New Testament Baptists


1. The church at Ephesus believed in the eternal deity and sonship of Jesus Christ, Ephesians 1:4.
So Do The People Called Fundamental Baptists.


2. This church at Ephesus believed and preached that Christ was the true and only head of the church. Ephesians 5:23-24.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


3. This church at Ephesus believed and taught that salvation was by grace through faith in Christ, not by works Ephesians 2:7-9.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


4. The church at Ephesus believed in one Lord, one faith, one baptism, Ephesians 4:5.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


5. The church at Ephesus believed Christ would be glorified in the church throughout all ages, therefore the church of the New Testament would endure, Ephesians 3:21.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


6. This church believed in a God-called, Spirit led ministry, Ephesians 4:11.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


7. The church at Ephesus believed in redemption through the blood of Christ, Ephesians 1:7.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


8. This church believed that the preaching of the gospel was indispensable to the salvation of the sinner, Ephesians 1:12-13.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


9. This church believed that sinners are totally depraved and are dead in trespasses and sins, Ephesians 2:1-3; 4-22.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


10. This church believed that the believer in Christ was sealed by the Holy Spirit when he believed in Christ, Ephesians 1:13.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


11. The early church at Rome believed in the triune God (Trinity), Romans 1:20.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


12. The early church at Rome believed in the Genesis account of the creation, Romans 1:20.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


13. This church believed the gospel was the power of God unto salvation, Romans 1:16-17.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


14. This early church at Rome believed that works had nothing to do with the saving of the soul, Romans 11:6; 4:5.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


15. This church believed and taught the fall of man as found in Genesis 3:1-7 - Romans 5:12-14.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


16. This church believed in the security of the believer in Christ and that nothing could separate him from the love of God, Romans 8:1-2; 33-39. "Once saved always saved."
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


17. This church believed baptism was by immersion and was for believers only, Romans 6:1-4.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


18. This church believed in the separation of church and state, Romans 13:1-2; Matthew 22:21.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


19. This church believed and taught the doctrine of a surrendered life, Romans 12.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


20. The church at Corinth believed the Lord's Supper was to be observed by the church only, and observed as a memorial to the death of Christ, not as a sacrament, 1 Corinthians 11:18-28.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


21. This church believed the blessed doctrine of the resurrection of the dead, I Corinthians 15.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


22. The church at Thessalonica believed in the rapture of believers from this earth into the presence of Christ, I Thessalonians 4:13-18.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


23. These churches of the New Testament believed in the verbal inspiration of the original Scriptures, that the Bible was and is the Word of God, 2 Timothy 3:16.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


24. These churches believed that the gates of hell could not prevail against them, Matthew 16:16-18.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


25. These churches believed and taught the doctrine of the new birth, "Ye must be born again," John 3:16; John 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


26. These churches believed there was only one gospel, Galatians 1:1-9. The gospel of the grace of God and the substitutionary atonement, Acts 20:24; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrew 9:11-15.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


27. These churches were democratic, self governing bodies, with all members voting on equal basis as brethren, Matthew 23:8-12; Acts 1:26; Romans 14:1; Galatians 6:1.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


28. The churches of the New Testament believed and taught the doctrine of personal and individual responsibility of the soul to God only, Romans 14:11-12.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


29.These original churches believed that the soul of the believer went directly to the presence of the Lord at death, NOT to some imaginary purgatory, Philippians 1:23; Luke 23:24; 2 Timothy 4:1-6.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


30. These New Testament churches recognized two offices and only two officers in the churches, Pastors or Bishops and Deacons, Philippians 1:1.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


31. These churches believed in the doctrine of church cooperation; that churches are to cooperate in carrying out their commission, 2 Corinthians 9:1-8; Philippians 4:15-16.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


32. These churches believed and preached the faith of Abraham as the faith of the gospel, Galatians 3:6-9; Romans 4:1-5.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


33. These churches accepted and preached the Abrahamic faith and stewardship in tithing, Hebrews 7:4-10.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


34. These early churches believed heaven was a prepared place for the people of God, John 14:1-6; Revelation 21:1-6.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.


35. These churches believed hell was a place prepared for the devil and his angels, and that all unbelievers would go there, Matthew 25:41-46; Revelation 21:8; Luke 16:22-24; Matthew 13:41-42.
So Do The Fundamental Baptists.



If you are a believer in Christ, how can you avoid being a Baptist?
-From The Baptist Pillar, by A.A. Davis
(Editor's Note: The above article could apply to Fundamental Baptists that are sound in doctrine & practice. It could not apply to those who have departed from the truth.)

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