American Baptist Concerns (short)

1. We strongly emphasize the Lordship of Christ and encourage individuals to come to know Him directly and give their faith and lives to Him.

2. We respect the Bible so highly that we look to it for authoritative guidance in all matters spiritual and moral.

3. We emphasize the freedom of the individual conscience before God.

4. We commit ourselves to love and care for our neighbors and those in need, whether they are Christian or not.

5. We practice independence of the local church.

6. We defend the separation of church and state.

7. We seek cooperation with other American Baptist churches and agencies and with all others who work for the welfare of our community and world.