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Coming from another faith I am praying to find a new testament church. I am feeling lost because their is so many churches. what question should I ask the church when I call? I live in Largo fl. if you know of a church in my area. thank you for you time and help. have a blessed day Felicia

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Hi Felicia,
   Your's is a good question.   It is not an easy question to answer, but as you stated there are so many church that have difference beliefs and practices.   I many years ago, after investigationg the matter, chose to attend an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church.   I have a Internet article that explains what and IFB should be.   Sadly, there are even differences in these church, but as a whole they are the most biblical churches you can attend.  The article is at http://bible-truth.org/BaptistHistory.html .
  
   There was several web sites that list IBf Baptist churches:
   http://www.wayoflife.org/directory/fl.html
   http://militarygetsaved.tripod.com/fl.html
   http://bn66.com/churches/z_Florida.html

   I could not find Largo listed, but maybe there is one in a town close by.  There also may be listed in the yellow pages.  I found several at http://www.yellowpages.com/largo-fl/independent-baptist-churches .   

   Ask them:
   What kind of services to you have:   The correct answer would be "traditional" as opposed to "contemporary."
   Music.    Hymns and Christian music, not modern contemporary.
   Version of the Bible.   King James Version.
   What services to they have?    They should have Sunday morning, evening, and a Bible study during the week.

   If there several in your area, visit them till you find one that is friendly, and have uplifting biblical worship and teaching.

   I hope this helps.  If you have further question please.   If I can help answers question you may have please write.   cpabrams3@gmail.com
   I pray that the Lord will direct you to a good sound biblical church.
Cooper Abrams
Romans 12:1-2

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Independent Fundamental Baptist missionary and pastor, ThB, MBS, and PhD as of May 28, 2013. I began pastoring in 1981, and have taught in churches, a Bible college, and a Bible Institute. I have written numerous articles on various subjects from a biblical perspective and many are posted on my web site Bible Truth ( http://www.bible-truth.org ). Bible Truth receives over one hundred and forty thousand visiters per month. Since 1998 I have answered Bible related questions via e-mail. My answers are straight forward and biblical. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE -----DO NOT ASK A QUESTION AND THEN NOT READ THE ANSWER! ABOUT FOUR IN TEN QUESTIONS ASKED ARE NEVER READ. I FREELY GIVE MY TIME TO GIVE HELPFUL ANSWERS. OFTEN THE ANSWER WILL REQUIRE AS MUCH AS A HOUR OR MORE TO RESEARCH AND THEN TO FORMULATE THE REPLY. IF YOU SEND A QUESTION PLEASE BE THOUGHTFUL ENOUGH TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT. MOST PEOPLE DO...BUT ALL SHOULD. THANKS

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I have been a pastor since 1981 and a Independent Baptist missionary church planter since 1986. I have seen the Lord establish four Bible believing churches in Utah. My web site Bible Truth ( http:\\bible-truth.org ) continues to grow presently over 7,000 visiters per day. The materials on the web site are mostly written by myself and contain sermons, Bible commentaries, articles on various biblical subjects.

Organizations
I am pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Tremonoton, Utah (http://calvarybaptchurch.org)

Publications
- Appeared on Grizzly Adams DVD documentary "End Times: How Close Are We?" (http://www.grizzlyadams.com/Public/ChristianDVDs/index.cfm?productID=49). - Article "Are Mormons Christians" "O Timothy Magazine" Way of Life Literature (http://www.wayoflife.org/files/9959c77e05b303248173195e72476459-60.html)

Education/Credentials
ThB (Bachelor Degree in Theology) Piedmont Bible College, Winston-Salem, NC. MBS (Mastor of Biblical Studies) Piedmont Baptist College, Winston-Salem, NC. PhD (Bible) Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, Dothan, AL

Awards and Honors
Graduated Suma Com Laude with PhD Religion - Bible Major, Bethany Divinity College and Seminary - 2013

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