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Demoninations In The Bible

Where are the different demoninations mentioned in the bible? I see "Pentecostal" in Acts. And I see "Baptism" in the New Testament which could mean "Baptists." But where are the others mentioned in the Bible?

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lorra8574 - *The Catholic teachings of the ECFs are the teachings of the RCC*

Nice rhetoric but you will not find support for many of the doctrines of the Roman church in the writings of the early church fathers. Even old Karl Keating in his book "Catholicism & Fundamentalism" admitted to that.
---lee on 2/8/07


there is only one denomination in the Bible and thats the church of Jesus Christ. They are the ones who adhere by His very teachings and obey all His laws and statutes and know who the New Covenant is. Yes, they know that the Jesus Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy....Guess who?
---mere on 2/8/07


THERE IS ONLY ONE UNIVERSAL HERD OF JESUS. ITS MADE OF THE LAMBS WHO FOLLOW JESUS. Not the commander in chief of the armed forces, nor the ROMAN pope, nor the pastor of a church, nor the earthly kings, but JESUS. Jesus speaks in the Bible and through the Holy spirit, directly to YOU. you don't need to follow men who claim to be His representatives on earth, just follow him!. Why pay the middleman, when the maker gives it all to you for free?
---george on 2/8/07


We use the term Roman Catholic to distinquish ourselves from others that apply the term Catholic (universal) to themselves even though they are isolated and novel. The Catholic teachings of the ECFs are the teachings of the RCC. St. Clement of the first century showed the authority of Rome, St. Justin Martyer showed the Mass in all its glory. The Catholic Church, whether Roman (Latin) Rite or Eastern Rite, owe a lot to the ECFs because they preserved the early understanding of our Church.
---lorra8574 on 2/7/07


.lora8574, Right from wrong is weighed and compared against the standard of Jesus' words, and his New Testament Law. 30,000 denominations? not all Christian I gather. If a denomination does not worship Christ only as the only living God nor obey his Commands as their only Salvation, then it is not a Christian denomination no matter what name they choose to call themselves. Just as many people call themselves Christian when in truth they are not Christian, but instead they are sinners without Christ.
---Eloy on 2/7/07




The denominations you are asking is found in the first three chapters of Revelation. Each having their own ways of doing things.

Baptism is a verb, Baptists is a noun. They do not mean the same. Christians of all sorts from many denomination get baptised.

You don't need to get caught up in these churches. All you really need is a true very personal relationship with God. Simple, eh?
---Steveng on 2/7/07


*If one reads the writings of the ECF w/o ommissions & editing he can see the early church was as CATHOLIC as all get out. LOL*

Yes but even a simpleton would acknowledge that fact that the early church was NOT Roman Catholic, but simply 'catholic'.

Roman Catholics when they see the word 'church' as in Mt. 16:18 insert the word 'Roman' much in the same way as Adventist associate 'commandments' w/10 commandments.
---lee on 2/7/07


lisa - can only agree with you. While Christians can have unity in Christ, there is nothing in Scripture that says we must have organic unity.

The church is a living organism more than it is a visible entity.

There will eventually be organic unity but that church will be under the auspices of False prophet we read of in Revelation.
---lee on 2/7/07


Eloy, which is another way of saying that every Christian denomination that split from another Christian denomination created a "good" church and a "false" church that was in error. With over 30,000 denominations - most of which were never connected to the Catholic Church, leaves an enormous collection of false churches that are in error. How do we sort out the "good" church from the error filled churches?
---lorra8574 on 2/7/07


Refering to the Christian denomination, and not the catholic religion nor any other nonChristian denomination: Most if not all "Christian" church denominations came about when false doctrines and traditions were found being practiced within the Christian church, and so the problem was addressed by emphasizing a return to the Holy Bible and the New Testament Commands alone for right direction, and in doing so their particular positions established their particular denominations.
---Eloy on 2/7/07




