I want to clear up some misunderstanding about religion on these boards. This is NOT an attempt to proselytize or convince others to become Christians. No one can convince the skeptic that there is a God. No skeptic can convince the believer that there is no God. Salvation is the work of God alone. God quickens the heart unto salvation. Salvation is not won by compelling arguments or wit. Salvation is the work of God. The Christian is called to 'witness' or explain what they believe and why they believe it. THAT'S IT! As Christians we are to share the Gospel not try to win arguments or convince others to be saved and place their trust in Jesus. God has already determined whom will be saved and those that believe are the chosen remnant or "seed of Abraham". For not all that are of Abraham are of Abraham. But only those that believe the Gospel are saved. I just want to demonstrate how we are different from the norm of what the world calls Christianity or Protestant. WE are not Roman Catholics or any other denomination. However we do hail from Baptist roots. so you might say what do "Reformed BAPTISTS believe? A. Reformed Baptist are Puritan or Calvinistic Reformers in Doctrine, belief and practice as it is discussed in the 1689. B. We hold to THE BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH OF 1689.