What Makes Baptists Different

II Thess. 2:15

"Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle." (2 Th 2:15)

Life is a wonderful mixture of change, and stability. There are some things that never change. Babies are born into this world today exactly like they were 6000 years ago. People still breathe oxygen and still eat dinner. Spring still comes after winter. And fall still comes after summer. Some things never change!

Yet other things change all of the time. The world does not contain the same people today, it contained just yesterday! Now, there are some things we want to change! We want the rain to change to sun. BUT WE DON'T WANT IT TO GET SUNNY AND NEVER RAIN AGAIN!

Change is necessary and good in some cases, but it is dangerous and wicked in others! For instance. Jesus told us to beware of clinging to traditions of men. But then, in the same Bible we are told To stand fast and hold the traditions we have been taught in the Word of God!

There is a tremendous push today in Christianity to bring everyone together. Some will say, "Let's do away with all the denominational names and let's just all be the same." What they are really saying is this, "You quit being who you are and become like us!" I am not ready to change what I am to become what someone else may want me to become. I am an Independent Bible-believing Baptist!

Others would say, "Oh, it really doesn't matter whether you are a Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, or whatever...they are all the same!" I beg to differ! They are not all the same. This morning I want to give you just a few ways that we, as Baptists, are different! Baptists have been known historically for:


Secondly, Baptists have been known historically for:



Those things that made the Baptist believers of centuries ago different still ought to make us different today! A Simple Style of Worship, A Sole dependence upon the Bible, and A Sanctified Kind of Lifestyle.

Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior? Have you put your faith and trust in Him and Him alone? If not, you can today! I am not talking about religion, I am talking about salvation! Will you come this morning and accept Christ?

Christians, what about our lives? Are they different? Can others see Christ in us? Do we have an honest testimony among those who are without Christ? Why not come today and commit yourself to Him. Determine today that we will live our lives differently.