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Author Topic: Free Will Baptist  (Read 2436 times)

Jhorsfall

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Free Will Baptist
« on: April 03, 2012, 11:11:04 PM »

Here is a link to the Association of Free Will Baptists.
http://nafwb.org/
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Jhorsfall

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Re: Free Will Baptist
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 11:31:29 PM »

a short quote from the site about what we believe:
"Free Will Baptists are fundamental in doctrine, that is, they share the historic Christian Faith with all other genuine Chris­tians. They are, as the name indicates, Baptist in doctrine, teaching that immersion—not sprin­kling or pouring—is the correct method of baptism. Finally, Free Will Baptists are free will in doctrine. Some Chris­tian groups believe God predetermined who would be saved and lost, that Jesus died only for certain “elect” individuals, and the rest have no opportunity to be saved.
 
In contrast, Free Will Baptists believe God desires salvation for all and sent Jesus to die for everyone. Still, He has given man the freedom of choice to accept or reject Christ’s sacrifice. Those who put faith in Christ’s work are saved."

Also, we believe in three Ordinances. Baptism by immersion, Feet Washing, and Communion.
Baptism is the outward symbol of an inward truth: you are identifying yourself with Christ and His Death and Resurrection. You are basically saying "I am a new person!"
Feet Washing is symbolic of our humility and willingness to serve, like Jesus did at the Last Supper.
Communion is symbolic of the Last Supper. It is to remember the sacrifice of His Body, (as He died for us) as well as His Blood (which washes us clean).
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Gino-LaPointe

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Re: Free Will Baptist
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 01:08:26 PM »

Are not the Free Will Baptists similar to the historical General Baptists, more aligned to the Arminian soteriology, and similar to the Ukranian Baptists?
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