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what is the difference in Baptist and christians?

My hubbys family baptist and some are christians and i heard them talk that its the same but some in the family do belive it is so. i am a luthern so i am wondering about these to so when i say something i will atleast know some these and not be left out... so what is the differecne

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on Nov. 3, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, etc are all DENOMINATIONS of Christianity. Some people attend non-denominational churches, thus are SOLELY Christian.

    AvasMommy810

    Answer by AvasMommy810 at 3:03 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Denomination: a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith.
    AvasMommy810

    Answer by AvasMommy810 at 3:06 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Christianity is one religion. The different sects or designations are the denominations. So Baptists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Assemblies of God, Church of Christ, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Episcopalians, etc. - all of these are Christian, just different denominations. We're the same religion, in that we all have the same fundamental doctrines of belief in Jesus Christ. But we differ on some of the other doctrines and the method of practicing our faith.

    BTW - even the nondenominational churches are still considered Protestant. They just don't affiliate with any one particular organizational hierarchy, and are self-governing.
    Redteux

    Answer by Redteux at 3:14 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • "Christianity is one religion. The different sects or designations are the denominations. So Baptists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Assemblies of God, Church of Christ, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Episcopalians, etc. - all of these are Christian, just different denominations. We're the same religion, in that we all have the same fundamental doctrines of belief in Jesus Christ. But we differ on some of the other doctrines and the method of practicing our faith."


    isn't that just a long-winded version of what AvasMommy910 said?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Oh please, anoymous, was that necessary?
    Yes, it was pretty much the same but phrased in a different way. Haven't you ever noticed that some people won't understand an explanation but if you phrase it in a different way they get it? She was just being helpful in case the first explanation didn't "click". Was there any reason for you to be rude about it? No.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:44 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • oh geez...is there any need to be incredibly over sensitive by assuming everybody is "rude"?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • I love the lack of manners...so mature.

    as usual...delivered anonymously.
    thalassa

    Answer by thalassa at 6:31 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Sorry, I didn't see Avasmommy's answers before I posted. If you prefer, Anonymous, I'll be glad to delete my long-winded answer.

    My apologies, ladies!!
    Redteux

    Answer by Redteux at 8:32 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Baptists are Christian but not all Christians are Baptist :)

    kind of like a Square is a Rectangle but not all Rectangles are Squares.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • off topic, redteux..never delete your longwinded answers because of an anon poster. in fact, if they are like this one, don't even give them the satisfaction of knowing you even bothered to read their post.
    anon 915..i grew up baptist, and i can tell you, some baptists are squares!
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 9:24 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

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