Lee, all of the teachings defined at the Council of Trent had been held by the Catholic Church for centuries before that time. And how can the Roman Catholic Church be a new denomination separate from the full Catholic Church under the Pope. The Pope governs both the Eastern and Latin Rite Churches, which involve a large number of different "Catholic" Churches including the Roman Catholic Church, that all believe the same doctrines and dogmas and have the same canon of scripture.
---lorra8574 on 2/7/07


1 Cor 11:19 and 2 Peter 2:1. There will be many sects (heresies), but there is only One Way. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and not even the Bible supersedes that.
---lorra8574 on 2/7/07


God is not ignorant of what would come, He warned of it. But Jesus can be the unifying force that brings us back together again.

1 Cor 1:12-15 Do we follow Martin Luther, or John Wesley, John Knox? Each denomination requires knowledge of the teachings of its founder, its followers are practiced in the traditions of that denomination. I made the mistake of confusing the United Baptist church with the Knox United church and my friends from those churches chewed me out.
---lorra8574 on 2/7/07


Denomination: Name of the kind of church. Most began by the anabaptist movement in Zurich, Switzerland in 1525 A.D. Stress Baptism and infant baptism not honored, for infants could not understand what committing their life to Christ is, so outsiders named them "Anabaptist", meaning "baptize again". Some Christian denominations: Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus; Assembly of God; Church of God; Church of Christ; Baptist; Evangelical; Mennonite; Prebyterian; and Methodist.
---Eloy on 2/6/07


Denomination: Name of the kind of church. Most began by the anabaptist movement in Zurich, Switzerland in 1525 A.D. Stress Baptism and infant baptism not honored, for infants could not understand what committing their life to Christ is, so outsiders named them "Anabaptist", meaning "baptize again". Some Christian denominations: Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus; Assembly of God; Church of God; Church of Christ; Baptist; Evangelical; Mennonite; Presbyterian; and Methodist
---Eloy on 2/6/07


**I see "Pentecostal" in Acts. And I see "Baptism" in the New Testament which could mean "Baptists." But where are the others mentioned in the Bible?**

Presbyterians would be based on Presbyters or elders.
---lee on 2/6/07


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**I see "Pentecostal" in Acts. And I see "Baptism" in the New Testament which could mean "Baptists." But where are the others mentioned in the Bible?**

Donna, do you think the Publicans in the NT are the forerunners of the modern Republicans, too?
---Jack on 1/6/07


Lee, I agree with you. God has allowed for denominations to exist. He has a purpose of all things for each one thing has a reason in God's order of things, if it didn't there would be forces outside of God that He didn't know are allowed, but God is Sovereign in that nothing happens without His permission or control. If it did then that one thing would have more power then God and "it" would be sovereign, and God would not be a Sovereign God but a little god as the Jehovah witnesses Jesus.
---lisa on 1/6/07


2. God is Omniscience in that been infinite, is able to be aware of all things. He never learns anything or acquires new knowledge. The future as well as the past and present are completely known by Him. He is surprised by nothing. His Omnipotence means that God holds all power over His creation. No part of creation stands outside the scope of His sovereign control. Yes, denominations exist only because He permits it. Each one, with a purpose.
---lisa on 1/6/07


3. We know God's Omnipotence is a great source of comfort. We know that the same power of God displayed in creating the universe is at His disposal to assure our salvation. He showed that power in the Exodus from Egypt. He displayed His power over death of the resurrection of Christ. We know that no part of creation can frustrate His plans for the future. There is no maverick molecules loose in the universe that could possibly disrupt His plans. Though many powers and forces try, to undo, we have no fear.
---lisa on 1/6/07


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*I believe that anyone that can read would tell you that Ignatius was not referring to the church at Rome but to the general or universal catholic church small 'c'.*

Small c, big C, doesn't matter, Lee. Ignatius used the word to describe the church as universal because it had spread so rapidly throughout the world. The Church at Rome is a particular church which holds the presidency.

con't...
---augusta on 1/5/07


2. "To the church also which holds the presidency, in the location of the country of the Romans, worthy of God, worthy of honor, worthy of blessing, worthy of praise, worthy of success, worthy of sanctification, and, because you hold the presidency in love, named after Christ and named after the Father."

