The Old Testament contains two passages that prophesy a coming time when all of God’s people will be priests (Exodus 19:5-6, Isaiah 61:5-6). The New Testament says those prophecies are fulfilled in the Christian church. 1 Peter 2:4-10 is the most explicit text, and Christians are called priests in five passages in the Revelation.1
Texas Baptists historically have honored individual freedom and accountability. We believe the following:
The doctrine of the priesthood of each and all believers influences Baptist convictions regarding believer’s baptism, local church autonomy, congregational government, religious liberty, and separation of church and state.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
– 1 Timothy 2:5