Baptist Freedom

NextSunday Study Baptist Freedom

Baptist Freedom
Celebrating Our Baptist Heritage

Study by Walter B. Shurden with C. Douglas Weaver
Commentary by Fisher Humphreys

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Brief Description

What makes a Baptist a Baptist? Of course, the ultimate answer is simple: membership in a local Baptist church. But there are all kinds of Baptist churches! What are the spiritual and theological marks of a Baptist? What is the shape and the feel of Baptist Christianity?

Martin E. Marty coined the term “baptistification” to describe what he calls “the most dramatic shift in power style on the Christian scene in our time.” He does not mean that people of other Christian denominations are running to join Baptist churches. Rather, he means that a new religious mood is afoot in America that emphasizes freedom, choice, and voluntarism in matters of faith. For Marty, “baptistification” isn’t about a particular Baptist doctrine or practice. It describes the Baptist style of faith. Baptistification is a spirit that pervades all Baptist principles. It is the spirit of freedom.

A part of the NextSunday Resources line of adult Bible studies, Baptist Freedom contains five lessons for use as individual study or group discussion. Each study contains lessons on the biblical material, combined with an additional commentary from an alternate, but complementary, viewpoint.

Materials Included
• 5 Sessions of Learner’s Materials
• 5 Sessions of Teaching Materials
• 5 Handouts

Sessions Included
1. Baptists and Their Freedoms
2. Bible Freedom
3. Soul Freedom
4. Church Freedom
5. Religious Freedom

Age Group

1. Acts 5:27-32
2. Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12-13
3. Matthew 16:13-18
4. Romans 12:1-21
4. Matthew 22:15-22; Romans 13:1; Revelation 13:9-10

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