Ignatius, Letter to the Romans (110 A.D.)

---augusta on 1/6/07


*Are you saying that the Roman Church does not have an agenda as well?*

No agenda is even necessary in this case, Lee. If one reads the writings of the ECF w/o ommissions & editing he can see the early church was as CATHOLIC as all get out. LOL

*It is really a power struggle between money hungry ecclesiastics.*

It doesn't matter. The truth exists regardless. ;)
---augua9846 on 1/6/07


Billy: *the first church ever was was with the catholics first 3 centuries and they followed truth till they permitted gentiles to enter in n mixed truth with error. this is when Constantine the first pope allowed the mix and there4 in time, did away with true 7thday Sabbath*

So show us some writings from the early church to substantiate this, Billy.
---augusta on 1/6/07


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I believe since God is the lord of history that it was His will that there be denominations.
It is easy to see that the ecclesiastics that controlled the Roman Church prior to the Reformation, were busy constructing their Tower of Babel if their attempt to destroy the spirit behind the Christian faith.
Today Roman Catholicism is simply another denomination, created and defined by the Council of Trent.
---lee on 1/5/07


Denominations are beautiful, and God did not make every person to be a carbon copy of each other, for as in the rainbow there are diversities of colors which make up the bow. Just think how bland and communistic it would be if every single child of God worshipped him in exactly the very same way. For if he moves you to shout praise, then praise him; or to sing, then sing; or to cry, then cry; or to prophesy, then prophesy.
---Eloy on 1/5/07


Denominations are beautiful, and God did not make every person to be a carbon copy of each other, for as in the rainbow there are diversities of colors which make up the bow. Just think how bland and communistic it would be if every single child of God worshipped him in exactly the very same way. For if he moves you to shout praise, then praise him; or to sing, then sing; or to cry, then cry; or to prophesy, then prophesy.
---Eloy on 1/5/07


Lee, leeve EGW out..I am talking about history and how the pope changed the church..It is history and one only need to go to the catholic library to see all these things and dont use EGW to blackwash your lies...she didnt tell me that..I have read it cos I work for the catholics..I will get the book and quote to u the statement. U r often wrong in your statements and many lies within ....
---billy on 1/5/07


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Church preference is an individual choice. And there are almost as many different kinds of churches as there are different kinds of people. Denominations are like varieties, like ice cream has many different flavors, but each kind is still ice cream. Some are loud and some are quiet, yet every true Christian church manifests the Spirit of Christ.
---Eloy on 1/5/07


True Christians are already unified, for we all have one Spirit of Christ and are all members of one body of Christ. Just because there are different denominations which have their different kinds of churching does not mean that we are not unified nor all of the same one family of God. Though there are many churches not of the body of Christ, but are mere semblances of the genuine and are white-washed tombs full of dead man's bones and the synagogues of Satan, rather than temples of the Holy Ghost.
---Eloy on 1/5/07


Man created denominations. Its one thing Satan uses to divide Christians. You have the church of Christ, which is not a denomination but the body of believers. The Day of Pentecost has nothing to do with the Pentecostal denomiation. Denominations are ALL man created! Thats why you see so many non-denominational churches.
---Yvonne on 1/5/07


Constantine was the enporer of Rome, not a Pope. History 101.
---MikeM on 1/5/07


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**And I see "Baptism" in the New Testament which could mean "Baptists."**

If you think that, you don't understand the Bible.
---Jack on 1/5/07


** Billy - *Constantine the first pope allowed the mix and there4 in time, did away with true 7thday Sabbath...**

Justin Martyr, who flourished around 125, talks about Christians meeting in the wee hours of SUNDAY morning.

