The Bible is our sole authority.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:15.
Since God’s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question when faced with a decision is “What does the Bible say?” We practice daily Bible reading, Bible Study, and Bible memorization. The Bible is the basis for all we believe.
The Autonomy of the local Church.
“Christ is the head of his Body, the Church. He is the source of the Body’s life…” Colossians 1:18
Christ is the recognised head of our church, not any person, group or religious organisation. While recognising the value of associating and cooperating with other groups of Christians, we believe every local Baptist Church should be self-governing, yet interdependent with other Churches and through the Baptist Union of Queensland.
The Priesthood of every believer.
“Christ loves us. And by his death he has freed us from our sins and made us a kingdom of priests to serve God.” Revelation 1:5,6.
“You are…the King’s priests…God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God.” 1 Peter 2:9 .
The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to ‘full-time’ Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation. We practise the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading.