Independent Baptist Network affirms the following beliefs:


  1. Verbal, plenary inspiration of Scripture, rendering it infallible and inerrant
  2. Complete preservation of Scripture down through the ages
  3. One Triune God, revealed in the Persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  4. Literal six day creation
  5. Deity, virgin-birth, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ
  6. Total depravity of man
  7. Salvation by grace alone through faith alone in the substitutionary death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
  8. Security of the believer
  9. Local church as the center of God’s program in this present age
  10. Male headship in the church and home
  11. Marriage is between one man and one woman
  12. Cessation of the sign gifts
  13. Premillennial return of Jesus Christ
  14. Literal heaven and hell

Baptist Distinctives

  • Bible, the sole authority of faith and practice
  • Regenerated and immersed church membership
  • Autonomy of the local church
  • Priesthood of the believer
  • Soul liberty
  • Immersion and the Lord’s Supper, the only two ordinances
  • Separation of church and state
  • Separation: ethically and ecclesiastically

    (After Dr. Richard Weeks. Read more here.)