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TFTBMI   P.O. Box 91207   Chattanooga, TN. 37412                       423.637.9327

…that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.  

III John 1:8  

Truth for Today Baptist Missions

A ministry of  Fellowship Baptist Church in East Ridge, Tennessee.

- that the King James Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God. In the English language,it is the only version used by our missionaries.

- in one Triune God, eternally existing in three Persons-Father,Son and Holy Sprit; co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature and co-equal in power and glory having the same attributes and perfections.

- in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power; that He concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of men; He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from eternal death and from hell all that come to Him through Jesus Christ.

- in the absolute Deity of Jesus Christ; His eternal existence as God; His incarnation by means of the virgin birth; that He is without sin; His vicarious death through the shedding of His blood as an atonement for the remission of our sins; His literal bodily resurrection from the dead; His ascension; His present high priestly ministry in heaven for believers and in His bodily,personal, imminent, pre-tribulational, pre-millennial return.

- that the Holy Spirit is of the same substance and nature as the Father and Son; that He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement; that He bears witness to the truth; that He is the agent of the new birth; that He baptizes all true believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sanctifying all of them, sealing and thus securing them unto the day of redemption; that He endues, guides, teaches and helps all believers; that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit.

- that Satan, a fallen angel is a distinct and real personality; the god of this age; the adversary of Christ and of all believers; that his destiny is eternal punishment in the lake of fire.

- that man in the person in the first Adam was created in the image of God in innocence under the law of his maker, but who by reason of his voluntary sin fell from his high and holy state; that as a result the whole race plunged into condemnation and death so that now all men are born with a sinful nature; that all who reach the age of moral responsibility become willful sinners in thought, word and deed, and so are without excuse before God.

- that the justification of sinners is wholly of grace through faith in the blood sacrifice, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; that nothing prevents the salvation of a sinner but his own rejection of it; that all who receive Christ are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become children of God; that no rite, ceremony or work can avail one whit for the sinners salvation or make the believers salvation more secure; that Christ is the only and all sufficient Saviour; that all who are truly saved are kept forever; that all born again believers are part of the body of Christ which will meet when the rapture takes place.


- that sanctification for the believer is immediate upon acceptance of Christ as Saviour and progressive, continuing to the end of earthly life by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit through obedience to the Bible, prayer, soul winning and service to God.

- that the saved are called into a life of separation from religious apostasy and from a life of all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations.

- that Christ is the head of the church; that the local new testament church is composed of regenerated, baptized believers, voluntarily united together for the purpose of worship, edification, observance of the ordinances, fellowship and service; that the officers of the church are pastors and deacons whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the scriptures; that the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of the gospel of Christ to all men everywhere; that the church has right to self government, free from interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations, religious or political; that on all matters of membership, policy of government, discipline, and benevolence the will of each church is final; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel with each local church as the sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation.

- that there are only two ordinances for the local church, baptism and the Lord’s supper; that baptism is the burial of the believer in water, setting forth in symbol his union with Christ in death, burial and resurrection; that every believer should be baptized; that there is no saving power in water baptism; that it is an act of obedience by those who have already been saved.

-that we reject infant baptism as unscriptural.

-that marriage is a sacred institution established by God between a man and a woman. Genesis 1:26-28, 2:18-25, Matthew 19:3-9. Marriage is not the union of two men or two women, in fact, the union of two men or two women is an abomination to God. (Romans 1:22-32)

-In cases of  those engaged in immoral or illegal practices such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, child molestation, drunkenness, drug abuse, tobacco use and other unforeseen immoral behavior shall not be considered for admittance with TFTBMI.

Our Doctrine: We Believe… "Any church that is not  seriously involved in helping  fulfill the Great Commission  has forfeited its biblical right  to exist." Oswald J. Smith 1889-1986 "If a commission by an earthly  king is considered a honor,  how can a commission by a  Heavenly King be considered  a sacrifice?" David Livingstone
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