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"...The church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
I Timothy 3:15
Norman H. Wells
From The Church That Jesus Loved, 1973 (Chapter 9)
We are so thankful to be a part of this great surge among Baptists. The tide has turned! For a long time Baptists were sold on the idea that the only way to get God's work done was with great Conventions, Associations, Fellowships, etc. It seemed to be forgotten that the only organization mentioned in the New Testament is the local church. Baptists set out to build something bigger and better! Group after group blossomed on the scene only to wither away.
Then the stirring began. All over the country voice after voice was heard calling God's people back to God's way of doing things. God's people began to listen. Churches began to listen. Man-made organizations were examined again. In various sections of the country these Baptists began seeking one another out for fellowship. The number increased.
Today, all over this United States there are multiplied hundreds of Baptist churches who have severed all connections with these man-made, extra-scriptural organizations and are giving God's way a chance. The result is amazing!
Convention, Association and Fellowship Baptists are asking themselves the question, "What's the use of all this organizational machinery?"
No longer can the Organization Bigwigs say it can't be done without their machinery because it is being done. God's way works! Independent, local, Baptist churches (without Boards, Conventions, Associations, Fellowships, etc.) are sending out missionaries, training preachers, publishing papers, starting new churches, having wonderful fellowships, and enjoying God's blessings.
Any independent Baptist church will tell you that they have opportunity to do everything God requires of a church. What then is the need of any other organization?
THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE OPPORTUNITY OR ADVANTAGE POSSESSED BY A CONVENTION, ASSOCIATION OR FELLOWSHIP CHURCH THAT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO EVERY INDEPENDENT CHURCH!
Independent Baptists are happy folks. The fellowship is wonderful. They are rejoicing in the return of God's people to God's way, and are trusting that many, many more will turn God's business back into God's hands.