Warning: Sure Foundation Baptist Church in Vancouver, WA. preaches false New IFB teaching

Updated June 2019 with new video

Aaron Thompson is being ordained this Sunday, and the church that has gone under the name “Verity Baptist Vancouver” will be renamed to “Sure Foundation Baptist Church.”

Pastor Thompson is a part of the New IFB movement, and the false teaching that can be expected at this church is everything that is part of the New IFB movement.

From the post on this website “What is the New IFB?” Here is the kind of doctrine that is accepted by the small group of churches that this church is a part of:

  1. Independent, Fundamental Baptists have historically believed in the rapture preceding the tribulation,  (pre-trib), but New IFB preachers teach that the rapture is after 3 ½ years of tribulation (Pre-wrath or mid-trib)
  2. Independent, Fundamental Baptists have historically held to a dispensational view of scripture, but New IFB preachers reject this. As a result, they tend to bring commands God gave to Israel in the Old Testament and make them binding upon the New Testament Church. (One such command is that sodomites should be put to death)
  3. Independent, Fundamental Baptists have historically taught that Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone, but the New IFB movement constantly declares that people who disbelieve their views of scripture are not saved (regardless of whether they trusted in Christ), therefore adding works to salvation. New IFB preachers also preach that the person leading you to Christ must themselves be saved, or you cannot be, and that a soulwinner must lead you to Christ – you cannot be saved by reading the Bible alone.
  4. Independent, Fundamental Baptists have historically taught that repentance is an essential part of faith that brings salvation, but the New IFB movement rejects the teaching of salvation repentance.
  5. Independent, Fundamental Baptists have historically preached that all men can be saved, but the New IFB teaches that those who are involved in sodomy cannot be saved, and that instead we should pray for them to die and go to hell. New IFB pastors celebrate if a vigilante shooter kills sodomites.
  6. Independent, Fundamental Baptists have historically taught that the Jews and Israel play important roles in Eschatology, but the New IFB movement rejects this, preaching anti-Israel sermons and denying the holocaust.
  7. Independent, Fundamental Baptists have historically taught that when a person is saved, it produces a change in action, as they are a new creature. The New IFB says that people shouldn’t be expected to change after salvation
  8. Independent, Fundamental Baptists have historically taught that the name “Word of God” referring to Christ does not mean that Christ is literally the Bible or that the Bible is God, but the New IFB believes that the Bible is literally God.

In addition to these major errors, “New IFB” pastors, following the example of their leader, Steven Anderson, tend to bring conspiratorial elements into their preaching and practice, commonly supporting 9/11 conspiracies, anti-flouridation, anti-vaccination, and other strange movements.

Here’s their current promotional video:

Post Author: Joshua Lindsey

My name is Joshua Lindsey. I live in Minnesota, and with my wife and baby daughter am a faithful member of my local independent Baptist Church. I have taught Sunday School classes and children’s classes, and also had the opportunity to preach at several churches. I teach Bible college classes on the Pentateuch, Atheism and Faith, Comparative Denominations, Bible Preservation (A defense of the underlying texts of the KJV), Bible Geography and Customs, Church Graphic Design, and some others. My father is an Independent Baptist Pastor in Wisconsin, and I grew up in a home full of love for the Lord. My parents raised me in the Bible, and are faithful to this day in witnessing and discipling. Although I was constantly immersed in biblical teaching and preaching, I did not personally believe in Jesus as described in John 3:16 until my freshman year in Bible college. In the many years since then, I have grown in grace and the Lord has given me opportunity to serve him in ministry. Among other ministries, I run my church’s print shop and participate in door-to-door evangelism. In doctrine, I affirm the truth that has been passed down from church to church since the time of Christ. I affirm the deity of Christ, his death, burial, and bodily resurrection, the personhood of the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, the virgin birth, the inerrancy and infallibility of the scriptures, the inspiration and preservation of the scriptures, the imminent return of Christ and his future literal millennial reign. I accept the canonicity of the 66 books of scripture, I believe that God commands all men to repent, that Christ draws all men to himself, that any person can believe and be saved. I believe salvation cannot be forfeited or taken away. I believe Christ’s command to go to all the world and preach the Gospel is still applicable to us today. I believe in a future literal judgment seat of Christ and a Great white throne judgment. I believe that no person will enter heaven except through Jesus Christ. I reject all false religions: Islam, Judaism, new Age, etc. I reject the teaching that God elects some men to damnation, giving them no chance to be saved. I reject the idea that God did not preserve his words and that recent manuscript discoveries provide us with a more accurate Bible that was not available to past generations of Christians. I reject the concept of a universal church. I reject the idea that Baptism plays a part in salvation. I believe many things additionally not listed here. My views align with the scripture and with the beliefs that faithful churches have held since the time of Christ, and have held under the title of “Baptist” for many centuries now.

4 thoughts on “Warning: Sure Foundation Baptist Church in Vancouver, WA. preaches false New IFB teaching

    Taylor Broussard

    (August 6, 2018 - 9:50 pm)

    Thanks for the publicity! Its great to have a site like yours to let the whole world know Sure Foundations Baptist Church is kick’n in gear. Any body in the pacific northwest want to start winning people to the lord, come join the team at Sure Foundations!
    Pastor Aaron Thomson will edify your face off.


    (August 21, 2018 - 11:47 am)

    Thanks for posting. We like getting the word out about these new churches. That’s good. These churches are great and preach the truth ! But let me tell you something. The articles on what we believe are not even correct. At least when you make an article on what we believe , you should put what we believe. Not what you “think” we believe. The best way for your articles to have success is to actually make sure you have the real facts.

    DR. Thome

    (April 30, 2019 - 6:34 pm)

    I’ve grown up and been a member of KJV Baptist churches most of my life. What I hear being preached from these “New IFB” churches are much more in-line with the Bible and less of any “school of thought” coming from these corporate Bible-schools and modern seminaries. The agendas of todays churches and “seminary-sponsored” pastors is becoming more ecumenical and liberal in their “babblings”. The most important fact regarding the new IFB churches is that souls are being saved…. and that is God working through them!! Praise the Lord! I and my family are considering moving to an area where one of these churches have been planted.


    (May 18, 2019 - 8:43 pm)

    Reading this post —–and the Un- Christlike New Fundamental Baptist Church responses to it have really helped me to see that there is backbiting going on. This is enough for me to see steer clear of the whole thing.
    Sure Foundations Baptist Church has just opened up in Surrey B.C. Canada near my home. They came to my door. They were easily detected as “An American Brand” Of Christianity. Not recognizing that the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Salvation through His death burial and resurrection have been well understood by many. It is also being faithfully taught from many pulpits here.

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