Baptist Articles of Faith: Overview

The Baptist Articles of Faith are foundational doctrinal statements for the Baptist Church. Granted there are some variances from church to church; however, the essence of the articles is rather consistent. This page gives you a quick overview of what is offered on our site in regards to the Articles of Faith.

Articles of Faith: First Eight Articles with Scriptures Here you will find the text of the first eight Articles of Faith with scriptural supports. The following teachings provide scriptural reviews and practical pointers on living by the various articles:

- Articles of Faith: Teaching One Come learn what Baptists believe about the authority of scripture in article one and the supremacy of God in article two. It is noteworthy that Baptists start with the authority of scripture, as the means of knowing God and His will for our lives.

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Two Come learn what Baptists believe about the fall of man (i.e., humanity) in article three and the way of salvation in article four. To understand the absolute fall of humanity will help you appreciate our absolute need for a savior.

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Three Come learn what Baptists believe about justification in article five and the freeness of salvation in article six. When you hear Baptists talking about losing their salvation, it means they did not understand how they were justified or they were counting on the wrong thing for justification.

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Four Come learn what Baptists believe about grace in regeneration in article seven and repentance and faith in article eight. Our regeneration moves us to work on loving people and living right.

Articles of Faith: Second Eight Articles with Scriptures Here you will find the text of the second eight Baptist Articles of Faith with scriptural supports. The following teachings provide scriptural reviews and practical pointers on living by the various articles:

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Five Come learn what Baptists believe about God's purpose of grace in article nine and sanctification in article ten. For a person to say that he or she is a Baptist and therefore he or she doesn’t believe in sanctification shows a significant amount of ignorance about Baptist doctrine.

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Six Come learn what Baptists believe about the perseverance of saints in article eleven and the harmony of the Law and the Gospel in article twelve. Saying that one believes and is saved is not always true. The greatest evidence of true salvation is living, not talking.

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Seven Come learn what Baptists believe about the Gospel Church in article thirteen and baptism and the Lord’s Supper in article fourteen. Many churches have discord in them because they stray from doctrinal and Biblical principles. Baptists do not have sacraments, but we do reverence our two ordinances.

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Eight Come learn what Baptists believe about the Christian Sabbath in article fifteen and civil government in article sixteen. If there was an article of faith that I wish we would update it would be the confusing statement that we make about the Christian Sabbath. However, to understand our statement about civil government should explain our involvement in government and community improvement.

Baptist Articles of Faith: Third Eight Articles with Scriptures Here you will find the text of the third eight Baptist Articles of Faith with scriptural supports. The following teachings provide scriptural reviews and practical pointers on living by the various articles:

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Nine Come learn what Baptists believe about the righteous and the wicked in article seventeen and Christian education in article eighteen. There is no neutral with God. We need to become righteous through Christ. And we are strong advocates of general and Christian education.

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Ten Come learn what Baptists believe about social services in article nineteen and stewardship in article twenty. We are open to collaborating with others to improve the quality of life for especially the less fortunate. We further believe in our trusteeship of God’s world.

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Eleven Come learn what Baptists believe about evangelism and mission in article twenty one and the resurrection in article twenty two. Even an average student of Baptist doctrine can see the sin of claiming to be a good Baptist but not helping anyone. We further believe in a resurrection.

- Articles of Faith: Teaching Twelve Come learn what Baptists believe about the return of the Lord in article twenty three and the world to come in article twenty four. Our hope is not in the things of this word but in the return of the Lord. Furthermore, we believe that Heaven and Hell are real, not matter how old fashion the terms may sound.

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