The Baptist Flag

For those folks who just consider the Christian flag to be too ecumenical there is now the Baptist Flag

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There’s even a pledge to it:

I pledge allegiance to the Baptist Flag, And to the Faith once delivered unto the Saints. I will ever remain faithful to the tie that binds us together, The Book, the Blood, and the Blessed Hope of our Lord’s soon coming.

Onward, Baptist Soldiers!

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44 thoughts on “The Baptist Flag”

  1. It’s just another in a long line of hyper-separation moves. “We’re so holy we need our OWN flag!”

    Of course we could get into the discussion about why Christians need a flag at all but that’s probably best left for another time.

  2. I don’t remember the Bible saying anything about getting everyone together. (2 Corinthians 6:17) “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”

    I praise God that there is a flag that separates us from others that claim to be Christian, but don’t follow the Bible. The pledge may not contain everything that we believe doctrinally, but everything in the pledge is good – I mean, how long do you want a pledge to be?

  3. I used be part of an IFB church that espoused Landmarkism.

    I was very angry when I saw them re-baptizing a missionary who was previously baptized by a parachurch SBC-minister. If the missionary was genuinely saved and baptized the 1st time, then what the IFB church had done is to clearly insult what Christ had given to us (baptism).

  4. People who do not understand the reason for the Baptist flag do not understand the definitive doctrine for which the Baptist faith stands. Baptist have been persecuted from the time of the early church till now by Catholics and Protestants alike, right up to our very own shores here in America. Someone quoted above 2 Cor 6:17, where we must be separate from them. There are many Baptist churches today that are more Protestant in ideology than Baptistic. There is another pledge written to this flag also, that goes like this:

    “I pledge allegiance to the Baptist Flag, and to the Doctrine for which it stands. One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. Contending for the faith until Christ returns.”

    The Baptist Doctrine has been under attack since the time Christ started His church, for it is this doctrine which He used to start His church. The true Baptist are the only group who’s beginnings can not be traced to an earthly founder, hence, the need for doctrinal separation and purity. When a Baptist church ceases to hold to the doctrines of Christ and the Apostles, they cease to be a Baptist church, thus further reiterating the reason for the Baptist Flag, as a sign of holding to that doctrin which Christ gave His church when He started it.

      1. Baptists are NOT protestants. The protestant churches came out from the catholic church in the 4th century. The Baptist’s doctrinal beliefs have been around since the time of Christ. BY that I mean, you could call Jesus the 1st pastor of the Baptist church. The First Baptist Church of Jerusalem, if you will.

        Baptists are NOT protestants! 😎

        1. I’m with Don…thanks for that! If you mean that protestants came out of the Catholic church in the 4th century I can only imagine you’re talking about the Edict of Milan in 313, which is ironic because that date is almost universally agreed-upon as the start of the Catholic Church proper.

          Anachronistic baptists never cease to make me laugh, hard. You simply cannot claim that since the evolutionary seeds of an idea existed 2000 years ago, therefore the final product we see today existed 2000 years ago. It’s as ludicrous as me claiming that the Boeing 787 has existed for a thousand years because in the 9th century some Persian strapped a sail to his back and glided 20 feet away from his mosque before unceremoniously crashing to the ground, breaking most of his bones in the process.

        2. I have been a baptist all my life but more and more I try not to let folks know so they don’t look at me that way. I hope to find a cure some day, but with the baptist family tree going back to the 1st Baptist Church of Jerusalem… I’m begining to think it’s a genetic defect I’ll just have to life with. 😕

        3. @ Don, George must mess up my ability to read as well.

          When I first read the title of this post, I misread it to leave out the “L” in flag! Mis-read the title as Baptist Fag 😯 Thought to myself, WHAT is Darryl up to now? 😳

      2. Wrong answer. Ever hear of John the Baptist. His last name was not Baptist, Baptist was his occupation. Jesus walked 30 miles one way, to be Baptized by John the Baptist. If you are baptized by a Presbyterian, then you are a Presbyterian, if you are baptized by a Methodist, then you are a Methodist. So guess what… if you are Baptized by a Baptist, what does that make you… A Baptist. Therefore Jesus was a Baptist. Baptist were started by Jesus Christ himself, Protestants came years later. So try again

  5. Amen Lance, praise God there are still folks that ARE contending for the faith, doctorine and goodly heritage of the baptist poeple. Interesting how you’re one of the only one that used scripture to solidify your position. That right there is a true baptist distinctive and what will keep our churches and people seperate unto God. I espouse the same beliefs and the church i’m joined to uses the baptist flag and the same pledge. Sadly many, even in our circles, don’t understand the biblical docterines that are tied to this position and how they hold reformed catholic theology and NOT historic, biblical and uniquely baptist doctorines.

    1. Michael, when one gets his basis of history only from “Baptist-approved” sources (ex. the church bookstore), this is the kind of thing one comes up with. Nothing personal, but you need to read outside of the Baptist worldview. It will enrich your knowledge of history.

