We believe in …

1.      The trinity of one God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in essence, while distinct in personality and function Ex. 20:1-3; John 16:12-15; Matt. 28:19

2.     The direct creation of the universe without the use of pre-existent material and apart from any process of evolution, according to the literal Genesis account Gen.1:1-31; Ex. 20:11; Col.1:16-17; Heb. 11:3

3.     The deity of Christ: Rom. 1:3-4; John 1:1, 10:30

4.     The virgin birth of Christ:  Is. 7:14; Luke 1:35; John 1:14

5.     The personality of the Holy Spirit: John 16:7-15; Romans 8:9-15

6.     The supernatural and verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures: II Tim. 3:16; II Peter 1:19-21

7.     The substitutionary and blood atonement of Jesus Christ for the sin of man:  Heb. 9:22-28; I Peter 1:18-20; Romans 5:8

8.     The necessity of the new birth:  John 3:3-5, 16-18; I John 5:4-6

9.     Salvation as a gift of God that comes to us by grace alone, and is received through faith in the risen Lord Jesus, apart from our own works or merit:  John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8-9

10.    The security of the believer:  John 10:28-30; Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30

11.     The maintenance of good works:  Eph. 2:10; John 15:8,16; Titus 3:8,14; James 2:14-26

12.    The Church – His called out ones; Christ’s Body consisting of all born-again believers of the New Testament: Eph. 1:22-23; 5:23-32; Col.1:18

13.    The Local Church – His called out ones gathered in a specific place; that entity where, and through which, God has chosen to accomplish His work in this world: Acts 1:8, 2:41-47; Matt. 28:19-20

14.    The pretribulational rapture of The Church: I Thess. 4:13-18; I Cor. 15:51-58

15.    The literal, premillennial Second Coming of The Lord Jesus Christ: Acts 1:11; II Thess. 1:7-10; I John 3:2-3; Rev. 19:11-16

16..   The resurrection of the saved and the lost:  Matt. 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:4-6, 12-13

17.    The reality and personality of Satan:  Gen. 3:1-5; Luke 4:1-13; Rev. 2:9-10; 12:7-9, 20:1-3, 7-10

18.    The endless punishment of unbelievers: John 8:24; II Thess. 1:7-9; Rev. 14:10-11, 20:11-15, 21:7-8

19.    The endless blessedness of true believers: John 3:16, 5:24, 14:1-6; Romans 8:18; Rev. 21:1-7

20.    The local church and the ordinances:

– Baptism by immersion:  Acts 8:38, John 3:23, Matt. 28:19,20

The Lord’s Supper: Luke 22:19,20; I Cor. 11:23-31

21.    Allowing humility, grace, and love to guide us when situations arise involving differences, hurt feelings, or trespasses between us:  Matt. 5:21-24; 6:12-15; 18:15-17; Eph. 4:1-3,32; Phil. 2:1-4; Col. 3:12-15; I Cor. 6:1-8; I Corinthians 13

PLEASE NOTE:  If our doctrinal position would ever change, in any way, from that which is declared on this page, we would notify both The FITGM Advisory Board and all of our supporters.