lordreturnWhy have Baptists held so strongly to the exclusive Lordship of Christ? We have taken our stand on several basic convictions, including the following:

(1)  The Bible teaches the Lordship of Christ, and Baptists look to the Bible as their sole written authority for faith and practice.

(2)  The biblical teaching about soul competency demands that each individual Christian bow to no ultimate authority other than God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

(3)  The biblical emphasis on soul competency flows from the Lordship of Christ.

(4)  The New Testament model for a church is founded upon the Lordship of Christ; he alone is the head of the church.

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