Why this book? Ecumenism has gained a foothold in many of our churches today. When revealed for what it is, Ecumenism cannot stand. Bible-believing, Baptist people love God and His Word, they strive to be obedient to it and when taught what God says about Ecumenism, they reject it with biblical conviction.
The authors believe that God has spoken in His Word, and it is the responsibility of believers to be obedient. We also believe there are consequences to despising or disregarding God’s Word.
Because of these beliefs this work is divided into two books. Book one, explains and defends the Baptist Distinctives. Book two, demonstrates how our doctrinal distinctives promote purity and provide mission for our churches.
In Why Baptist? we cite great Baptist leaders of the past believing they have much to teach us in our day, but our authority is not church leaders or confessions of faith. Our authority is the pure Word of God, the Bible. It is our prayer that this book will be a help to pastors and churches everywhere to the glory of God.