The fundamental teachings of MFI are reflected in the following statements:
Canon of Scripture
We believe in the plenary, verbal
inspiration of the accepted canon of
the Scriptures as originally given (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13).
One God Existing in THREE
We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has
revealed Himself as ONE God existing
in THREE persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but
indivisible (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
Creation, Test and Fall of Man
We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; man’s
total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness
(Romans 5:12, 18).
Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy
Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, very God and very man (Luke 1:26-35; John
1:18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6).
Christ Died for our Sins and
We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third
day, and personally appeared to His disciples (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans
Ascension and Return of Jesus
We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and
personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for the Church (John
14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Salvation of Sinners by Grace,
Through Repentance and Faith
We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in
the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary, by which we obtain
remission of sins (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12; Romans 5:11).
Water Baptism by Immersion
We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the
eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to
salvation, with the Scriptural evidence; namely, speaking in other tongues as
the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15).
Gifts of the Spirit
We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians
12-14, manifested in the Early Church.
We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and
perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith
(Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1).
Healing of the Body
We believe in the healing of the body by divine power, or divine healing in its
varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1
Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14).
Table of the Lord
We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord's
Supper, for believers (1 Corinthians 11:23-32).
We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal
punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).
Reality and Personality of Satan
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and eternal judgment of Satan
and his angels (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15).