Southern Baptist is a Christian denomination. Baptists view the Bible as the upmost authority in creating and molding a person’s life. Southern Baptist views all people as equal because The Lord sees no color, but does believe that the man in the home has the authority and the responsibility to watch over and protect his family. The recognition of Heaven and Hell is highly important. Those, who do not follow or recognize God, as the one and only are sentenced to an eternity in Hell, without the chance of ever reaching Heaven. Baptists; originated or stemmed from German Anabaptists in 1521, and was founded as the Baptists in England. The churches or congregationalism are usually independently and self-governing. Recently I was honored to conduct an interview with Pastor Mike of the Trinity Baptist Church of Reedsburg, WI. Growing up in a non-denominational home where when we were old enough we were taught to believe in who we find fit. I was quite confused at first and decided to pay a visit. From the moment I knocked on the door I was greeted with sincerity. Here stood a man who didn’t judge me like has been done before. I was lost in a sense. At first he seemed a little hesitant but then let me ask a few questions. “What event in your life had brought you to such a great faith in God and caused you to choose Baptists as your religion?” He kindly explained “awhile back, when I was careless and free I did whatever I want whenever I want. One day it was brought to my attention that my mother was ill, very ill. I prayed and prayed. I had faith; I felt faith in the Lord. If he the Almighty one could help me heal my mother or my pain inside I would forever be in his debt.” Although my mother lost her battle with cancer I somehow found the strength to pull through, to be the “back-bone” of the family. I believe at that moment he needed my mother but gave me great strength to acknowledge and carry on (Pastor Mike, 2011). “Who do you think God’s...
References: Living Religions. 6th edition M.P Fisher 2005
Christian Denominations: Baptists – Religion Facts
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