Baptists Believe -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Central Bible Quarterly
Volume: CENQ 03:4 (Winter 1960)
Article: Baptists Believe
Author: Anonymous

Baptists Believe

The BIBLE is God-breathed and the final authority in faith and practice.

(II Timothy 3:16–17)

CHRIST alone can save from sin and this is by personal faith in Him and not merely a mental acceptance of facts about Christ.

(Gal. 3:26)

The PRIESTHOOD of all believers whereby we have the right to direct access to God, through the atoning work of Christ. No church, man, or decree can come between the believer and His Lord.

(I Pet. 2:9)

BELIEVERS should be baptized because they are saved and not in order to be saved.

(Matthew 3:7–9).

  1. We enter Christ by faith.

(Ephesians 2:8–9).

  1. Christ enters us by the indwelling Holy Spirit.

(Romans 8:9, Col. 1:24–27)

ORDINANCES of Baptism and Lord’s Supper are in obedience to the Lord’s command and have no part in salvation.

(Acts 8:36–39, I Corin. 11:26)

The organized CHURCH is in independent, local, spiritual democracy of saved members only. Its government demands complete separation of church and state. No outsider or council can dictate to the local church.

(Acts 2:47)

SOUL LIBERTY is a universal inalienable human right with the liberty of conscience and the rights of free religious convictions.

(James 1:25, 2:12)

The literal RESURRECTION of the body, at the Lord’s literal, physical return.

(I Corinthians 15:12–57)

HEAVEN is the home of the redeemed and eternal torments the abode of the unsaved.

(Luke 16:19–31, John 14:1–3)

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