The World Baptist Fellowship is a legal body, incorporated in 1938 under the laws of the State of Michigan, and later registered as a corporation under the laws of the State of Texas - September 14, 1952. The charter was reinstated in 1968.
The Mission Agency is a non-profit corporation, registered in the State of Texas and governed by its corporate by-laws. The Mission Director is elected by the Mission Committee.
The Mission Committee, in cooperation with the missionarys sending church, is specifically charged with the responsibility of supervision of all missionary personnel, as well as the financial administration of the various fields, together with the Mission Office. From a practical standpoint, the Mission Director carries on the actual correspondence with the missionaries as a representative of the Committee, and when they are not in session he acts in their behalf and with their authority.
The Mission Committee consists of not less than eleven (11), nor more than twenty-one (21) members.
Constituent churches of the World Baptist Fellowship are independent, sovereign bodies and as such have the right to send their money wherever they please. However, missionaries abide by the decisions of the Mission Committee as representatives of the churches of the World Baptist Fellowship and/or approved Baptist churches, with the approval of the authorizing church.
CONDENSED DOCTRINAL STATEMENT
1. THE ONE TRUE GOD - Because of the widespread teaching of universalism today, we affirm our belief in the one and only TRUE GOD.
WE BELIEVE that there is one, and only one, living and true God. An infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is JEHOVAH, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and Earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection; and executing distinct and harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
We DENY that all world religions follow the True God, as most were formed and are taught as a rejection of Him. We also deny that all monotheistic religions worship the same God, as many reject His Triune nature, Omni-benevolence, and/or salvation by Grace through the Cross. Because of these denials, we denounce any teaching of a supreme being that is in contradiction to the Truths above . We believe these Truths to be clearly evident in the Bible, God’s Holy Word.
John 4:24; Psa. 147:5; 83:18; Heb. 3:4; Rom. 1:20; Jer. 10:1; Exod. 15:11; Isa. 6:3; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; Rev. 4:6-8 Mark 12:30; Rev. 4:11; Matt. 10:37; Jer. 2:12-13
Matt. 28:19; John 15:26; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; 1 John 5:7 John 10:30; 5:17; 14:23; 17:5, 10; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Cor. 2:10-11; Phil. 2:5-6; Eph. 2:18; 2 Cor. 13:14; Rev. 1:4- 5
2. We believe the whole Bible from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 is the verbally inspired, infallible, and preserved Word of God.
3. We believe that Jesus Christ was born of Mary the Virgin and is the Son of God and God the Son.
4. We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.
5. We believe that Christ rose from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures.
6. We believe that Christ, only, is the great High Priest, and no other but Christ ever liveth to make intercession for us.
7. We believe that Christ will come again in person, bodily and visibly, to establish His Kingdom on earth.
8. We believe that in order to be saved, the soul must be born again: "Ye must be born again" (John 3:7).
9. We believe that every truly born again soul declares his faith by the act of baptism (immersion in water), setting forth the Lord's death, burial, and resurrection.
10. We believe that the church is a body of baptized believes whose only mission is not to "reform the world", but to preach and teach the Gospel of salvation to the individual soul. The only ordinances of the church are:
b. The Lord's Supper
"Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and, lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matthew 28:19-20)
11. We believe that homosexuality is a sin before God, and that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
12. We believe that the filling of the Holy Spirit results, not in speaking in some "unknown" tongue, but in boldly proclaiming with our reason and known language the Gospel.