Chapter

Just as I Am

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780813124766
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135083 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0002
Just as I Am

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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

Chapter.  11633 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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