Baptist Distinctives

EBC Manifesto, Article XI: Principled Ecumenism

EBC Manifesto, Article XI: Principled Ecumenism

MATTHEW Y. EMERSON AND R. LUCAS STAMPS: We believe that all Christians should pray for and seek Christian unity across ecclesial and denominational lines and that Baptists should not reflexively reject principled, ecumenical dialogue with other Christian traditions.

EBC Manifesto, Article IV: Baptist Distinctives

EBC Manifesto, Article IV: Baptist Distinctives

MATTHEW Y. EMERSON AND R. LUCAS STAMPS: We affirm the distinctive contributions of the Baptist tradition as a renewal movement within the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. These distinctives include the necessity of personal conversion, a regenerate church, believers’ baptism, congregational governance, and religious liberty.