What's a Baptist?

The eight doctrines discussed on these pages are commonly known as
"The Biblical Distinctives of Baptists."  Anyone who holds these doctrines to be true can be said to be "baptistic" even if they call themselves by another denominational name.  These doctrines are arranged in an order which, interestingly, makes an acrostic that spells "BAPTISTS."

 Biblical Authority
 Autonomy of the Local Church
 Priesthood of Every Beliiever
 Two Ordinances for every Church
 Individual Soul Liberty
 Saved, Baptized Church Membership
 Two Officers
 Separation of Church and State