Questions for a Baptist “Pastor”

1. When Jesus promised, “Upon this rock I will build my church,” did he mean the Baptist Church? (Matt. 16:18).

2. Was John, the baptist, the founder of the Baptist Church? If so, what does the Bible mean when John said, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30).

3. Was John a Baptist, or “the baptist”?

4. Jesus said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16). Would it be right to say:

            “He that believeth and is not baptized shall be saved?”

5. Upon what authority do Baptist Pastors allow others to call them “reverend” (Psalm 111:9). “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.”

6. Why do Baptist Churches have different manuals or disciplines, such as Hiscox’s Standard Manual for Baptist Churches,” or J.M. Pendleton’s “Manual for Baptist Churches”?

7. If the Bible is sufficient (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:3) why do Baptists need a creed?

8. Why do Baptists vote on those who wish to join the Baptist Church?

9. Where does the Bible teach that voting is allowed?

10. In light of Galatians 5:4, why do Baptists teach that a person who is genuinely saved, cannot fall from grace?

“Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.”

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