Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches?
Independent fundamental baptist churches as the name suggests are churches that
- Are Independent from other churches (although will often have fellowship with like minded churches).
- Are Fundamental in nature by taking a strict separation from the world and any church not associated with the Independent Baptist name.
- Interpret the scripture literally. They claim to interpret based on the historical-grammatical context, but if a literal interpretation “makes good sense then that is the understanding they take from Scripture.
- Are conservative in their world view. Their women often wear gender specific clothing and below-knee-length skirts, and the men wear collared shirts.
- Sing from the traditional hymn books.
- Will often only use only the King James Version of the Bible.
What are doctrinal beliefs of Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches?
- The church is made up of saved, baptized believers. Membership in the local church requires first putting personal trust in Jesus, which produces regeneration, and baptism by immersion.
- The Bible is the authority in all matters of faith and practice. They get their doctrines solely from the Scripture and not based on tradition or denominational preference.
- The priesthood of believers. This means that each christian has the ability to interact with God on his or her own without the need of a priest or pastor.
- Separation of church and state. IFB churches believe that no one has authority over the church except Jesus Christ. The IFB rejects any governmental authority over the operation of the church.
How do I find Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches?
To find Independent Fundamental Baptist churches you can go on the following websites: