Independent Baptist Church

So, What Is An Independent, Fundamental Church?

It is a church that is self-governing. Some people think an “independent” church is a strange phenomenon. This is possibly due to the many denominational groups of churches that exist. Yet, independent churches have existed since apostolic times and were predominated in that era. The independent church is governed by the people who support and give to its ministry. It is their church directed by the Holy Spirit (Acts 13:1-2). Such a church does not cave under the political and spiritual climate of any higher organization. The people in-house know of whom that are not qualified to be in spiritual leadership. They choose their own officers and Pastor.

It is a church that is Bible-centered. A fundamental church is Bible-centered and bases all it’s teaching on the scriptures. The word “fundamental” has at times been used to denote a racial position. However, that is far from its true meaning. We believe the “fundamental” (basic) truths are taught in the scripture. For example, the Bible is the Word of God, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, He was born of the “Virgin” Mary, and He died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead. These are important truths in the Bible for all to know and to become saved. A fundamental Church stands in agreement with the Holy Scriptures. An Independent Fundamental Church bases its teachings and decisions on the Bible. If that is racial, we make no apology!

If you would like more detailed information on this subject we would be happy to forward a more detailed booklet. Just visit us at Dover First Baptist Church or call the office at 832-3770.

We endeavor to be a Friendly Church with the Bible message. That message includes these four spiritual truths.

  1. You need to be saved: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) “…Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)
  2. You cannot save yourself: “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us…” (Titus 3:5)
  3. Jesus Has provided for your salvation: “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (Peter 2:24)
  4. You must accept Jesus for salvation: “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” (Acts 16:31) “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10: 9-10)

Friend, if you are unsaved I trust you will receive Christ as your Savior. …Now is the Time to Accept Jesus as Savior. “…Behold, now is the day of salvation.” (1 Corinthians 6:2)