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What does the description of an “Independent Fundamental Baptist” Church mean?

Firstly, I agree with Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980) that there's no such thing as “The Baptist Church.” The Body of Christ is composed of believers from Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist and numerous other Christian denominations. In fact, most Christian believers AREN'T part of any denomination.

Billy Sunday was a mighty Presbyterian minister in his time. J. Vernon McGee also was a faithful man of God within the Presbyterian denomination and a great Bible scholar during his lifetime. Thank God for these great men.

Also, within the Methodist denomination are many faithful Christians today who love the Lord and are serving Christ.

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INDEPENDENT

This simply means that the church stands alone, free of any governing denomination, convention or council. A prime example of the dangers of belonging to a convention is seen in the apostate Southern Baptist Convention. Thousands of Southern Baptist Churches didn't baptize a single convert last year. Many such churches have adopted a false gospel of Lordship Salvation. After an 8-year ban against Walt Disney's hideous “Gay Day,” leaders at the Southern Baptist Convention gave in to pressure from member churches to lift the ban, so their members could attend Disney World. This is where Christianity is at in America today, and it's a sad commentary.

The church which Jesus Christ founded in His earthly life and ministry is commonly referred to as the “New Testament Church.” The Book of Acts gives us an example to follow concerning how to run the church today. They were a soulwinning church, doing public visitation (Acts 20:20). There was no convention to pay dues to, or answer to, or to rely upon for spiritual guidance while making crucial decisions. I'd be embarrassed if I were a pastor who needed approval from a convention on the workings of my ministry. Phooey on governing bodies! Every church ought to be independent, answering to God alone, hopefully pastored by a genuine man of God who walks with God.

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FUNDAMENTAL

This simply means that the church abides by the Fundamental teachings of Christianity, i.e., the Doctrine of Christ . . . “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son” (2nd John 1:9). This includes the Deity of Christ, the Godhead (Trinity), the Virgin Birth, the Physical Blood Sacrifice of Jesus, His Sinless life, Christ's Death upon the cross, His Burial and Bodily Resurrection, Salvation by grace through faith Without Works, a Hell that burns with fire, a Literal Heaven, the Eternal Punishment of the Damned and other fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.

“Fundamental” means avoided new and strange doctrines that are foreign to the Historical Christian faith. Many authors today are claiming new insights into the Scriptures, the alleged discovery of missing books of the Bible, and other bogus claims against the Christian faith. A prime example is the blasphemous DaVinci Code which portrays Jesus Christ as a failure who had an adulterous relationship with Mary Magdalene. Other frauds are the Gospel of Judas and the Book of Enoch. Benny Hinn teaches strange doctrines. One such teaching of Hinn's is that each member of the Godhead is subdivided into three more persons, totaling NINE. These are weird and unscriptural doctrines.

By attending an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church, you're not likely to hear strange new doctrines; but rather, the fundamental teachings of the Word of God.

BAPTIST
As mentioned earlier, there is NO such thing as “The Baptist Church”; however, I am personally convinced that Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches—who use only the King James Bible—and go door-to-door soulwinning regularly—and the pastor preaches against sin—and the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word are uplifted—come closest to the New Testament Church as taught in the Scriptures.

David J. Stewart, Jesus Is Savior 9 Comments [11/14/2017 9:12:08 AM]
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SomeApe

Wow, he managed to keep his mind off Taylor Swift through the whole quote. We're *sniff* so proud of you, Davey..

11/14/2017 9:44:39 AM

Kanna

Thousands and thousands of Christian sects - but yours is the only "true" one, right? I guess everybody CAN have his own "facts".

11/14/2017 10:57:28 AM

SomeApe

@Kanna:

Yes. But in these cases, it's written: FACTS!!11!

11/14/2017 11:09:50 AM

Titania

Oh Stewie, what hole did you crawl into for all that time? I guess we'll just call you a funnymentalist.

@Kanna
That no true Scotsman, again.

11/14/2017 11:22:02 AM

creativerealms

This boring for Davie.

11/14/2017 11:30:58 AM

Thinking Allowed

Welcome back Dave. It's nice to see you're still being an asshole.

11/14/2017 12:52:53 PM

Anon-e-moose

Well, you're 'independent': of the Baptist churches on Guam who threw you out for your behaviour within such, and of course...:



...beyond.

And what normal, sane man would even think of doing what you did: which resulted in no doubt one of the reasons why said Baptist churches on Guam made them independent of you?

Ergo, proof that you cannot spell 'Christian Fundamentalist' without the word Mental.

11/14/2017 7:30:01 PM

creativerealms

Dan Brown isn't finding new interpretations of scripture he is trying to get people to doubt religion. He may be an atheist. His latest book takes on creation vs evolution with Brown on the side of evolution.

11/14/2017 8:43:25 PM

Canadiest

You forgot to list your method of witnessing.

Shit throwing doctrine,
Bearing false witness and lying for profit and kicks,
Shit Bible in/ shit preaching out
and
Obsession with people who are in every way, thought and deed, your betters.


Get a real job Dave.

11/15/2017 4:10:03 AM

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