DOCTRINAL STATEMENT OF FAITH

The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith.  The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  We are convinced that the foregoing Statement of Faith accurately represents the teaching of the Bible and, therefore, is binding upon all officers, employees, students, and activities of the School.  All literature used as authoritative in the School shall be in complete agreement with the Statement of Faith

  1. We believe in the plenary-verbal (full, entire, complete verbal) inspiration of the accepted cannon of Scripture as originally given.  The Scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:20-21).

  2. We believe in the Eternal Godhead Who has revealed Himself as One God existing in Three Persons--God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit--distinguishable but indivisible (Matt. 28:19, II Cor. 13-14).

  3. We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in the Book of Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to Divine righteousness (Rom. 5:12, 18).

  4. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, The Saviour of men, conceived by The Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, very God and very man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18).

  5. We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples (I Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 4:25).

  6. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for His Church (John 14:2-3; I Thess. 4:13-18).

  7. We believe that the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, or resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment; constitute the first, elementary principles of the Doctrine of Christ, and are4-174 essential to the maturation of the believer and the church congregation (Heb. 6: 1-2).

  8. We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of The Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Eph. 2:8-9; Heb. 9:12, 22: Rom. 5:11).

  9. We believe in water baptism, by immersion in the Name of the Eternal Godhead (The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit) in order to fulfill the command of The Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46: Gal. 3:14-15).

  10. We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit as a real experience at or subsequent to salvation, with the scriptural evidence namely speaking in other tongues as The Spirit gives the utterance (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Gal. 3:14-15).

  11. We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14; as manifested the the Early Church.

  12. We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world, and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith (Eph. 5:18; II Cor. 6:14; 7:1).

  13. We believe in the healing of the body by Divine power, or Divine healing--its varied aspects a practiced in the Early Church (Acts 4:30; Rom. 8:11; Cor. 12:9; James 5:14).

  14. We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion or the Lord's Supper, for born-again believers (I Cor. 11:28-32; Matt. 26:26-28).

  15. We believe in the reality and personality of the devil, and his eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire prepared for the devil and his angels (Matt. 25:41; Rev. 20:10-15).

  16. We believe in eternal life for believers (John 4:24; 3:16), and eternal punishment for the unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; II Thess. 1:9; Rev. 20:10-15).

  17. We believe that there is one true universal Church, made up of genuine belivers, but this one universal church is also composed of many local congregations in given localities.                                                                                                                                These congregations are under the sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ,  exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all its local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the Gospel (Acts 15:22, Matt. 16:18; 18:15-20). 

  18. We believe that Government is ordained of God, and the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good.  To resist the powers and the ordinances is to resist the ordinance of God.  We are subject not only for wrath sake but for conscience sake, rendering to all their dues, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.  We declare our loyalty to our Government and its leaders and will assist in every way possible consistent with our faith in the Scriptures as Christian citizens (Rom. 13).

 

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