Category: Baptism

IMB Baptisms Hit Lowest Level Since 1969

WillHall

The information being reported for 2015 represents work done in 2014 during the transition of IMB leadership from Tom Elliff to David Platt who was elected in August 2014 to replace Elliff.

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Historical Reflections Upon Calvinism and Southern Baptists | Conclusion

BobHughes

The Particular Baptists, as Calvinists historically seem to do, slipped the other direction into so called “hyper-Calvinism.” What that means, essentially, is an overemphasis on the sovereignty of God to the point of the loss of human freedom, and an eventual loss of any missionary motivation.

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Are We Sprinkling the Plants?

Is it possible that some of our church plants receive members in this fashion? Yes, it is altogether possible, especially when one considers that one of America’s leading church planting networks is led by a Pastor whose congregation is among those accepting members in this manner. Is it possible that the network is training their church planters to embrace non-immersed membership as normative?

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The SPRINKLED Baptist Convention?

Baptists baptize. Such a self-evident statement might be considered incontestable if not for the curious trend described in this essay. If you will pardon the expression, Southern Baptists are watering down our doctrine of baptism. Today, a number of Southern Baptist Churches are accepting Christians into full membership who have never been scripturally baptized by the mode of immersion. In doing so, they are creating a class of sprinkled Southern Baptists—a development presenting us all with a host of denominationally defining implications.

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The First Anabaptist Martyr–Felix Manz

PastorDanNelson

It is a sorry state of affairs when government tries to enforce religious belief to a certain religious group. In this case it was the Reformed church of Switzerland. We must not say from this negative experience how God and His moral law have no place in government. We need His influence today more than ever.

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