Final Questions – Deuteronomy 27:17

 This is our sixteenth lesson in this series. It was not originally my intention to have this go so long, but I think that it has been to our benefit. As far as I know right at the moment, this will be our last lesson. I’ve tried to lay out the Biblical principles, the Baptist practices and the Christian history which can be characterized by the word “Landmarkism.” Baptistic people from before the close of the New Testament have been practicing Landmark principles. When Paul baptized the Alexandrian Christians who were visiting Ephesus in Acts 19, it was because they had not been immersed under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. In a nut-shell, that is what we believe about this subject. Since that day Baptists have been immersing mis-baptized and un-baptized people all over the globe. But, many people claiming to be Baptists today, decry what we believe and claim that we are distorting the Bible. They say that we are uncharitable and are therefore unchristian, because we say that churches which have been started by men, and churches with unbiblical doctrines, and churches which have persecuted Baptists in the past, and churches which would still be persecuting them if they had the political power, are not true churches of Christ. They twist what we believe into some sort of Baptist or Landmark salvation. These doctrines are not about salvation from sin, but about God’s authority to minister in Jesus’ Name. Let’s conclude with a few more questions that all Christians, especially “Baptists” need to answer. How many churches and kinds of churches did the Lord Jesus...