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Reformed Baptists in North Dakota

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by rbnd, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. rbnd

    rbnd New Member

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    Is anyone here either a Reformed Baptist, or know of any Reformed Baptists, living in ND? I already know that there are no Reformed Baptist churches in the state. I am also familiar with all of the Founders friendly churches here.
     
  2. Sean Van Pelt

    Sean Van Pelt New Member

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    Okay rbnd maybe you could tell me what a Reformed Baptist is.....and what are those Baptists reformed from? just curious.
     
  3. rbnd

    rbnd New Member

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    Sean,

    First, looking briefly at the term 'reformed', in one sense it refers to those doctrines which were rediscovered during the Protestant Reformation which emphasized the grace of God in salvation rather than the works of man.

    Looking briefly through Church history we see that the common link, or set of beliefs, that were held to by the major Protestant Reformation leaders, the Puritans, the Pilgrims, and the Christian leaders during the Great Awakening were these same Reformed beliefs.

    Some of those people who held to these beliefs that were also Baptists, hence the modern term 'Reformed Baptists', were:

    1. John Bunyan, who wrote the best-selling book of all time next to the Bible.

    2. William Carey, who was the 'father of the modern missionary movement'.

    3. Adoniram Judson, who was America's first Protestant missionary.

    4. Charles Spurgeon, who was called 'the prince of preachers'.

    You can read 'What is a Reformed Baptist Church' by William Payne at:

    http://www.farese.com/wiarbc.htm

    You can see a list of Reformed Baptist churches around the world at:

    http://www.farese.com/rbcd/rbcd.htm

    You can read the confession of faith held to by Reformed Baptists that was written over 300 years ago at:

    http://www.vor.org/truth/1689/1689bc00.html

    rbnd
     
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