Thoughts on the doctrinal statement put out by an Independent Fundamental Baptist College:
We believe the church was founded by Christ during His personal ministry and the church has had a continuous existence unto this day. We believe that the church is a local, visible body of believers, scripturally baptized and united on the principles of God’s word for the purpose of making, baptizing, and teaching disciples. (Mt. 16:18; 28:19-20; Eph. 3:21)
1.Jesus started a church in 30 A.D.
2.From this church that Jesus started in Jerusalem came other churches holding to the same tenants taught by Jesus Christ.
3.These churches “not called Baptist”, as of yet went into the dark ages.
4.During these days of the dark ages the protestants gave us our names of Anabaptist which means re-baptizers.
5.After the dark ages and protestant reformation the church that Jesus started is now called the Baptist church
6.Thus today the church started by Jesus is an Independent Baptist Church that holds the truths of the King James Bible.
These above principles are the stand and teaching of Bethel Baptist Church, and we are committed to hold to these truths. The time has come as Baptist to re-teach and re-emphasize that Jesus started a church in his earthly ministry, and that church is not a Catholic or Protestant church but an Independent Baptist Church.
Furthermore, any teaching beyond the 6 points above would not be a belief that we would divide the brethren over, nor would it be a point of contention. The subject of the church is called a mystery in the Bible, and indeed anything beyond the 6 basic tenants would be an even greater mystery. Some have said only Baptist are going to heaven, but yet the truth is that ALL who put their faith in Jesus Christ, whether Baptist or not, are on their way to heaven.
Here is the link: