[Vision2020] Baptists Next On Wilson's Hit List?

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Sat Jun 11 13:23:52 PDT 2011

Are the Baptist next on the his list of other Christian sects, like the Catholics and Mormons, whose members Douglas Wilson claims will not be saved since their dogma differs from his?

Also see the last paragraph below for a humorous satire of the internal wars between the Baptists and a poke at all disagreements between radical Christians.

Why We Are Not Protestants
Baptist History Homepage ^ | Daniel Chamberlin 

Posted on 08/18/2010 6:13:43 PM PDT by wmfights

Our view of church history. It may come as a surprise to contemporary Protestant and Roman Catholics to learn that Baptists did not originate at the Reformation. The more ancient historians, even those opposed to Baptist principles, admit­ted this; the more modern writers tend to ignore, dismiss or deny it. There is abundant evidence to affirm that evangelical churches, sound in the essentials of the faith, known by various names, existed in Europe from the days of the Apostles down through the middle ages. The Waidensian Confession of 1120 is an example of sound gospel belief during those times. 

These Anabaptists, as they were deridingly called by their foes, were bitterly persecuted by the official pseudo-Christianity which apostatized under Constantine. These valiant people were our forefathers in the faith. (Of course, we do not identify with some truly heretical sects who were erroneously classified with them.) Many have forgotten that some of Calvin's theology was shaped by an Anabaptist cousin. Calvin acknowledged . . . that he too "was at one time a Waidensian." (Leonard Verduin, The Anatomy of a Hybrid, p. 199.)

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1 posted on 08/18/2010 6:13:44 PM PDT by wmfights 
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus; John Leland 1789; daniel1212
C.H. Spurgeon well summarized our position: 
We believe that the Baptists are the original Christians. We did not commence our existence at the refor­mation, we were reformers before Luther or Calvin were born; we never came from the Church of Rome, for we were never in it, but we have an unbroken line up to the apostles them­selves. We have always existed from the very days of Christ, and our prin­ciples, sometimes veiled and forgot­ten, like a river which may travel un­der ground for a little season, have always had honest and holy adher­ents . . . (Metropolitan Tabernacle Pul­pit, 1861, p. 225.)

. . . we, known among men, in all ages, by various names, such as Donatists, Novatians, Paulicians, Petrobrussians, Cathari, Arnoldists, Hussites, Waldenses, Lollards, and Anabaptists, have always contended for the purity of the Church, and her distinctness and separation from hu­man government. Our fathers were men inured to hardships, and unused to ease. They present to us, their chil­dren, an unbroken line which comes legitimately from the apostles, not through the filth of Rome . . . (Ibid., p. 613.) 

2 posted on 08/18/2010 6:20:06 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com) 
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To: wmfights
I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. I immediately ran over and said, "Stop! Don't do it!"
"Why shouldn't I?" he said.
I said, "Well, there's so much to live for!"
"Like what?"
"Well ... are you religious or atheist?"
"Me too! Are you Christian or Jewish?"
"Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?"
"Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?"
"Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?"
"Baptist Church of God."
"Me too! Are you Original Baptist Church of God, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?"
"Reformed Baptist Church of God."
"Wow! Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?"
"Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!"
To which I said, "Die, heretic scum!" and pushed him off.

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