He treats this as a long standing usage.
---Jack on 1/5/07


Lee-(at the beginning of the 2d century.)"If, therefore, those who were brought up in the ancient order of things have come to the possession of a new hope, no longer observing the Sabbath, but living in the observance of the Lord's Day, on which also our life has sprung up again by Him and by His death--whom some deny, by which mystery we have obtained faith, and therefore endure, that we may be found the disciples of Jesus Christ, our only Master." Ignatius, To the Magnesians, 9:1 (A.D. 110).
---Ruben on 1/5/07


Lee-" while yet we have opportunity, exercise repentance towards God. It is well to reverence both God and the bishop." Ignatius, Epistle to the Smyraeans, 9 (c. A.D. 110). "They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they confess not the Eucharist to be the flesh of our Saviour Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the Father, of His goodness, raised up again." Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to Smyrnaeans, 7,1 (c. A.D. 110).
---Ruben on 1/5/07


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Lee-(I believe that anyone that can read would tell you that Ignatius was not referring to the church at Rome but to the general or universal catholic church small 'c'.)"The church of God which sojourns at Rome to the church of God which sojourns at Corinth ... But if any disobey the words spoken by him through us, let them know that they will involve themselves in transgression and in no small danger." Clement of Rome, Pope, 1st Epistle to the Corinthians, 1,59:1 (c. A.D. 96).
---Ruben on 1/5/07


Billy - *Constantine the first pope allowed the mix and there4 in time, did away with true 7thday Sabbath...*

That simply reflects the views of Ellen White (and other guillibles) who are not in the least knowledgeable of either the Scripture or church history.

Even SDA scholars today - Bacchiocchi, Maxwell, and others will tell you that the church did not observe the Sabbath at the beginning of the 2d century.
---lee on 1/5/07


Augusta *Actually it was. Ignatius wrote in 110 A.D. where ever the Bishop is there is the Catholic Church.*

I believe that anyone that can read would tell you that Ignatius was not referring to the church at Rome but to the general or universal catholic church small 'c'.

*The problem is you're reading Protestant historians who have agendas.*

Are you saying that the Roman Church does not have an agenda as well? It is really a power struggle between money hungry ecclesiastics.
---lee on 1/5/07


the first church ever was was with the catholics first 3 centuries and they followed truth till they permitted gentiles to enter in n mixed truth with error. this is when Constantine the first pope allowed the mix and there4 in time, did away with true 7thday Sabbath...God never ever commanded to change His Word. Man did.
---billy on 1/4/07


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Lee writes: *That was not the view held by the early church for the first 3 centuries*

Actually it was. Ignatius wrote in 110 A.D. where ever the Bishop is there is the Catholic Church. The problem is you're reading Protestant historians who have agendas.
---augusta on 1/4/07


SDA - Another Jesus, another Spirit, another Gospel, another Christ.

To make tradition equal with the Word of God, the definition of apostate.
---Tim on 1/4/07


theres only one church in the bible, its the one that worship on the bible Sabbath, the one who obeys all God's commandments and the one who believe Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of this dying world..the only one who unserstands the Spirit of Prophecy and who it is..whoa ### u guessed it...the seventh day adventists..amen...praise the Lord..
---mini on 1/4/07


"Denominations are not in the Bible..." Mod, I didn't say this, but there is only 1 true church comprised of those obedient to God & responsive to the Holy Spirit-Rev 12:1-17. Its members may not all be the same denomination NOW, but God is calling them together-Jn 10:1-29. There also is a false church comprised of an amalgamation of deception & confusion-Rev 17:1-18. They have different & conflicting beliefs, but they have in common their rebellion to God's authority. Which church are you in?
---Geoff on 1/4/07


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One world religion is one I definitely wont be in..I will willingly die for my Lord when it comes...
---lucy on 1/4/07


Mima::Donna asked a true & legit question you have given a hilarious answer "ask my mother IF I am a liar"Ha ha ha Is short lived like this universe & you will learn to regret it on the hot seat.
---Emcee on 1/4/07


*There is only One church mentioned in the bible Mat16;17-19 Under the guidance of Jesus Christ & His apostles viz RCC*

