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The Baptist Faith and Message

A Statement Adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention

On June 14, 2000, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a revised summary of the Southern Baptist faith. The committee's report says in part:

Baptists cherish and defend religious liberty, and deny the right of any secular or religious authority to impose a confession of faith upon a church or body of churches. We honor the principles of soul competency and the priesthood of believers, affirming together both our liberty in Christ and our accountability to each other under the Word of God.

The report (linked in its' entirety below) seeks to "identify and affirm certain definite doctrines that Baptists believe, cherish, and with which they have been ... closely identified."

The Baptist Faith and Message (Adopted 14 June 2000)
Preamble Previous Versions
1. The Scriptures
2. God
3. Man
4. Salvation
5. Gods Purpose of Grace
6. The Church
7. Baptism and the Lord's Supper
8. The Lord's Day
9. The Kingdom
10. Last Things
11. Evangelism and Missions
12. Education
13. Stewardship
14. Cooperation
15. The Christian and the Social Order
16. Peace and War
17. Religious Liberty
18. The Family
Committee's Introductory Letter Committee's Response to Comments

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