What We Believe

Antioch Baptist Church subscribes to The Baptist Faith and Message, adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963. The SBC committee said in part:

Baptists emphasize the soul’s competency before God, freedom in religion, and the priesthood of the believer. However, this emphasis should not be interpreted to mean that there is an absence of certain definite doctrines that Baptists believe, cherish, and with which they have been and are now closely identified. It is the purpose of this statement of faith and message to set forth certain teachings which we believe.

The 17 sections of The Baptist Faith and Message are listed below with links to the complete text of each section.

  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