I have been thinking lately about labels and the associations they afford. Do labels mean anything? What happens when they get so polluted that they are virtually meaningless? What happens when two dissimilar groups or people use the same label to describe themselves? Does a label get defined by the extreme that uses it, causing all who use it to be guilty by association?
All of the links below lead to groups or individuals who would use labels like Baptist, independent, and fundamental. Should they all be lumped together? Help me decide.
John R. Rice's Sword of the Lord
Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church
The General Association of Regular Baptist Churches