The Name "Baptist" and the Baptist Church

Neither the Baptist name nor any of the sects operating under the name Baptist Church are from God! There is nothing in God's word about such churches or denominations. They are all from men. These are just the facts in the case.

Charles Spurgeon, acclaimed by many as the foremost Baptist theologian ever, wrote: "I say of the Baptist name, let it perish, but let Christ's name last forever. I look forward with pleasure, to the day when there will not be a Baptist living. I hope they will soon be gone. I hope the Baptist name will soon perish, but let Christ's name endure forever." (Spurgeon's. Memorial Library, Vol. 1, p. 168). It is evident to any informed person that Mr. Spurgeonís "hope" that "the Baptist name will soon perish" has not happened. In fact, this condition has only worsened; there are millions who wear that name today.

Learn it well, my friend: Becoming a Christian does NOT make one a Baptist! Nor does becoming a Baptist mean the same as becoming a Christian. The two are totally different; they aren't related in any way whatever, as far as God's word is concerned. There were no Baptists in the days of the apostles and the early disciples. To become a Baptist one must join a Baptist church of some kind and there are at least a dozen varieties of Baptist churches.

Charles Spurgeon knew the difference between a Baptist and a Christian and so should you. They have no biblical relationship whatever to each other. Obeying Jesus Christ does not make one a Baptist or a member of any other church! All churches have been founded or established by men. The Lord Jesus did not start or build any of them. The Baptist Church came into existence about 1500 years after the time of Christ.

Certainly Jesus did not establish a Baptist church of any kind. Nor did He establish a Methodist Church, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Episcopal, Church of God, Pentecostal, Nazarene, or the so-called Church of Christ (of several sects or divisions)! Becoming a Christian does NOT make one a member of any kind of church. Churches are from men. - cah