That was not the view held by the early church for the first 3 centuries; and even afterwards that was debated particularly by the Eastern church at Constantiople.
---lee on 1/4/07


There is only One church mentioned in the bible Mat16;17-19 Under the guidance of Jesus Christ & His apostles viz RCC
other denominations are coined from words in the gospel & are Man Made or the truth coined by Satan for His purpose,to delude innocent people by his GUILE. Mat28,18-20. tells us clearly which is the true & only church; satanic people deny this truth,which has been varnished to appear authentic.
---Emcee on 1/4/07


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Donna: the next thing you're going to say is that all these Churches can't be correct. Now in order to clear up your understanding of these churches, I suggest you ask each them if what they are doing is correct. And I'm sure all will tell you that they are correct, so you can easily see that it is you that is wrong!!!! Ha ha ha
---Mima on 1/4/07


Denominations are the result of the fracturization of that Tower of Babel that evil men were trying to build in Rome.

Frankly, I see nothing particularly wrong with denominations in light of the different cultures, styles of worship, preference in church governments, etc. Christians can have unity in Christ without organic unity.

A one world religion is something in the future but the False prophet will be the head.
---lee on 1/4/07


Denominations are not in the Bible. The church of Jesus Christ is ONE, not many separate denominations with different beliefs. Many times people can change beliefs to suit their itching ears, and even start a new denomination.
---Geoff on 1/4/07


they aren,t.we have them because people can,t get along, and don,t agree on tradition ,and doctrinal issues.
---tom2 on 1/4/07


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Only denomination in the bible is all those who believe Jesus is Lord/God and that they have faith in Him...and they are called Christians...believers of Christ...we today formed the different denominations which God never instructed us to form...
---mam on 1/4/07


The bible doesn't contain enough pages to list them all. Especially considering that pride-filled men who reject the authority of Christ's Church establish 250 new denominations a day.

"Yet in like manner these men in their dreamings defile the flesh, reject authority, and revile the glorious ones... Woe to them! For they walk in the way of Cain, and abandon themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam's error, and perish in Korah's rebellion." (Jude 1:8, 11)

cont...
---augua9846 on 1/3/07


2. What was Korah's rebellion? Korah & his followers also rejected the authority that God had given Moses and Aaron and Korah and his men rose up against them. What did God do to them?

"And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men that belonged to Korah and all their goods. So they and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly..." con't
---augusta on 1/3/07


3. And all Israel that were round about them fled at their cry; for they said, "Lest the earth swallow us up!" And fire came forth from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men offering the incense. (Nu 16:32-35)

He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me. (Lu 10:16)
---augusta on 1/3/07


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I can only imagine how delicious and tasty Amish goodies are. Out here at the Rural Cafe we have a friendly atmosphere, home cooked meals, and all day breakfasts. Stop by, Madison, anytime.
---Rural_Cafe on 1/3/07


I view denominations as an act of God as He indeed is the lord of history. Denominations do much to protect the gospel message as we can easily see that whatever man touches can easily become corrupted. Such was the case of the Roman Catholic church as they acquired more and more power and were in position to destroy the spirituality of the church.
---lee on 1/3/07


I believe the different denominations came about because ppl wanted to change Gods word to fit their lifestyles,That is why we have so many different denominations,The main focus is our savior but instill their teachings to suit their lifestyles,The word of God is the Word it was not to be changed to fit the needs of denominations,We all must study the bible and ask for the guidance of god to lead us to the meaning's of the scriptures.
---josep6379 on 1/3/07


There were NO denominations in the Bible. This is recent man-made stuff. The O.T. - Acts were just Jews or cult pegan religions. Acts - Revelation were Jews, cult pegan religions, and the start of Biblical Christianity.
---Leslie on 1/3/07


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Lee-(The early church recognized the apostles and their close associates as leaders of the church. Whenever a church was established the leadership was deacons & elders. As the church grew some elders governed several small churches. There was no denominations until the 16th century. The Roman Catholic church became a denomination at the Council of Trent.) Another humor answer!
---ruben on 5/26/06


gods word tells us there are 2 kinds of people in the world. you are either a jew or a gentile.
---tom on 5/26/06


