Saturday, June 28, 2014

SBC in 1925 claimed wine in communion

According to the official Southern Baptist Convention website, in 1925 the Southern Baptist statement of faith called "Baptist Faith and Message" claimed they used "bread and wine" for their communion ceremony.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The act is a symbol of our faith in a crucified, buried and risen Saviour. It is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord's Supper, in which the members of the church, by the use of bread and wine, commemorate the dying love of Christ. --Baptist 1925 Baptist Faith and Message
XVI. The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of Jesus Christ, to be administered with the elements of bread and wine, and to be observed by His churches till the end of the world. It is in no sense a sacrifice, but is designed to commemorate His death, to confirm the faith and other graces of Christians, and to be a bond, pledge and renewal of their communion with Him, and of their church fellowship.--Abstract of Principles (1858)
Yet, by 1925 the SBC was LONG already against the use of alcohol!

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