(On Larry King Live, January 22, 1997)
See video of Billy Graham saying he has "wonderful fellowship" with the Pope and Mormonism.
Larry King: "What do you think of Mormonism, Catholicism, other faiths within the Christian concept?"
Larry King: You like the Clintons.
The Belief in the Necessity of Personal Christian Experience
1. We believe that a personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, is essential for salvation (Rom. 5:1, 8:1, etc.) Baptists believe that the eternal quality of life is found through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and that nothing else is needed for that purpose.
2. We believe in the priesthood (or ministry) of all believers. (1 Tim. 2:5, 1 Pet. 2:4-9, Eph. 4:12, etc.) Baptists believe that all mature people are able to relate to God for themselves through faith in Jesus Christ and that it is their right to do so.
3. We believe that the believer's initiation into the Church of Jesus Christ is baptism by immersion, because-
4. We believe that the church is composed of believers in Christ, of those who share the Christian experience. (I Cor. 12:12-27, Eph.4:1-16) Baptists hold that all who believe in Christ are in His Church, and that local churches are groups of baptized believers united to worship God, to receive instruction in the faith, to enjoy supportive fellowship and to serve God and humanity as "the body of Christ".
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