Placing our faith wholly in the Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation, believing in the teachings and practices of the Baptists and in those distinctive principles for which they have stood, namely:

(1) The preeminence of [Jesus] Christ as our Divine Lord and Master; 

(2) The [Holy Scriptures as] supreme rule of faith and practice;

(3) The right of private interpretation and the competency of the individual soul in direct approach of our Heavenly Father;

(4) The absolute separation of Church and State;

(5) The symbolic Ordinances of believer’s baptism and the observance of the Lord’s Supper in obedience to the command of Christ;

(6) A church membership consisting of regenerate people;

(7) The complete independence of the local church and its interdependence in association fellowship with other Baptist churches;

(8) The solemn obligation of majority rule, guaranteeing equal rights to all and special privilege to none;

(9)The spiritual harmony and unity of all believers, for which the Master prayed;

(10) A world-wide program of missionary evangelism in obedience to the final command of Jesus.