roads, but you can't really make out detail of what's truly going on.
  3. rsr

    rsr <b> 7,000 posts club</b>

    Dec 11, 2001
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    Missionary Baptists is a general term for the Baptists who accepted the "new methods" that came out of the missionary movement, as opposed to the Primitives and related groups that rejected them. Thus, the Southern Baptist Convention is a Missionary Baptist group, as are churches that are part of other organizations or are unaffiliated. The National Missionary Baptist Convention of America is an organization of black churches that arose from a split in the National Baptist Convention of America.
  4. PreachTony

    PreachTony Active Member

    Aug 29, 2014
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    Good stuff, rsr. My church would likely fall into the Missionary definition. My girlfriend's church is much closer to the Primitive Baptist side, though they are more free will/free grace than Calvinist, as many Primitive Baptists seem to be.
  5. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Feb 12, 2008
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    Interesting chart, but it does not cover all the groups with the name Baptist. I am not sure the list below is complete for the USA. It surely is not for the world.

    Alliance of Baptists
    American Baptist Association
    American Baptist Churches
    Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America
    Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
    Baptist Bible Fellowship International
    Baptist General Conference
    Baptist Missionary Association of America
    Central Baptist Association
    Christian Unity Baptist Association
    Conservative Baptist Association of America
    Continental Baptist Churches
    Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
    Enterprise Association of Regular Baptists
    Free Will Baptist
    Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
    Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association
    Fundamental Baptist Fellowship of America
    General Association of Baptists
    General Association of General Baptists
    General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
    General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist Church, Inc.
    General Six-Principle Baptists
    Independent Baptist Church of America
    Independent Baptist Fellowship International
    Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America
    Institutional Missionary Baptist Conference of America
    Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist Association
    Landmark Baptists
    Liberty Baptist Fellowship
    Macedonia Baptist World Missions
    Mainstream Baptist Network
    National Association of Free Will Baptists
    National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
    National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
    National Baptist Evangelical Life and Soul Saving Assembly of the U.S.A.
    National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
    National Primitive Baptist Convention of the U.S.A.
    North American Baptist Conference
    Old Regular Baptist
    Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptists
    Old Time Missionary Baptist
    Original Free Will Baptist Convention
    Primitive Baptists
    Primitive Baptist Universalists
    Progressive National Baptist Convention
    Reformed Baptist
    Regular Baptist
    Roger Williams Fellowship
    Separate Baptist
    Separate Baptists in Christ
    Seventh Day Baptist General Conference
    Southern Baptist Convention
    Southwide Baptist Fellowship
    Sovereign Grace Baptists
    Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists
    United American Free Will Baptist Church
    United American Free Will Baptist Conference
    United Baptists
    Unregistered Baptist Fellowship
    World Baptist Fellowship
    Worldwide Baptist New Testament Missions
    State and interstate bodies[edit]
    Association of Fundamental Baptist Churches of Northern California
    Association of Independent Baptist Churches of Illinois
    Baptist General Association of Virginia
    Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
    Baptist General Convention of Texas
    Dakota Baptist Association
    District of Columbia Baptist Convention
    Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches
    General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.
    Inter-Mountain Baptist Fellowship
    Minnesota Baptist Association
    Minnesota Baptist Conference
    Mountain States Baptist Fellowship
    New England Evangelical Baptist Fellowship
    Ohio Valley Association of Christian Baptist Churches of God
    Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
    Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches

  6. rsr

    rsr <b> 7,000 posts club</b>

    Dec 11, 2001
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    Well, yes. However, I would guess that 90 percent of Baptists would fall somewhere in the chart.

    As PreachTony said, it's like looking from 30,000 feet and the smaller groups and independents don't show up like the big rivers of conventions and associations. To be fair, to present a full picture of Baptists (given their proclivity for splitting at the drop of a hymnal) would require something akin to the exertions of astronomers in adding numerous doo-dads and gee-haws to planetary motion equations in the days before Kepler.
    #6 rsr, Feb 9, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2015