The Bible alone is God's inspired, authoritative, and propositional revelation to man, and is the sole infallible rule of faith and practice.
and yet confessions of faith operate as subordinate authorities, and are useful tools to help us "grow in the grace and knowledge of our lord and savior jesus christ." (2 Peter 3:18)
Syracuse Baptist Church subscribes to the Baptist Faith and Message, as revised in the year 2000.
We also confess the three historic Trinitarian creeds: the Apostle's Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Definition of Chalcedon.
This video shows how very close the Southern Baptist Convention came to having its commitment to the full authority of the Bible hijacked by unbelievers within her ranks.
"Why do I choose to believe the Bible? It's a reliable collection of historical documents written by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses. They report supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies, and claim that their writings are divine rather than human in origin.”