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SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013  |  15 comments
Southern Baptist Churches Adopting New Names to Shed Historical Baggage

After 87 years, the University Baptist Church of Coral Gables, Fla., recently shed its name for something it felt was more forward looking: Christ Journey.

It was following the lead of First Baptist Church of Perrine, Fla., which dropped the name it had held for 89 years in favor of Christ Fellowship.

Coral Baptist Church of Coral Springs, Fla., relaunched itself in 2006 as Church By the Glades.

And First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale is now known as “First Fort Lauderdale” in its new website. The word “Baptist” is found in a faintly lettered tagline. ...


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Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
17 hours ago
Baptist writes:
wise heart wrote:
++++++ As per usual if you haven't got the intelligence to respond then use name calling, disparagement and expletives.+++++
You have the nerve to talk of intelligence you mindless troll!

You fill this board with idiotic nonsensical matter, never engage with Scripture and then congratulate yourself for representing God worthily?!

In all the years that I have been here I have not seen a single expletive, and yet you've repeated this accusation more than once. Care yo produce any evidence?

As for disparagement, you deserve to be disparaged for your idiotic postings. As for name calling, I'm glad I didn't have to name call. You filled in the blank yourself stupid

Ouch...who do you think this is?

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News Item5/18/13 3:58 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Yawn
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News Item5/18/13 2:55 PM
Baptist  Find all comments by Baptist
wise heart wrote:
Is this the reason why they are separating themselves from the title "Baptist"???
Once again the Bapty response method example seen above. As per usual if you haven't got the intelligence to respond then use name calling, disparagement and expletives.
Sadly this is by some who would call themselves Christian.
May God have mercy on your soul.
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart,...
to deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Proverbs 2:12
Praise be to God for the work of His Spirit in the heart of His disciple and His Church.
You should change your moniker to "Stiff necked mindless errorist"!
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News Item5/18/13 2:17 PM
wise heart  Find all comments by wise heart
Baptist wrote:
You have the nerve to talk of intelligence you mindless troll!
You fill this board with idiotic nonsensical matter, never engage with Scripture and then congratulate yourself for representing God worthily?!
In all the years that I have been here I have not seen a single expletive, and yet you've repeated this accusation more than once. Care yo produce any evidence?
As for disparagement, you deserve to be disparaged for your idiotic postings. As for name calling, I'm glad I didn't have to name call. You filled in the blank yourself stupid!
Is this the reason why they are separating themselves from the title "Baptist"???

Once again the Bapty response method example seen above. As per usual if you haven't got the intelligence to respond then use name calling, disparagement and expletives.
Sadly this is by some who would call themselves Christian.
May God have mercy on your soul.

10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart,...

to deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Proverbs 2:12

Praise be to God for the work of His Spirit in the heart of His disciple and His Church.

12

News Item5/18/13 2:12 PM
Baptist  Find all comments by Baptist
wise heart wrote:
++++++ As per usual if you haven't got the intelligence to respond then use name calling, disparagement and expletives.+++++
You have the nerve to talk of intelligence you mindless troll!

You fill this board with idiotic nonsensical matter, never engage with Scripture and then congratulate yourself for representing God worthily?!

In all the years that I have been here I have not seen a single expletive, and yet you've repeated this accusation more than once. Care yo produce any evidence?

As for disparagement, you deserve to be disparaged for your idiotic postings. As for name calling, I'm glad I didn't have to name call. You filled in the blank yourself stupid!

11

News Item5/18/13 1:26 PM
wise heart  Find all comments by wise heart
Baptist wrote:
Biblical Presbyterianism is an oxymoron. However the above Presby poster has lost his mate Oxy!
Is this the reason why they are separating themselves from the title "Baptist"???

Once again the Bapty response method example seen above. As per usual if you haven't got the intelligence to respond then use name calling, disparagement and expletives.
Sadly this is by some who would call themselves Christian.
May God have mercy on your soul.

10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart,...

to deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Proverbs 2:12

Praise be to God for the work of His Spirit in the heart of His disciple and His Church.

