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Though numerous churches and some organizations use the terms Landmark and Landmark Baptist in their name, there is no identifiable sub-group of Baptists known as the Landmark Baptist Church. Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an Evangelical, Protestant denomination. ...


Landmark Baptists trace their origin back to the days of Christ, but the names "Landmarkism" and "Landmark Baptist" arose out of an ecclesiological controversy within the Southern Baptist Convention in the mid-1800's. The leaders of what would become known as the Landmark movement were James Robinson Graves, James Madison Pendleton, and Amos Cooper Dayton (sometimes called the Great Triumvirate). Christ, is the English representation of the Greek word Χριστός (transliterated as Khristós), which means anointed. ... The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States cooperative ministry agency serving missionary Baptist churches around the world. ... Amos Cooper Dayton was a physician, Baptist minister, author, editor and educator, perhaps best remembered for his role in the Landmark Baptist movement. ...


The emphasis of Landmarkism is (1) that the church is local and visible only; (2) that the church has had a continuous existence since its organization by Jesus before Pentecost until the present day (sometimes called Baptist successionism or church perpetuity); (3) that the Great Commission was given to the church (local churches) only; and (4) that baptism and the Lord's supper are church ordinances and are only valid when performed by authority of a New Testament (Baptist) church. This 11th-century portrait is one of many images of Jesus in which a halo with a cross is used. ... The name of the Jewish holiday Shavuot is commonly translated as Pentecost. Pentecost is the Christian festival that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and ten days after the Ascension. ... Baptist successionism is the theory held by Landmark Baptists that there exists an unbroken chain of churches that have held the beliefs (though not always the name) of the current Baptist churches since the time of Christ. ... The Great Commission is to evangelical Christians the basis for their worldview and activities arising from it. ... Baptism is a water purification ritual practiced in certain religions such as Christianity, Mandaeanism, Sikhism, and some historic sects of Judaism. ... The Lords Supper is a variation of the name and the service of The Last Supper or Eucharist. ... The New Testament, sometimes called the Greek Testament or Greek Scriptures is the name given to the part of the Christian Bible that was written after the birth of Jesus. ...


Landmark ideas of ecclesiology still exist within the Southern Baptist Convention, but are more closely associated with the American Baptist Association, the Baptist Missionary Association of America, and the Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist Association. Many Independent Baptist churches and most unaffiliated Missionary Baptist local associations also hold this ecclesiology. When a majority of the Southern Baptist Convention refused to apply the logical conclusions of Landmarkism to their institutions (such as totally remodeling their system of mission work), many of the strongest advocates of Landmarkism withdrew in the late 1800's. The Gospel Mission controversy, centering around missionary Tarleton Perry Crawford in China, and the Whitsitt controversy, centering around the historical views of seminary professor William Heth Whitsitt, are considered part of the Landmark controversy within the Southern Baptist Convention. Ecclesiology is that branch of Christian theology that deals with the doctrine pertaining to the Church: its role in salvation, and its origin, its discipline, and its leadership. ... The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States cooperative ministry agency serving missionary Baptist churches around the world. ... Though the American Baptist Association (distinct from the American Baptist Churches in the USA) was organized in 1924, its roots go back to the mid 19th century to a controversy rising within the Southern Baptist Convention. ... The Baptist Missionary Association of America (BMAA) is a fellowship of autonomous Baptist churches for the purpose of benevolence, Christian education, and missions. ... Organized in 1951 as the Interstate and Foreign Missionary Baptist Associational Assembly of America, this group is now known as the Interstate and Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist Association of America. ... Not a denomination per se, Independent Baptist churches are Christian churches characterized by being independent from the authority of denominations and ecumenical conventions. ... A missionary is a propagator of religion, often an evangelist or other representative of a religious community who works among those outside of that community. ...


Some other Baptists, such as Primitive Baptists, hold ecclesiological viewpoints that are very similar to Landmarkism. Primitive Baptists are a group of Baptists that have an historical connection to the missionary/anti-missionary controversy that divided Baptists of America in the early part of the 19th century. ...


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Though numerous churches and some organizations use the terms Landmark and Landmark Baptist in their name, there is no identifiable sub-group of Baptists known as the Landmark Baptist Church.
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