Salvation through grace, through faith in Jesus once saved always saved;They denounce any involvement in new movements in the church, the charismatic movement, any charismatic practices of tongues or any gifts or any kind of contemporary or upbeat or charismatic music; They only read the King james Bible. Id like to know what theyre alter calls are like, if they are not into the emotionalistic type of alter calls like the Southern Baptists they may actually be tolerable to my conservative side( FYI I have both a conservative and a liberal side), they call their church service a preaching service, i take it theyre not big on music. I think they are pretty conservative on dress which is interesting and something Im use to. Salvation through grace? Im just wondering how this relates to the predestination theory my dads church teaches and also the emotionalistic alter call services of the Southern Baptist that require you to say a little prayer similar to the sinners prayer? They claim to be old timey so much that tehy ahvnt changed sense the old times,I thought all old timey churches were predestination churches.
we are not all KJV only- many adopt the English KJV as the standard as the translation closest to the Textus Receptus of the New Testament but are not dogmatic about it
and no predistination Baptists are relatively rare
music varies, altar call varies- we are Independant so each Church calls their own shots
although most of the ones in Texas can trace themselves to J Frank Norris and his flight from the SBC
I guess I am late on this thread. I am a Independent Fundamental Bible believing Baptist. All churches are independent, and our church is a KJO church. Dress is scriptural, not enforced. We train Pastors, plant churches.
The alter call is for salvation, and also if the message spoke to your heart you may go to the alter to pray. Not "emotional", quietly done. Do not speak in tongues, nor believe in that. Baptism is by immersion on a profession of faith. All preaching is scriptural, all beliefs and practices are likewise.
Having been a Methodist all my life, and looking for God's word in print and practice, I found and am blessed to be where I am today.
While the standards of the SBC have been viewed by some as too lax, others have seen it as too restrictive.(Case in point, Jimmy Carter's church in Plains, GA) Those unwilling to comply with the SBC for being too rigid have likewise become Independent Baptist Churches.
While I have friends and relatives in IFB churches, I remain, faithfully and steadfastly, a Southern Baptist.
For those who have faith, no explanation is neccessary. For those who have no faith, no explanation is possible.
St. Thomas Aquinas
If one turns his ear from hearing the Law, even his prayer is an abomination. Proverbs 28:9