Early Baptists saw that the effectiveness of their ministries would be greater through cooperation with other believers.
Today within our American Baptist regions, churches work with each other and with denominational staff and in local and regional ecumenical arenas to increase the vitality and scope of their ministries.
Baptism, an act of full immersion following Christ’s example, is undertaken by those spiritually mature enough to understand its profound, symbolic significance: resurrection to new life in Christ.
And, I strongly believe that God works through providence so that those following His will find opportunities to met appropriate people to marry. The idea of becoming one is not just a physical union through sex.
(I know because such happened in my own life.) But it would be wrong to say that God is tying you to this one woman, but it isn't working out as well as you would like. Marriage is the process of taking two individuals and blending their lives together to work as a harmonious one.
I really do care for her and it's not like she is an atheist; she believes in God. When I met her I had no idea that she was Catholic but learned that later on.
I feel like God led me to her but I dont know where He is leading me. While my goal is to persuade people to become simply Christians and leave the various denominational trappings behind, we can for the moment focus on the problem of mixed religious marriages for the moment.
You feel that God has lead you to her, but now you are facing some adversity. There isn't just one special person in the whole world for you.
God teaches us, through His word, how to make a good choice in a mate.
While not all of one mind as to how to deal with challenges, American Baptists do affirm the need to follow Christ’s example by being actively involved in changing society.
American Baptist Churches USA today is the most racially inclusive Protestant body.
Obviously, religion is one aspect of that blending.