Beliefs of original Baptists
The above beliefs are from the original Baptists. Folks died for these beliefs, with the first being Thomas Helwys. They (should) define those who call themselves Baptist today.
Some observations: The word "freedom" is frequently used to describe their origination. As Baptists were born from the Separatists family in response to the state-controlled and uniform Anglican church, we as Baptists must question the installation of uniformity within our denominations. We must truly respect individuals' right to intrepret Scripture and respect local churches to handle their own affairs. Additionally, we must not elevate the office of pastor so high that these original beliefs are endangered.
I'll expound more upon these points at a later time. I just got excited when I found the exact reasons I call myself a traditional Baptist instead of the Southern Baptist label I embraced up until recently.