February 18, 2013

Lent Is for Baptists, Too

Alan Rudnick, Associated Baptist Press

Huh? A Baptist who celebrates Ash Wednesday and Lent?  That’s like an American celebrating Boxing Day.  The two just don’t go together.  Despite the misnomer, Baptists do celebrate Ash Wednesday and Lent, especially this Baptist.  Two of the classic Baptist distinctives is local autonomy and soul liberty.   Each Baptist church has the freedom to worship however the church sees fit.  Since we Baptists do not have a book of worship or order, like other denominations, Baptists are free to worship as they feel led.  This of course does not happen in a vacuum.  I have always believed that Baptists must be led by scripture, reason, tradition, and experience (the Wesleyan Quadrilateral) with scripture being the final...

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