The name Fundamental Independent Baptist is of recent origin and came into being because many modern day Baptist churches compromising the Word of God and teaching and practicing false doctrines.
There were however, many Baptists who loved the Word of God and held true to it and refused to abandon teaching the New Testament.
The name Independent Fundamental Baptist Church is used traditionally by churches which pattern themselves strictly after the example of the early church as found in the New Testament.
Today the name Baptist is used by many churches who are not truly following the teachings of the New Testament.
3:8-13) are appointed from the local congregation and approved by the majority vote.
” But they should not be confused with Fundamental Baptists. Many of the TV evangelists and all of the Charismatic and Pentecostal churches promote teachings which are not Biblical.
They will not engage in joint meetings, or evangelistic endeavors, with Protestants, Catholics, or other doctrinally unsound church groups, who do not hold to the fundamental teachings of the New Testament. Fundamental Independent Baptists church will remain separate from these churches as well as other Baptists groups who participate with the unscriptural churches.
They practice the Biblical teachings of separation as stated in Ephesians , which says, “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Though many people including Webster’s Dictionary refers Baptists as being Protestants, it is not correct to refer to them as such or to lump all non-Catholic denominations in one group and label them Protestant.
Historically, Baptists were never a part of the Roman Catholic Church or the Protestant Reformation and therefore can not be correctly called “protestors” or Protestants.