Below, are some basic doctrines that Independent, Unaffiliated Baptist churches hold to. To our knowledge, the churches that we've included on this site hold to these beliefs. 
  1. BIBLE: The Authorized, King James Version is God's Word for English-speaking people.
  2. SALVATION: Salvation is received through repentance, and faith in the finished work of Christ upon the cross. Salvation is offered freely to all, and once it is received, it can never be lost. This excludes both Calvinism and Arminianism. 
  3. BAPTISM: Baptism is a step of obedience that follows salvation, and is a pre-requisite to church membership. True New Testament Baptist churches only receive baptism from churches of like-faith and practice. 
  4. THE LORD'S SUPPER: The Lord's Supper is a local church ordinance, and is only to be partaken of by the members of the administering church (closed communion). The elements of the Lord's Supper are: 1) Unleavened Bread, and 2) The Fruit of the Vine (grape juice - not alcohol). 
  5. THE CHURCH: The New Testament church is both local and visible in nature, and is made up of saved people, who have submitted to scriptural baptism. The first church was founded by Christ during His earthly ministry with the calling out of the twelve apostles. It's officers are pastors, evangelists (missionaries) and deacons. There is no such thing as a "universal, invisible church." Biblical Baptist churches (though under various names) have been in existence since the earthly ministry of Christ, and will continue to be in existence until the Rapture. True New Testament Baptist Churches are Independent and not affiliated with any conventions, associations, or organized fellowships. 
  6. END TIMES: The next event on God's timeline is the Pre-Millenial, Pre-Tribulational rapture of the saints of all ages. After the rapture, there will be a seven year tribulation period, followed by the Millenial Reign of Christ.   
  7. SEPARATION: Christians should separate from the world, and strive to live a godly life, that is pleasing in God's sight. And churches should separate themselves from doctrinal heresy. 
  8. MISSIONS: Biblical mission work consists of evangelizing the lost, planting Independent, Unaffiliated Baptist churches, and training men for the ministry. Missionaries should be sent out under the authority of a Scriptural Baptist church.  Mission boards and clearinghouses are para-church organizations, and have no Scriptural place in the sending or supporting of missionaries.   
This brief statement of faith does not exhaust the doctrinal beliefs of Independent, Unaffiliated Baptist churches. However, these are some basic doctrinal positions that Independent, Unaffiliated Baptist churches hold to.  
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