Declaration of Truth
Jesus Christ is the only Son of God conceived of the Holy Spirit born of the virgin Mary. Through Him we are all children of God. (Luke 1:34-35; 1 John 4:9)
Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal life. By the repentance of sin His precious blood then washes away all unrighteousness through faith and profession of His resurrection. We are saved by grace through faith. (John 11:25-26; Acts 4:12)
The Truths outlined in scripture about Baptism's are submersion in water as a consummation to God that repentance has been established in a person’s heart. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38) The Baptism of the Holy Ghost with a divine utterance or tongue is clearly true. (Acts 1:5; Acts 2:4)
Holy Communion is set forth by Jesus Christ to be done often in remembrance of Him. Communion represents the atonement of His blood for our sin that was shed at Calvary creating a new Covenant. The Bread represents His body that was torn for our healing. (Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthian 11:23-26) However we do not condemn medical science.
Jesus Christ has promised to return for His true church and we know His coming is true, but any religious group or person predicting dates or times is a false minister of darkness and/or an occult or cult. We strongly rebuke all such tactics. (Matt. 24:26 and 36; Rev. 1:7)
The fivefold ministry established by Jesus Christ is alive and operating in the church today these are: (1) Apostle, (2) Prophet, (3) Evangelist (4) Pastor, and (5) Teacher. (Eph. 4:11-13)
The Gifts of the Spirit outlined in scripture is how a ministry of Jesus Christ is to operate and govern itself. The nine gifts being: Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith, Healing, Miracles, Prophecy, Discerning of Spirits, Multiple Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues. We believe in freedom of worship with every form of expression being done in decency and in order not drawing attention to oneself. (1 Cor. 12:8-11)
Government is ordained by God to punish evil and establish freedom of religion in every state and nation. We believe in the full Support of our military where ever they are at war. We are Patriots of a United States of America. We are not global citizens. The Flag is sacred to us all as is our Constitution. Any desecration of our great heritage established by the original intent of our founding Fathers is an act of treason and war. Christians should serve in Government at the highest levels in order to help maintain our nations Christian values. (Romans 13:1-7) (1 Peter 2:13-17)
The Declaration of Independence is clear that all men are to be free and are created equal. Racism is not of God as He is no respecter of persons. There is no supreme race. God loves us all equally and loves wondrous variety and beauty in all His creation. He is the Father of us all who are born again into His Kingdom.
We believe in the Holy Trinity. God exist as one being in three persons. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are made in His image (Body, Soul, and Spirit). This is simple and true. (Matt. 28:19)
Marriage between one man and one woman is sacred. We promote strong commitment to family values based on Biblical principles. (1 Cor. 7:2; Matt. 19:4-6)
The Holy Bible is the Word of God!
NOTE: Anyone seeking to be a part of Fortress International Ministries (F.I.M. ) must try to live a Christian life as outlined in scripture. Through the study of God's Word, prayer, fasting, regular attendance of church services. Also be committed to a life of love and peace of all mankind as much as possible and supporter of the church in tithes and offerings. (Numbers 18:26-32; Malachi 3:10; 2 Cor. 9:6-9;)