Category: Baptism

The Local Church as the Authority of Baptism

In this article by John Mann, he explores the idea of whether there can be a true church without the proper administration of the ordinances. For the Anabaptist , the atrophied doctrine among Rome, Wittenberg, and Geneva was a biblical ecclesiology. Indeed, a proper ecclesiology was the essence of the Anabaptist movement. Foundational to proper […]

Landmarker or BF&M Confessional?

On other blogs and some of the comments on Wes Kenney’s recent post, there seems to be some confusion concerning what Southern Baptists have adopted as our confession of beliefs regarding baptism and the Lord’s supper. Wes dealt with this subject of baptism and the Lord’s table two years ago. The post and comments are […]

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Lifeway Poll Reveals Concerns on Baptism

I am excited to see that an overwhelming majority of Southern Baptist pastors accept and affirm, as a conviction, their belief in baptism by immersion.  This further demonstrates that our basic belief in this doctrine is firmly placed within the Southern Baptist Convention.  This belief about baptism is not just a cultural embellishment, but a […]

The Call of Baptist Identity (Part 2)

Ecumenicals and the Narrowing of Parameters I am not a blue blood in the SBC. I was raised in the Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ [Christian Church]. As a child I was immersed in order to receive salvation. A series of events led me to visit a local Baptist church, which I […]

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Getting the Facts Straight: Hershael York

In a post on his blog, Dr. Hershael York, who is a trustee of the International Mission Board, gets the facts straight and corrects some of the misinformation concerning the attrition rate of missionary personnel: Interestingly, the attrition rate has actually declined since the IMB passed the policies on baptism and private prayer language that […]