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God Speaks to Us, TooSouthern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society$
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Susan M. Shaw

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124766

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.001.0001

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Just as I Am

Just as I Am

Southern Baptist Women’s Experiences of Salvation and Baptism

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(p.37) 1 Just as I Am
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God Speaks to Us, Too
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Susan M. Shaw

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0002

This chapter discusses the beginnings of a life as a Christian and as a Southern Baptist. In this description these are marked by two distinct and essential experiences: conversion and a believer's baptism by immersion. The first experience is necessary to enter the community of God, while the second experience is necessary to become a member of a Southern Baptist church. For Southern Baptists, conversion is the essential step in the Christian life, and sometimes it is considered as a dramatic experience.

Keywords:   Christian, Southern Baptist, conversion, baptism, immersion, Christian life, dramatic experience

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