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Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:19 am
by Stephen Fox
The hey day of Baptist life in America may be waning. But it was a glorious Century and a Half Run for a Subculture many of us know and Love.

Let's see if we can winnow down to 50 terms that deserve to be known in posterity, Baptist colloquialisms and cliché's shared by the wider evangelical water in which we swam.

To start us off

1. Anxious bench

2. altar call

3. simultaneous revival

4.plenary session

5. alien immersion

6.world wide campaign

7. Cooperative Program

8. Substitutionary atonement

9. Intercessory Prayer

10. priesthood of the believer

11.saw dust trail

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:28 am
by Rvaughn
12. shape note singing

13. brush arbor meeting

14. protracted meeting

15. footwashing

16. testifying

17. Hardshell

18. Gospel missions

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:48 pm
by Rvaughn
19. Pump organ

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:18 pm
by Haruo
20a-b-c-d. General-Particular-Regular-Two-Seeds-in-the-Wind-Predestinarian

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:37 pm
by JE Pettibone
Haruo wrote:20a-b-c-d. General-Particular-Regular-Two-Seeds-in-the-Wind-Predestinarian


Ed: Than you Hauro, For sticking with the thread title, several of things in both Stephen's and RL's list are not uniquely Baptistic, they may be in the vocabulary of many Baptist but also used by other non Catholic denominations, especially Presbyterians & Methodist of the late 19th and early 20th Century. Think Charles Finny and the Wesley brothers.

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:17 pm
by Shawn Koester
Personal Lord and Savior
Invite Jesus into your heart
Ordinances
Making a decision
True Love Waits
Bapticostal
Region
State Convention
Baptist World Alliance
Baptist Faith and Message
Popcorn prayer
Invitation
Rededication
Right hand of Christian fellowship

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:41 am
by Rvaughn
JE Pettibone wrote:
Haruo wrote:20a-b-c-d. General-Particular-Regular-Two-Seeds-in-the-Wind-Predestinarian


Ed: Than you Hauro, For sticking with the thread title, several of things in both Stephen's and RL's list are not uniquely Baptistic...
Good point, Ed, though since Stephen qualified in his post with "Baptist colloquialisms and cliché's shared by the wider evangelical water in which we swam" I didn't feel that he intended them to uniquely Baptist.

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:59 pm
by Haruo
Rvaughn wrote:
JE Pettibone wrote:
Haruo wrote:20a-b-c-d. General-Particular-Regular-Two-Seeds-in-the-Wind-Predestinarian


Ed: Than you Hauro, For sticking with the thread title, several of things in both Stephen's and RL's list are not uniquely Baptistic...
Good point, Ed, though since Stephen qualified in his post with "Baptist colloquialisms and cliché's shared by the wider evangelical water in which we swam" I didn't feel that he intended them to uniquely Baptist.

And of course I forgot yours, Robert, 20e Primitive!

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:47 pm
by JE Pettibone
Ed: Thank you Hauro, For sticking with the thread title, several of things in both Stephen's and RL's list are not uniquely Baptistic...[/quote]


Haruo Good point, Ed, though since Stephen qualified in his post with "Baptist colloquialisms and cliché's shared by the wider evangelical water in which we swam" I didn't feel that he intended them to uniquely Baptist.[/quote]
And of course I forgot yours, Robert, 20e Primitive![/quote]

Ed: Yet is recent years, many more progressive Baptist, no longer admit to swimming with Evangelicals. :(

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:53 pm
by Haruo
JE Pettibone wrote:Yet is recent years, many more progressive Baptist, no longer admit to swimming with Evangelicals. :(

Ah, to be Lutheran!

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:04 am
by Rvaughn
Haruo wrote:And of course I forgot yours, Robert, 20e Primitive!
Just to clarify, I am a Baptist who is primitive (e.g., in the 21st century I live in a 1920s home in Texas WITHOUT air conditioning) and who has sympathies that lie in the direction of Primitive Baptists, but I am not a member of a Primitive Baptist Church. We'll just plan old non-cooperative country Baptists.

[Note: We do have electricity and running water, though. :o :D ]

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:30 am
by Haruo
Rvaughn wrote:
Haruo wrote:And of course I forgot yours, Robert, 20e Primitive!
Just to clarify, I am a Baptist who is primitive (e.g., in the 21st century I live in a 1920s home in Texas WITHOUT air conditioning) and who has sympathies that lie in the direction of Primitive Baptists, but I am not a member of a Primitive Baptist Church. We'll just plan old non-cooperative country Baptists.

[Note: We do have electricity and running water, though. :o :D ]

Just joshing you, RL. For being non-cooperative, though, I must say you seem to get along pretty well with folks... Do you have a pump organ?

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:31 pm
by Rvaughn
Thanks! I guess we're mainly "non-cooperative" in the sense of not participating in any association, convention or fellowship, as opposed to being just plain ornery! I think "non-cooperative" is a tag that they use up in North Georgia to describe several associations that do not cooperate with the Georgia Baptist Convention (perhaps William could tell us for sure) and I just appropriated the tag.

We have a pump organ in our family. I believe the story goes that the church (in our community) and 3 families bought organs in the early 1900s. I did know which families and what kind of organ, but I don't remember any more. The church in the early 1900s used the organ sometimes and sometimes didn't. When they weren't using it they had a closet they rolled it into and locked it up. Baptist churches (and probably most others) in East Texas that had instruments used pump organs first and many later changed over to pianos. I think the one in our family was purchased by my g-grandfather, but it was played by his son and might have been purchased by him (B. L. Vaughn, composer of 521 in Cooper Book SH). After Uncle Ben's death (he was 26 and single), at some point the organ was passed on to my grandfather. Later it was passed on to his oldest child, my aunt. She is also deceased, but the organ is still in her family.

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:54 pm
by Haruo
So do you go in for alien immersion, or require citizenship papers first? Or is this like ET, where you don't have to be an earthling to be saved? ;-)

Re: Baptist Vocabulary

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:11 pm
by Rvaughn
We will immerse aliens, but not accept immersion by aliens. :D

Associational missionary

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:14 am
by Stephen Fox
I could be corrected but I think that is uniquely Southern Baptist

Associational Missionary