Salem Creek

The Salem Association of Predestinarian Baptists, located in Boone and surrounding counties, was formed in 1840 of six churches, which had split off from the North Bend Association, because the anti-mission churches could not control that body. They adopted a hyper-Calvinistic creed, and declared their unqualified opposition to all missionary and benevolent causes. The North Bend Association, having been freed “from the spirit of contention,” by having been separated from these churches, was “granted a gracious revival.”


from Frank M. Masters’ 1953 History of Baptists in Kentucky.

Predestinarianism, very oversimplified, is the belief that nothing you do matters. Whether or not your bound for heaven or hell has been determined before your were born, so you should lead a good and moral life. More at Wikipedia.