JohnT: The Reading Terminal market is still there, but now it is right across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention center. It was built a while ago. The Amish are usually in there selling their produce and meats, along with other goodies.
---Madison on 5/3/06


All natural "Sweet Cherry Vanilla" sounds heavenly.
---Linda6563 on 5/3/06


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IMO the best cherry vanilla ice cream is Breyers.

madison, we were priviliged to have in the Philly area some great ice cream brands, Dolly Madison, Sealtest, Abbotts, etc.

However, my all-time favorite ice cream is Bassetts. (Sixteen percent butter fat!) They had only one store, in the Reading Terminal Market. There, besides the ice cream, you could get all sorts of goodies.

Is the store still around? I know that the Terminal isn't, due to urban revovation.
---John_T on 5/3/06


Eloy: My daughter and her husband live in Michigan and they don't have Turkey Hill there. At Christmas, they got a cooler and dry ice and bought Turkey Hill Philadelphia Style Vanilla Bean to take home. That is my son-in-law's favorite flavor.

That's a shame they discontinued your favorite flavor.
---Madison on 5/3/06


Madison, Turkey Hill use to make this All Natural "Sweet Cherry Vanilla" that was absolutely scrumptious, but for some reason they stopped making it just recently. Bummer! I called them and the lady said they discontinued it, but she would send me some coupons for other flavors, but I told her, no thanks because that was the only flavor I liked out of all of their flavors.
---Eloy on 5/3/06


Rickey.Those are called "oneness pentecostals".Im a Pentecostal and we dont teach that.They are by many a cult.They Have false doctrines.Dont confuse the two.
---Ramon on 5/2/06


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The church is a single body of those who put their faith in Jesus Christ. The denominations are just a way for us to gather in worship with those that interpret the scriptures in the same way that we do. Each denomination is still a part of the same church which is the bride of Christ. On the other hand, those that stray from essential Christian doctrines may be walking a line between Christianity and cultism.
---chris on 5/2/06


Rickey,
You said "Pentecostal churches have a doctrine that says that a person must be baptized in the name of Jesus to get saved." This is only partly true.

There are lots of Pentecostal churches (I would say the majority) that have no such belief. Churches that teach this often also teach you must speak in tongues to be a christian and they deny the trinity. They are considered by most pentecostals to be a cult.
---Bruce5656 on 5/2/06


1. New birth(John 3:3-7)-for believers
2. Water baptism(Matthew 28:19)-for believers
3. Baptism in the Holy Spirit(Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33)
4. Baptism unto repentance--Old Testament(Matthew 3:11)
John baptized under the Old Testament. He was preparing the folks for Jesus.
5. Baptism in Jesus' Name(Acts 2:37-38)
It was for Jews conversion to Christianity, not for us.
---Rickey on 5/2/06


The baptism in the Name of Jesus was for the Jews for their conversion. In Hebrews 6:1-2, it lists 6-basic principles.
Doctrine of BAPTISMS is one of them.
There are several baptisms mentioned in the bible, but you have to understand the reason for each one.
---Rickey on 5/2/06


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No denomination is mention in the bible. We are called " the body of Christ". Denominations came from doctrines. For instance, Pentecostal churches came from Church of God in Christ churches. Pentecostal churches have a doctrine that says that a person must be baptized in the name of Jesus to get saved. Church of God in Christ churches baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The baptism in the Name of Jesus IS NOT the same as the other.
---Rickey on 5/2/06


Way up in them there mountains you have a garden variety of hellfire preachers that after attending some revival or summer bible camp, are told that John the Baptist was a Baptist. Not going on to a recognized seminary to learn more, they often get ordained and became Baptist ministers.
---lee on 5/1/06


John T: Vanilla may have been the original, but I like the more liberal flavors like Cookies and Cream, and Turtle Sundae.
---Madison on 5/1/06


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