Category: Baptism

Accepting New Church Members: A Biblical/Baptist Perspective

Robin Foster, Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Perkins, OK In discussing the restoration of integrity in church membership, there has been a great resurgence in the biblical practice of church discipline.  Not that many Southern Baptist churches are initiating this biblical practice in their churches (personally I don’t know of any in our association), but there […]

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Baptism-Lite—SBC and Spontaneous Baptisms

Tim Rogers, Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC There is a movement that seems to be sweeping our denomination and it is called Spontaneous Baptisms.  I for one believe, if done properly, we should not be concerned with this movement.  However, with every movement there comes some who refuse to adhere to the clear […]

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Twelve False Assumptions People Make About Baptists (Part Two)

Dr. Dan Nelson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Camarillo, CA 7.     . . . that we are controlled by a Hierarchy First, the Bible does not teach that we should have a hierarchy of religious officials over the church. Pastors lead the congregation as a spiritual leader while the deacons assist him. We have already asserted […]

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Twelve False Assumptions People Make About Baptists (Part One)

Dr. Dan Nelson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Camarillo, CA The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch by people who saw their lives. They assumed they were like Jesus by how they lived. All of us have been confronted by people who think they know what Baptists believe and practice. If these practices have not […]

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A Testimony….from Sin to Grace…Delivered

My Mom and Dad decided to go back to Church when I was a young boy.  They went to the Methodist Church near where we lived in Memphis.  My Mother had gone to a Methodist Church part of the time as a girl, and the other part of the time, she went to the Pentecostal […]