The Baptist Distinctive’s

 

Biblical Authority

(Psalm 19:1-11; 119:9-16; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

 

Autonomy of the Local Church 

(Matthew 18:15-17; Acts 15:22; Ephesians 1:22, 4:15)

 

Priesthood of the Believer 

(Hebrews 10; 13:15-16; 1 Peter 2:9)

 

Two Ordinances:

1. Baptism 

(Matt. 28:18-20; Acts. 2:41-47; Rom. 6:1-10)

2. Lord’s Table 

(1 Cor. 11:17-34)

 

Individual Soul Responsibility 

(Romans 14:12)

 

Saved, Baptized, Separated Church Membership 

(Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13)

 

Two Offices: 

1. Pastor 

(1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-9

2. Deacon 

(Acts 6:3; l Timothy 3:8-13)

 

Security of the Believer 

(John 10:22-30; 1 John 1:5-9; 5:10-13)