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There is no such thing as THE Southern Baptist Church. All SBC churches are independent churches. The are nearly all controlled by the local members. The real question is your personal relationship with God and his son Jesus Christ. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved and have an eternal relationship with God. Yes, the above answer is true, each SBC church isautonomous, however, the Southern Baptist Convention does uphold a set of beliefs as supported by The Bible. The largest differences are that Southern Baptist churches do not believe in speaking in tongues, the loss of one's salvation, and women serving as pastors. All of the beliefs upheld by the Southern Baptist Convention are laid out clearly on its website, as well as listed with Bible references which support the stands taken by the SBC. I agree with the previous answerer that ultimately your personal relationship with Jesus Christ is what counts. Just know that if you are saved and you are genuine in this decision, you can never lose your salvation. EVER (See Romans 8:38-39).

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