IbaDirect.com is a resource of materials written by Independent Baptist Authors. We are proud to promote the doctrine that our Baptist forefathers have carried throughout the centuries of time and delivered to us through the Word of God. It is not our intention to stir a fight with anyone, but this resource is distinctly Baptist and thus all authors listed here must confirm the following beliefs to list their materials on this site. This doesn’t mean that you will agree with everything that is contained in their writings but on these basic doctrinal positions you can be assured that they are in agreement.
Beliefs in Brief
To list material on this site we ask that you agree with the following doctrinal statement and affirm that you are an Independent Fundamental Bible Believing Baptist.
1. We believe the Authorized King James Bible is the Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible and preserved Word of God for English speaking people and use it exclusively. We accept the Bible as the supreme and only authority in faith and life. We do not however hold the Ruckman position of double inspiration.
2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe that the Genesis account of creation is to be accepted literally, not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s own image and was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species.
4. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of Mary, a virgin, and is true God and true man.
5. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God and literal eternal judgment in Hell and the Lake of fire: and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and, in the case of those who reach the age of moral responsibility, are sinners in thought, word and deed.
6. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
7. We believe that Salvation is by grace through faith without the addition of any works. We believe that repentance is necessary to salvation. We reject the doctrinal errors of both Calvinism and Arminianism. We believe in both the response of man, and the sovereignty of God, that when man chooses to accept salvation, he is kept by the power of God unto the day of redemption (eternal security).
8. We believe in believers only baptism, that baptism by immersion is an answer of good conscious toward God. That salvation and scriptural baptism are requirements to membership in the Local New Testament Church, but that baptism holds no saving power.
9. That the Church of our Lord is a viable, local, self governing body of believers who have been baptized and that there are only two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s supper, both of which are administered only to believers. We reject the doctrine of the universal church.
10. We believe that upon salvation the believer is sealed and indwelled by the Holy Spirit of God. We are non charismatic, and do not believe that speaking in tongues, or signs and wonders are actively being used by the Holy Spirit of God today.
11. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as High Priest and Advocate. We believe as well that because of His bodily resurrection we will also be bodily raised and given a new glorified body to live with Him forever
12. We are dispensational in theology and believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the saints and a Pre-millinal return of Christ to set up His literal Kingdom on this earth.
If you are in agreement with these doctrinal positions then we invite you to list your materials on this site. If you are looking for materials written from these doctrinal positions then you have found your home. We look forward to being a resource for both those whom God has gifted to write as well as those who are looking for doctrinally sound Baptist writings.