Church baptist dating
The word “Independent” means that the church is not a member of any council, convention or is a part of any hierarchy outside the local congregation.An Independent Baptist Church would not be apart of a national organization that would exercise authority over the local church.Thus, the name “independent” means that the church patterns itself after the New Testament example and stands alone under the authority of the Bible. The Independent Baptist church has a congregational form of government with each member having the right of the vote and all the affairs of the churches are conducted by the local congregation following the guidelines of the New Testament.Independent churches have no organized organization over them in authority. Independent Fundamental Baptist churches have fellowship one with the other and often cooperate in such things as evangelism.
Others have to a lesser degree compromised the Word of God by their teaching, practices and church polity trying to confront to popular religious tends.Biblically neither Deacons or Trustees are a governing body, or a “board,” but titles of special appointed servants who serve at the will of the pastor and congregation.In a biblical church the pastor is the “overseers” or leaders of the congregation.It originally applied through the 1700’s to Lutherans, and Anglicans.Later Presbyterians, Episcopalians and Methodist were added to the lists of Protestants denominations.
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.