Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Baptists Baptists Everywhere...

You know when I was a kid and someone asked me where I went to church I remember all I had to say was “the Baptist church” and they knew exactly what I was talking about and exactly what I believed. But you know; times have certainly changed. It seems like every other day, I hear about some new term or combination of terms that is used in a different way to help describe who someone is and what they believe. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not one of those who would advocate dropping the name Baptist from my church sign just to get a few more people in the door. I for one think names are very useful. For example, if I wanted to buy a can of lima beans, I definitely wouldn’t go to a store and pick up a silver can with no label! There’d be no telling what might be inside. But I also wouldn’t grab one that said pinto or chili! If I was looking for lima beans, I would grab the one with lima on the label. Now granted there would likely be several name brands to choose from that had lima on the label, but it would still give me a good place to start. But it just seems like these days the we have gone to the extremes!

Well, I’m an independent, fundamental, dispensationalist, Baptist, or I’m a reformed, Calvinistic, amillennial, Baptist, or I’m a add your favorite Baptist buzz-words here Baptist!

Anyway, there are so many different kinds of Baptist beans on the shelf these days, sometimes it a little hard to make it to the cash register.

Here’s a small sample:

  • African Baptist Assembly of Malawi, Inc.
  • African United Baptist Church
  • Alliance of Baptists
  • American Baptist Association
  • American Baptist Churches USA
  • Association of Baptist Churches in Israel
  • Association of Baptist Churches of Chad
  • Association of Fundamental Baptist Churches in the Philippines
  • Association of Grace Baptist Churches
  • Association of Regular Baptist Churches
  • Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America
  • Baptist Churches of the Central African Republic
  • Baptist Conference of the Philippines
  • Baptist Convention of Costa Rica
  • Baptist Convention of Eastern Cuba
  • Baptist Evangelical Association of Madagascar
  • Baptist General Convention of Texas
  • Baptist Union of Poland
  • Baptist Union of Southern Africa
  • Bible Baptist
  • Brazilian Baptist Convention
  • Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists
  • Central Baptist Association
  • Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A.
  • Colored Primitive Baptists
  • Continental Baptist Churches
  • Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches
  • Covenanted Baptist Church of Canada
  • Evangelical Baptist Mission of South Haiti
  • Evangelical Free Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church in America
  • Free Will Baptist Church
  • Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
  • Fundamental Baptist Fellowship of America
  • General Association of Baptists
  • General Association of General Baptists
  • General Baptist
  • General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist Church, Inc.
  • General Six-Principle Baptists
  • Global Independent Baptist Fellowship
  • Grace Baptist Assembly
  • Igreja União Baptista de Moçambique
  • Independent Baptist
  • Independent Baptist Church of America
  • Independent Baptist Fellowship International
  • Landmark Baptist
  • Liberty Baptist Fellowship
  • Marianas Association of General Baptists
  • National Association of Free Will Baptists
  • National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
  • National Baptist Convention of Mexico
  • National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
  • National Baptist Evangelical Life and Soul Saving Assembly of the U.S.A.
  • National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
  • National Primitive Baptist Convention of the U.S.A.
  • New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches
  • North Bank Baptist Christian Association
  • Northern Baptist Convention
  • Norwegian Baptist Union
  • Old Baptist Union
  • Old Regular Baptist
  • Old Time Missionary Baptist
  • Original Free Will Baptist Convention
  • Primitive Baptist
  • Reformed Baptist
  • Regular Baptist
  • Separate Baptist
  • Separate Baptists in Christ
  • Seventh Day Baptist
  • Southern Baptist Convention
  • Southwide Baptist Fellowship
  • Sovereign Grace Baptists
  • Sovereign Grace Fellowship of Canada
  • Strict Baptist
  • Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists
  • Union Baptists
  • United American Free Will Baptist Church
  • United American Free Will Baptist Conference
  • United Free Will Baptist
  • Unregistered Baptist Fellowship
  • World Baptist Fellowship

What kind of Baptist are you?

Soli Deo Gloria,
Dave Scarbrough

1 comment:

Blessed Mom & Wife said...

Thanks for the list!