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Comparative Religions and Denominations
The Difference Between
What are the levels of authority within the Baptist church?
Asked in The Difference Between
What are the differences between Episcopalian and Baptist?
Episcopalian has some church hierarchy (bishops, etc.). I don't think that Baptists have a church hierarchy. There is a Baptist hierarchy within the church consisting of the Pastor and selected Deacons; however, if you are refering to a hierarchy within the denomination, then no, there is not a Baptist hierarchy.
Asked in Baptists, The Difference Between
What is the difference between Baptist and southern Baptist churches?
The only difference is the larger group that they are affiliated with. A Southern Baptist Church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, which is one of many Baptist Groups. There are differences between baptist churches (even within the convention) because one of the most important Baptist beliefs is that of soul competancy, or the ability of each individual and church to interpret the bible themselves, and the freedom to worship according to their own conscience. This means that every baptist church might be a little bit different than the others. Southern Baptist churches are generally pretty conservative, however, there are exceptions.
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How did the Council of Trent deal with the relative authority of popes and councils within the Church?
Should the pastor control all aspects of the church?
Asked in Sacraments
Why do baptist women wear white to take sacrament?
There are only two ordinances in the Baptist church, baptism and the Lord's Supper. The word "sacrament" is not found in the Bible. The "sacraments" are only known within churches such as the Roman Catholic church, Lutheran, and some levels of Anglican/Episcopalian. In answer to your question, white is worn during the sacraments of baptism and the first Holy Communion (confirmation) because white is a symbol of purity.
Asked in Catholicism, Bishops, Priests
What ended the authority of priests and bishops?
The authority of priests and bishops within the wider Christian church has not ended. Roman Catholic Answer The "authority" of priests and bishops is only a participation in the authority of Jesus Christ over His Church. They have no authority on their own, but only when they are speaking as His representatives. As such, their "authority" will last as that of Our Blessed Lord. As He created the entire world, then I suppose His authority, as exercised through His priests and Bishops, will last as long as the world lasts.
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Do the protestantism people have an authority?
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The term for kicking an official out of the church?
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What is supreme authority within states borders called?
Asked in Methodism
Is the united Methodist church connected?
Most definately. The United Methodist individual churches are members of a conference within a geographical area. In that way, they pool their resources together to fund programes vital to the national church. The Baptist churches are autonomous and have little relationship to the Southern Baptist Convention. In the United Methodist CHurch, the Bishop of the Conference decides you will serve as pastor for the individual church. This connection derives from its Anglican heritage.
What is the difference between a denominational and nondenominational church?
The difference between them is a denominational church will have a set of beliefs (doctrine) that is recognised throughout the denomination, where as a non denominational church will not. That's not to say you have to belong to the Baptist, Nazarene, etc. But with the same teaching from church to Church within the denomination it helps prevent false teaching.
Asked in Baptists
Why do you categorize Baptist as protestant when they did not come out of the Catholic Church as protesters?
Formed 1609 CE Origin Holland, England, and United States Followers 100,000,000 The Baptist tradition is one of the largest of the Protestant Christian denominations. Most Baptist churches agree with the basic Protestant doctrines, but they stress the belief that only Christian believers should be baptized (called "believer's baptism") and that this baptism should occur by immersion, a practice they trace back to the early Church. Baptist churches have local church autonomy but are connected to each other through various associations. Most Baptists trace their heritage to early 17th-century C.E. differences with the Church of England and the subsequent decision to form Christian communities with local autonomy, an emphasis on believer's baptism, and an understanding of the church as primarily a community of believers. The Baptist tradition would see massive growth in the United States during the Great Awakening in the mid-18th century, followed by an increased interest and effort in foreign missions. Within the Baptist tradition, there are several branches. In the U.S., a significant split occurred within the Baptist tradition along a north/south distinction in 1845 with the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention. There are still significant differences between northern and southern Baptists regarding theology, missions, and worship. The Baptist Church also has a strong tradition within black communities. Most Baptist churches tend to be evangelical in doctrine, and vary greatly from extremely conservative to liberal socially and politically.
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Which term refers to the supreme authority within a states borders?
Asked in Christianity
What a diocesan church?
An area of land (usually county-sized) that is supervised by a bishop is called a diocese. The most important church within a diocese where the Bishop's throne is situated (the 'cathedra') is called a cathedral. Any church within the same denomination and diocese is a 'diocesan church' in the sense that it belongs to that diocese. As an example, in an Anglican diocese, all Anglican churches are diocesan churches, but Methodist, Baptist, URC etc churches, even if they are within that diocese, are not.
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What describes authority and hierarchical patterns within a group?
Asked in Christianity, Bishops
What is a bishops office called?
The position of Bishop is an office of authority within the Roman Catholic Church (along with the Eastern Orthodox Church and many others) that claims apostolic succession from the original twelve apostles. Bishops are generally given authority and oversight. The region of their authority is called an "Episcopal see", which is the official seat of the Bishop, but it could be considered the Bishop's "office".
What does under watch care mean in the baptist church?
Watch Care means that you are away from your home church for a period of time but would like to fellowship with a church in the area you are staying for that time frame so you go forth under Watch Care. You do not have a voice, nor can you vote in church matters. You can hold any office within the church.
Asked in The Bible, Baptists
What is the Organization Chart for Baptist churches?
While each baptist church can determine what is the best organizational chart to best fit them based on their individual programs, ministries, and leadership, there are several resources that provide information relating to the structure of the baptist church. These resources do not provide org, charts, they are: The New Hiscox Guide for Baptist Churches Everett C. Goodwin Hudson Press @ Valley Forge, PA 1995 A Baptist Manual of Polity and Practice Revised Edition Norman H. Maring & Windthrop S. Hudson Judson Press. Valley Forge, PA 1991 Principles and Practices for Baptist Churches A Guide To The Administration of Baptist Churches Edward T. Hiscox Kregel Publications , Grand Rapids, MI There are numerous Baptist Church associations,conventions and conferences, I suggest you check with them to determine if they use a particular format for the churches within their organizations. If none of these resources prove helpful, make your own! Look at the ministeries within your church, look at who or what leadership group is held accountable, make your own based on formats used in business but substitutimng your information. God's bountiful blessings are heaped upon you for success in this endeavor.
Asked in Reformation History, Baptists, Pentecostal
Presbyterian versus conservative Baptist?
Liberal Presbyterian/Presbyterian/Baptist/Conservative Baptist There is a segment of the Presbyterian Church the Presbyterian Church USA that has Agreements of Communion Complete with church denominations that condone homosexual ministers - They also are big into the "Jesus Seminar" - see link provided. The denomination within the Baptists, "Conservative Baptist," is a section that came out of the "Southern Baptist Conference," due to some of the Southern Baptist missionaries not believing in the "Virgin Birth." Of course, a main difference between the Presbyterians and Baptist is that Presbyterians believe in "Infant Baptism." Both believe in Eternal Security, (OSAS). The ideas of the Presbyterians are more hyper-Calvinist, (hyper-Charles Finney also called it hyper - knowing that this TULIP ideas began 50 years after Calvin's death). They tend to have a stronger stance on OSAS than Baptist, and also are into Predestination that Baptist generally don't agree with them about. So, the logic of the Presbyterian Church USA is the Holy Spirit/Salvation comes in at "Infant Baptism" + OSAS = The person is saved no matter what sins they commit afterwards. Look at the individual Church that you are visiting, and if they have the wording "Inerrancy," "Inerrant," or "Infallibility" in their Statement of Beliefs you will be on the right track.