This Boy's Faith: Notes from a Southern Baptist Upbringing

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The term "transubstantiation" arose, as Father Hardon indicates, during the medieval Eucharistic controversies involving Radbertus, Ratramnus, Lanfranc, Berengar, and Gregory VII. This educational approach is balanced by a typically American form of evangelism, or spreading the gospel, first devised to meet the needs of pioneer days and since expanded into a far-reaching missionary enterprise. While the Church makes no political pronouncements nor sponsors any organized political activities, its influence in some local areas is significant.
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Helen Barrett Montgomery: The Global Mission of Domestic

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They use words like “God,” “atonement,” “redemption,” and “Christianity” but refuse to define them so that they will mean the same thing to all people. Today, the majority of Baptists abjure that ablution is a sacrament, but abandoned an authorization emblematic but abandoned to airy rebirth. This tectonic shift that the Awakening brought about reflected the contributions of Enlightenment philosophy in moving humanity toward an ontological center, in emphasizing the instrumentality of free will and in conceiving of God and nature as benevolent entities.
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ARE SOUTHERN BAPTIST EVANGELICALS?

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To deny this or merely to ignore it or to present their theology as arising simply out of them reading the Bible for themselves is to miss the way in which their thinking was itself shaped by, and dependent upon, the past. I see many converts who are doing just that. The spirit of Christian charity, however, gradually leavened the heathen mass, softening the hearts of rulers and improving the condition of the ruled, especially of the poor, the slave, the prisoner. Those and kindred questions which arose, one after another, in his mind were difficult of solution.
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Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue

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Escalante (unpublished) has argued that individualism does not suit the indigenous community regardless of its religion composition. Ever since Joseph Smith began preaching his new faith in 1830, the Mormon Church has been branded as a cult. Magazines, radio, television, newspapers, billboards, roadside signs … and especially the Internet … are filled with images to satisfy the curiosity of the faithful. HANFORD AND KERSHAW (1849); BAUDRILLART, The Catholic Church, the Renaissance and Protestantism, tr.
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Yearbook of the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.,

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The clergy, for instance, were not always well-educated. Since 1984, it has been studying cultural trends related to values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. Although there is considerable variation among families and regions, there are generally two groups of loua, the rada and the petro. These mistakes clearly do not indicate failure of the Church. Some of the Separatists also adopted an extreme skepticism regarding civil control over religion. Aguirre Beltran, the foremost Mexican anthropologist, has provocatively suggested that the decline of Catholicism in rural Mexico and the changes in communal practices discussed above are somewhat inevitable processes.
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New Park Street Pulpit

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And why did God order him to go through Job? Feminists were aghast, but the movement proved enormously popular, drawing several million men to stadium gatherings across the country and to a massive "Standing in the Gap" rally on the Mall in Washington, D. These churches appear to have been baptistic and remained sound until Austin, the Catholic monk brought Catholicism to the Isles in 597 A. Far from departing from the basic principle of Luther and Calvin, modern Protestantism has but pressed that basic principle to its logical conclusion.
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Teachings of Nature in the Kingdom of Grace

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Suppose an airplane flew over some isolated country that had no past or present contact with anyone else in the world. Nationally, less than half of all adults (41%) believe the Bible is totally accurate in all it teaches. If your identity is cloudy, your direction is also. An example: In Acts 2:27 we see, "thou wilt not leave my soul in hell" while in a version of a Protestant bible we see the verse, "thou shalt not leave my corpse in the tomb". Baptism testifies to the forgiveness of sins.
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Unity be, In Jesus' Name

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The bread which we break, is it not a communion (koinonia) of the body of Christ? Our agreement includes the following: the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist; the sacrificial nature of the Eucharist as a continuation of Christ's priestly work on the basis of his once-for-all suffering on the cross; the communal nature of the Eucharist as communion with Christ and one another; the communal and commemorative aspects of the Eucharist as a sacred banquet; and the communicative nature of the Eucharist as the communication to us of the benefits of his passion, forgiveness of sins, and newness of life as a sacrament is received in faith.
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Baptist Hymn Writers and Their Hymns

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Here’s Harry Fosdick is the dean of the Protestant left, liberal Protestantism in America, saying that he envies the fundamentalists. Luther began to live the spartan and rigorous life of a monk but did not abandon his studies. Yet such confessions, if there be any truth in the assertion that private judgment and the open Bible are the only sources of Protestant faith, are directly antagonistic to the Protestant spirit. Adherents of voodoo do not perceive themselves as members of a separate religion; they consider themselves Roman Catholics.
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Baptist Praise and Worship

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I find one thing we all believe in is Christ is the son of god. things i don't believe in are: i have not been to a church for nearly 29 years now. my belief in christ has never left me .i feel if i call myself catholic, lurtheran or baptist. i am labeling myself that instead of labeling myself a christian. It was – to borrow a term from Krister Stendahl – it was a sermon that had a great deal of holy envy in it.
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