Why is the word “Primitive” in your name?

In modern usage, Primitive carries some rather negative connotations. But when first applied to Baptists in the early 1800s, it simply meant original, and was used to identify those holding to the earliest Apostolic traditions. We continue to employ Primitive today to denote a passion for maintaining the simple, untarnished teachings and practices of the New Testament church, and for rediscovering the spirit and fervor of first century Christianity.

Any name by which we’re known, though, pales in comparison to the name we bear. We are, first and foremost, Christians: we fly the banner of our Great King, the Lord Jesus Christ, whose name is exalted high above all others.

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