The Issue The Baptist Union has circulated a survey about sexuality: The specific issue under discussion is as follows: Our current Ministerial Recognition Rules for Accredited Ministers are clear that any sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage is deemed gross… Read More »Homosexuality and Christian Ministers
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Language is powerful. Our intentional choice of words and their combination can simultaneously give insight into our view points and influence the points of view of others. At times language choice has changed over time to try and put across… Read More »The Power and Use of Language (Part 1): I am an affirming Baptist
The current Declaration of Principle was adopted in 1906 as a basis for our union. Amended in 1938, it still preserves our ecclesiology today. This article will concern itself with the first clause: That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,… Read More »The Declaration of Principle and Sexual Ethics.
The Declaration of Principle and the Baptist Way of Being Church The Declaration of Principle (DoP) is the basis of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BU). It is in large part a description of aspects of the Baptist understanding… Read More »Baptist Ecclesiology and the National Accreditation of Ministers
The Baptist Union’s Declaration of Principle (DoP), the basis of our union, is a very significant statement, and it deserves our commitment and respect. Its three clauses draw extensively on Scripture, including Matthew 28.19, John 1.14, 1 Corinthians 15.3 –… Read More »The Declaration of Principle and Biblical Interpretation with Notes on Same-Sex Marriage*
Baptists are inherently Evangelical. Every Baptist Church, which is a part of our Baptist Union, has at some stage of its development, freely chosen to opt into a mutual understanding of what it means to be churches in covenant together.… Read More »Baptists are inherently Evangelical.