We believe that, once genuinely saved, believers are secure in Christ forever.
FIM’s view of the Spiritual Gifts could be characterized as “cessationist.” We believe that the gifts of faith, ministry, teaching, exhortation, giving, administration, and mercy are functional in the Church today. We believe that the sign gifts such as prophecy, speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, healing, special wisdom and knowledge on a par with Scripture gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established. We believe that God hears and answers the prayer of faith for the sick and afflicted in accord with His own will.
We believe the Scriptures interpreted in their natural, literal sense reveal divinely determined dispensations or rules of life, which define man’s responsibilities in each age.
We believe that Christ will come before the seven-year tribulation to take believers of the church age to heaven. This is commonly called the pre-tribulational, pre-millennial rapture. After the completion of the tribulation, Christ will return to earth with the saints to establish a literal 1000 year reign, commonly called the Millennium.
Divorce and Remarriage
We believe that God has set high standards for those who lead the church. An application from a person who has been divorced, but has not remarried, will be considered by the Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis. An application from a divorced person will not be considered if there has been remarriage after divorce if either person’s previous spouse is still living.