Baptists believe a lot of other things, too, besides dunking people in water.
If their only stance was immersion, then the endearing notion of being born again by the action of bathing in righteousness would be beautiful.
But Baptists often find themselves in the position of defending ideas which congeal the Old Testament and the New Testament in an uncomfortable and unfortunate gelatin of purposes.
Christianity becomes so much easier when you stop being Jewish.
If you insist on being a good Jew who follows the testament of Moses, and a dear Christian who pursues the philosophy of Jesus, you will often find yourself personally confused and incomprehensible to others.
On the other hand, simply to view Baptists as spiritual Neanderthals and socially retarded is to miss the blessing of simplicity that these folks often bring to an overly complex world.
For I will tell you, it is amazing what many Southern Baptists can achieve with a few moments of prayer and a platter of chicken.
So what am I saying?
I am saying that if you’re going to be a Christian, you must be willing to abandon Judaism while still loving the Jew.
For I do not believe in the Koran, nor Scientology, or even the teachings of Olympus … but still happen to love Arabs, Hollywood stars and Greek folk.
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Mr. Kringle’s Tales … 26 Stories ‘Til Christmas
“The best Christmas stories I’ve ever read!”
From the toy shop to the manger, an advent calendar of Christmas stories, beginning on November 30th and ending on Christmas morning.
We need a good Christmas this year.
Mr. Kringle’s Tales will help you make it so.