  6. Lance & Michael, Both of you hit the bullseye with “contending for the BAPTIST faith”. Your faith is founded on Baptist tradition (traditions of men) but NOT on the Word of God. If only you woud read the Word of God with a true heart that longs for the Truth of Scripture instead of twisitng it to fit your Baptist faith. Are you a Baptist or a child of God? Is your Baptist faith what you put your faith in trust in or is it God?

    Many of us were just like you. Full of Baptist traditions. It wasn’t until we tested the spirits and saw that most of what is taught in IFB churches are nothing but traditions of men. I encourage you to read Matt. 23. You will get a clear picture of what IFB churches that I personally attended are all about. Of course, you will find pharisees, & traditions that replace the Truth of God’s Word in all denominations not just in the IFB churches. For many of us, our experience comes from the IFB thus this web page.

    Matt. 5:20…For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

  7. Right on, Sandra. As Jesus quoted Isaiah 29:13 (KJV isn’t my favorite but just so we’re all on the same page): Foreasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips so honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.

  8. Darrell, Baptist arent were never part of the catholic church so theyre not protestants.Gods people will always be under attack. We are IFB because we hold to all the truths of Gods word. You call us fanatics, dont hate because we love Jesus more than you.

  9. Baptist arent were never part of the catholic church so theyre not protestants.Gods people will always be under attack. We are IFB because we hold to all the truths of Gods word. You call us fanatics, dont hate because we love Jesus more than you.

    Darrell, I’m sorry, but as hard as you try, you’ll never be as funny as the real thing.

  10. Wow, I would normally not comment on this, but this is too funny to pass up. I’m not even gonna comment but ask a simple question.

    Do you really think you can be taken seriously with this?

  11. I got ahold of the trail of blood many years ago and tried to really study it out about 3 different times and could never make sense of it.

    So my question, when did the Baptists really start and who was the founder?

      1. @SOG
        I thought it went all the way back to John the Baptizer, the original Baptist. 😕

        p’shaw, the Catholics and their Apostolic Succession to Peter is nothing compared to Baptist Ancestry. 🙂

  12. What I don’t get is, besides the name, what about this flag or these pledges is exclusively Baptist? I received Believer’s Baptism by immersion. I believe the Bible is the Word of God, in every way superior to the traditions of men. I believe that remission of sins is only through the precious blood of Jesus Christ, shed for you and for me, the perfect sacrifice of Lamb of God, without blemish and without spot. I believe that Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. I am looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. I believe in the Faith once delivered unto the Saints. I don’t find the phrase “the tie that binds” in the Bible, but if you mean “the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” Phil 4:3, “Christian love” as mentioned in the hymn “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”, or sound doctrine, I pledge to remain faithful to all three.

    The second pledge is to the Baptist Flag, and to the Doctrine for which it stands, but doesn’t specify which uniquely Baptist Doctrine it’s referring to. I, too, earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints Jude 1:3, and believe in One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. Eph 4:5 Does accepting all these things make me a Baptist? What is uniquely Baptist about any of this?

    How long should the pledge be? Well, if you need a pledge to distinguish yourselves from every teaching that is not Baptist, I would expect it to be at least as long as the Nicene Creed.

    1. naaaa, we pointed that out here on SFL somewhere. But you are absolutely right, It Appears to look like the Bud bow-tie. Next they’ll be sipping grape juice from a spoon then root-beer from a bottle… Massteria!

  13. I have read with interest the coments concerning the Baptist flag and I will say I am a Christian because of my faith and trust in Jesus Christ and I am a Baptist by conviction. That doesn’t mean that I think only Baptists are Christians, we are not saved by the church we join but Christ alone. However why should you be offended by the Baptist Flag? There is a Methodist Flag, A Catholic Flag, A Presbyterian Flag, A Southern Baptist Flag, An Episcopal Flag to name a few besides the Christian Flag ( which has at least 2 different pledges to it.)

  14. The thing scary about the Baptist flag are the wierd doctrinal slants that come with it that closely parallel the same catholic slants that landmark baptist bash. Tracing church succession throughout history that has huge time gaps and questionable theological difficulties such as the groups mentioned in the Trail of Blood. Why would I pick a fight for Baptist History over revealed Doctorine. Seems to me that some Baptist may take more pride in a logical timeline documented by poor sources that cannot match the timeline in question. I am a Baptist. Because they hold to good doctrine. Did all the groups in Trail of Blood. Nope. Do all the Baptist today. Nope. The flag and pledge don’t set Biblical Doctrine apart from mans doctrine. Wave your flag and your KJB. Christ never waved a flag and never carried a Bible except in his Heart. Oh and he preached in Greek and Hebrew not English, because he did not have King James authorized permission to preach out of the Church of England’s Version.

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