10

News Item5/18/13 1:21 PM
SteveR  Find all comments by SteveR
Rufus wrote:
Liberty gave up "baptist" a long time ago and shouldn't be hurting these "baptists" concerns for their image.
Consider the damage is already done from the SBC "Great Commission Baptist" vote of 2012. These churches are fleeing both 'southern' & 'baptist' because of the lingering images from years past as well as today
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News Item5/18/13 12:50 PM
Rufus | Fort Worth, TX  Protected NameContact via emailFind all comments by Rufus
SteveR wrote:
imo
Between the Westboro group, Jimmy Carters new book detailing racism, Liberty Univ and Pat Robertsons big mouth, its more of an image than doctrine thing
Liberty gave up "baptist" a long time ago and shouldn't be hurting these "baptists" concerns for their image.
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News Item5/18/13 12:35 PM
Baptist  Find all comments by Baptist
Biblical Presbyterianism wrote:
Sounds as though they've already thought about it Mike ....
Quote from article....
"Their restlessness isn’t new. The 168-year-old Southern Baptist Convention — the country’s largest Protestant denomination with some 46,000 cooperating U.S. churches and over 4,800 field personnel worldwide — was asked to consider changing its name at least seven times between 1965 and 2004, said spokesman Roger Oldham."
Aaawwww poor Bapty's are all confused about "baptism"
Haven't I been telling y'all about that for months?
Hows about this for the Baptist denomination....
"""Association of churches who reject the Covenant of God, reject His command to include their seed and all because they yearn for deep water dunking and an arminian style verbal validation ceremony"""
Alternatively you could always return to the Scripture teaching and doctrine, and the terms of the Covenant of Grace as Abraham was instructed by the Lord.
Biblical Presbyterianism is an oxymoron. However the above Presby poster has lost his mate Oxy!
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News Item5/18/13 12:28 PM
SteveR  Find all comments by SteveR
Biblical Presbyterianism wrote:
Sounds as though they've already thought about it Mike ....
Quote from article....
"Their restlessness isn’t new. The 168-year-old Southern Baptist Convention — the country’s largest Protestant denomination with some 46,000 cooperating U.S. churches and over 4,800 field personnel worldwide — was asked to consider changing its name at least seven times between 1965 and 2004, said spokesman Roger Oldham."
Aaawwww poor Bapty's are all confused about "baptism"
Haven't I been telling y'all about that for months?
Hows about this for the Baptist denomination....
"""Association of churches who reject the Covenant of God, reject His command to include their seed and all because they yearn for deep water dunking and an arminian style verbal validation ceremony"""
Alternatively you could always return to the Scripture teaching and doctrine, and the terms of the Covenant of Grace as Abraham was instructed by the Lord.
imo
Between the Westboro group, Jimmy Carters new book detailing racism, Liberty Univ and Pat Robertsons big mouth, its more of an image than doctrine thing
6

News Item5/18/13 12:18 PM
Biblical Presbyterianism  Find all comments by Biblical Presbyterianism
Mike wrote:
Looks like the Southern Baptist Convention might have to change its name accordingly. How about the Non-Specific Regional Iced Tea and Warm Milk Convention?
Sounds as though they've already thought about it Mike ....

Quote from article....
"Their restlessness isn’t new. The 168-year-old Southern Baptist Convention — the country’s largest Protestant denomination with some 46,000 cooperating U.S. churches and over 4,800 field personnel worldwide — was asked to consider changing its name at least seven times between 1965 and 2004, said spokesman Roger Oldham."

Aaawwww poor Bapty's are all confused about "baptism"

Haven't I been telling y'all about that for months?

Hows about this for the Baptist denomination....

"""Association of churches who reject the Covenant of God, reject His command to include their seed and all because they yearn for deep water dunking and an arminian style verbal validation ceremony"""

Alternatively you could always return to the Scripture teaching and doctrine, and the terms of the Covenant of Grace as Abraham was instructed by the Lord.

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News Item5/18/13 9:58 AM
First Baptist of  Find all comments by First Baptist of
Spewed You Outta My Mouth
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News Item5/18/13 9:46 AM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Looks like the Southern Baptist Convention might have to change its name accordingly. How about the Non-Specific Regional Iced Tea and Warm Milk Convention?
3

News Item5/18/13 9:29 AM
Shed it  Find all comments by Shed it
The doctrine baptist is too hard for many. Better to discard and become "First Possum Trot, Kentucky" and "Second Possum Trot, Kentucky." No fuzz on the ball there.
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News Item5/18/13 9:17 AM
Rufus | Fort Worth, TX  Protected NameContact via emailFind all comments by Rufus
This is an excellent trend. I pray every lukewarm "baptist" church gets rid of the name "baptist".
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