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7 years ago  ::  Jun 10, 2010 - 9:02PM #21
davelaw40
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apples and oranges


 


you are talking about organized groups... not the myriad numbers of independant congregations who inhabit the Baptist world

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7 years ago  ::  Jun 11, 2010 - 6:19PM #22
Roodog
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Yes, Dave and Baptists range from being Five Point Calvinists to being out and out Pelagians.


 


The Baptist Church does not have a strong denominational structure and they are generally congregational in out look. The only unifying distinctive is that they practice Believer's Baptism as opposed to infant baptism. The great English Baptist, John Gill, described infant baptism as an invention of and pillar to Romanism.


It could be said because of the Baptist Church's rejection of infant baptism and rejection of the union of Church and State that we Baptists are the most thoroughly reformed body of Christians anywhere, totally free of popish errors. Can the Presbyterian Church with its infant baptism and ties to the Scottish Government make such a claim?

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If one turns his ear from hearing the Law, even his prayer is an abomination. Proverbs 28:9
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