The Biblical Distinctives of Baptists vs. The Fundamentals of the Faith
Before we get into our study of biblical distinctives of Baptists it is important to understand that there are some doctrines that are prized higher to biblical Baptists than the Baptist distinctives. These prized doctrines have been referred to as “the fundamentals of the faith”. In my view, the fundamental truths that all true Christians must affirm and contend for are:
The Bible alone is the complete Word of God and His final authority to mankind, the source of true Christian unity.
The Creator is the Triune God, co-equal; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Christ Jesus is God the Son, born of a virgin named Mary. He was fully God and fully man.
Jesus died on the cross, and shed His blood for the redemption of sinners. He was buried and rose from the dead and ascended into heaven physically.
Jesus Christ will return to this earth physically. (there may be some wiggle room on this for certain a-millennial schemes, but this Baptist holds to pre-trib, futuristic pre-mill, dispensational position)
These fundamentals should trump any name or label. I have given further details on this topic at the following links. Fundamentals of the Faith Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, and Conclusion. This blog, however, is devoted to the study of, and understanding of The Biblical Distinctives of Baptists. My hope is that it will be helpful in bringing into focus each topic discussed.
In His fellowship,