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Baptists and Ministry

“Inasmuch as ye have done it
unto one of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me.”
Matthew 25:40
One of the ways that Baptists strive to live out their faith is by ministering to the total needs of people.

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“Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things
grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
From him the whole body, joined and held together
by every supporting ligament, grows and builds
itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

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Baptists and Education

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge:
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
 
Proverbs 1:7
 

Baptists believe in making Christian education available for all persons and deliver it in a multitude of ways. They support Christian education with their money,

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Baptists: Separation of Church and State

“Render therefore unto Caesar the things
which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”
Matthew 22:21

 
Speaking from the steps of the United States Capitol in 1920 to 15,000 people in the open air, Texas Baptist pastor George W.

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Baptists: Champions of Religious Freedom

“… ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty
for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”

Galatians 5:13

The renowned Baptist pastor George W. Truett (1867-1944) in a sermon on Baptists and religious liberty cited the American historian George Bancroft as having said,

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Baptists: Applying the Gospel

“… And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Baptists declare that Christians have a responsibility both to share the gospel and to apply it to all of life. 

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Baptists and Missions

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
Matthew 28:19-20
Baptists throughout the world are committed to missions and evangelism.

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Baptists and Evangelism

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:17

Baptists are committed to evangelism, to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ so that others might believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior. Commitment to evangelism as a priority is evident in practically every aspect of Baptist life.

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Baptists: Worship

“O come, let us worship….”
Psalms 95:6
“That Baptists are a ‘free church people’
finds expression in the wide variety of
worship practices in their churches….”
William R. Estep,
Why Baptists? A Study of Baptist Faith and Heritage

The word “worship”

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Two Church Officers: Pastors and Deacons

“Paul and Timothy, the servants
of Jesus Christ, to all the saints
in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi,
with the bishops and deacons.”
Philippians 1:1

“The officers in a local New Testament
church are pastors and deacons (Phil. 1:1).

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