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Old 02-01-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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I am a believer in Christ first, but I am also a member
of a Baptist Church. A denomination, I think, that has
been badly represented(at times) and often badly misunderstood.

I believe that the historic Baptist beliefs on sin, Christ, salvation, the church, and the individual freedom of the believer brings the Baptists as one of the closest denominations in line with New Testament scripture.


I will try to answer any questions.


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Old 02-01-2005, 05:11 PM   #2
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Hey, nice to see another thread like this.
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Are you a Southern Baptist or just a plain ol' Baptist?
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:17 PM   #4
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I belong to a local Southern Baptist church (and I am a member of a local/online Christian community.) A bit of conflict, at times.

But I consider myself a Baptist in the historic tradition. Not what some view as Baptist today.
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Cool. My denomination was formed from many denominations coming together, baptist being a major one.
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U2democrat, are you talking a nondemonitional community?
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Ok so clear up the whole no dancing thing...it's always baffled me.
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Yeah, I have also never understood the "no dancing" thing, and I have a professional dancer in the family.
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No, my denomination is Christian Church Disciples of Christ. We're small...started in Kentucky in the early 1800s. Very similar to the UCC.
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"Ok so clear up the whole no dancing thing...it's always baffled me."

*on second reading, i'm not sure you guys meant a legalistic "no dancing"
rule or my often reference to "Why Not Dance?"

My reply was on the latter.


It's like the first paragraph of M. Scott Pecks book, The Road Less Traveled, life is diffucult. Life is hard and often filled with disappointment and pain. We can all add more to this list.

The trick is to accept this reality about life. Once we accept this truth, we can transcend this. We can dance though these troubles.

We know there is more light, than darkness.

We cry, but we can also laugh.

Love is gonna come to town one day.
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"Ok so clear up the whole no dancing thing...it's always baffled me."

*on second reading, i'm not sure you guys meant a legalistic "no dancing"
rule or my often reference to "Why Not Dance?"

My reply was on the latter.


It's like the first paragraph of M. Scott Pecks book, The Road Less Traveled, life is diffucult. Life is hard and often filled with disappointment and pain. We can all add more to this list.

The trick is to accept this reality about life. Once we accept this truth, we can transcend this. We can dance though these troubles.

We know there is more light, than darkness.

We cry, but we can also laugh.

Love is gonna come to town one day.
Not sure what reference you were talking about.

I was asking because I know a lot of Baptists believe dancing is a sin. I was trying to find out if that is all Baptists and why?
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"Not sure what reference you were talking about.

I was asking because I know a lot of Baptists believe dancing is a sin. I was trying to find out if that is all Baptists and why?"


Sorry for the misunderstanding.


No, I do not believe the scriptures teach that dancing is a sin.

David, in the scriptures, danced before the Lord.
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Hey iron horse, good to see another one of these. Im just curious what is the background on the relgion, and how did your church start?
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No, I do not believe the scriptures teach that dancing is a sin.

David, in the scriptures, danced before the Lord.
So is that only certain portions of Baptists, and is a Southern Baptist versus other? I'm trying to find a little more about this. You are being a little vague and I know for a fact that many Baptist teach this.
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Are you Southern Baptist in the pre-1970 sense (think Jimmy Carter) or Southern Baptist in the present tense (think Christian Coalition)?

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