As a Biblical People, we affirm the historical Baptist confession that “the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is our sole authority for faith and practice.” All decisions, actions, teachings and lifestyles must conform to the Truth of God found in the Holy Scriptures.
As a Confessing People, Baptists have periodically constructed Confessions of Faith, to more clearly outline the faith position of a particular people at a specific time. Baptists have no formal creeds and require no adherence to a particular faith statement except that found in Scripture. The following New Hampshire Confession of Faith was written and adopted by the Board of the Baptist Convention of New Hampshire on January 15, 1833 and recommended for adoption to the churches in New Hampshire. Through its publication in church manuals, this confession became the most widely disseminated confessional declaration of Baptists in America. It has been reasserted or adopted by several groups in the Twentieth Century, most recently (with some revisions) by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1925. It was also the doctrinal statement adopted by the newly formed General Association of Regular Baptists in 1933. Taken from Lumpkin, Baptist Confessions of Faith, pp. 361-367. The material enclosed in brackets is text added by J. Newton Brown in 1853.
BAPTIST CONFESSIONS OF FAITH:
- Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689
- London Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689
- Philadelphia Baptist Confession of Faith, 1742
- New Hampshire Confession of Faith, 1833
BAPTIST CATECHISM: Baptist Catechism, 1689
CHURCH COVENANT: Church Covenant
POLICY STATEMENTS & RESOLUTIONS