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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by vermae, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. vermae

    vermae New Member

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    I belong to a baptist church.We are renting our church out to a church group who do not believe in baptizing.Are we wrong to let people who do not believe as we do to use our church?
     
  2. James_Newman

    James_Newman New Member

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    What kind of church doesn't believe in baptizing?
     
  3. baptistteacher

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    I personally would have a big problem with doing so. We should not help the propagation of doctrines that are contrary to what we believe. Also, by extension, your church may become associated with the other group in the eyes of the community because of the shared facility.
     
  4. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

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    James, I was in a Grace Bible church a while back. They, or at least the majority, do not believe in baptism. In fact, it was one of the major points taken in that church, and we would often hear preaching that focused on the reasons for water baptism not being for the church today.
    You should have seen the ruckus that ensued when a boy from that church fell in love with a pastor's daughter from an IFB church. :(
     
  5. Rachel

    Rachel New Member

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    Wild, I've never heard of a church that doesn't believe in baptizing.
     
  6. vermae

    vermae New Member

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    This church believes in sprinkling.
     
  7. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob New Member

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    We have loaned our church to others for funerals and a few weddings, but that is all. We loan out our lunchroom to the community if needed for a special gathering.
     
  8. Hope of Glory

    Hope of Glory New Member

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    I have encountered a few churches that don't believe in baptism or sprinkling, but most of them have their reasons without harping on them.

    Here, we have several churches that share buildings, but they rent the time slot. For example, one church will rent it in the morning and one in the evening. But, the building belongs to neither; it is a community building. There are many churches that cannot afford their own building, but are just a little too big to be a house church.

    So, if the church owns its own building, I think it would be better not to rent it out, but there's not necessarily anything wrong with it.
     
  9. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    Vermae,
    Since there is very little agreement on most most theological issues amongst Baptists, however your local church votes is the correct guidance.
     
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