Religion: Bundle, No Bundle

U. S. Baptists would be the largest Protestant denomination in the land (10,000,000 members) if their five bodies could only get together.* As it is, they are the most sectarian of sects. Their local congregations distrust creeds, abhor ecclesiastics, are not bound by anything the Conventions say or do. Last week the Southern Baptist Convention, concluding its meeting in Oklahoma City, remained equally independent toward interchurch unity. Baptist John Benjamin Lawrence spoke for his brethren when he deplored the "vast enveloping movement which aims to tie Baptists up in a bundle with other bodies with which they have no ecclesiastical affinity."...

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