THE PURPOSE OF THE COLLEGE
1. To prepare people for church ministries and missions.
2. To provide continuing education for professional church ministries and missions.
3. To provide theological education to lay persons not seeking professional church ministry.
1.We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally written were God- breathed, both verbally and in every part. It is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Revelation 22:18-19.
2.We believe in one God, the Creator of heaven and earth; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three Persons-the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
Exodus 20:2, 3; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Matthew 28:19.
3.We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, God's Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, died vicariously, rose from the dead, ascended bodily into heaven, and is coming again to rapture His saints and establish His kingdom. The rapture of His church is imminent and will be personal, pretribulational, and premillennial.
Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; John 8:46; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 5:6, 8; Matthew 28; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-20:6.
4.We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with the Father and the Son and of the same nature. We believe there is a distinction between the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament and His ministry in the New Testament. We believe the Bible does not support the authenticity of the sign gifts of prophecy, speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, miracles and healing for today.
Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:13; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 12-14; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Hebrew 2:2-4.
5. We believe the Scriptures teach that man was created by a direct act of God and not from a previously existing form of life. By voluntary transgression he fell from his state of innocence; consequently, all men are now sinners by nature and by choice.
Genesis 1:26-27; 3; Romans 3:10, 23.
6. We believe the Scriptures teach that salvation of sinners is divinely initiated, wholly of grace, and accomplished only through the mediatorial work of the Son of God.
Romans 6:23b; Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrew 7:25.
7. We believe the Scriptures teach that the Church of Jesus Christ, distinct from Israel in the Old Testament, was inaugurated at Pentecost and must be considered in two aspects: the local church and the "church which is His body".
Biblical Authority, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Autonomy of the Local Church, 1Timothy 3:15. Priesthood of all believers, Revelation 1:5, 6. Two ordinances-Believer's baptism and the Lord's Table, Acts 2:41, 42. Individual Soul Liberty, 1 John 2:27. Saved Church Membership, Acts 2:41, 47. Two Officers-Pastor and Deacon, Philippians 1:1. Separation of Church and State, Matthew 22:21.
8. We believe the Scriptures teach that baptism is the single immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to show his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. We believe that the Lord's Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes.
Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28.
9. We believe the Scriptures teach the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. Believers by faith in Christ will spend eternity in the presence of God, unbelievers in everlasting punishment.
Psalm 16:11; Matthew 25:46; John 5:28, 29; 14:2; Revelation 20:14, 15; 21:4.
10. We believe the Scriptures teach that there is a personal devil who is the "god of this age" and the "prince of the power of the air".
2 Corinthians 4:4; 11:13-15; Ephesians 2:2; Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 12:9.
11. We believe the Scriptures teach that every believer should be separated unto God and from worldliness and by the aid of the Holy Spirit should walk in Christian love and holiness.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20; Galatians 5:22-25; 1 John 2:15-17.
12. We believe the Scriptures teach the believer should be separated from apostasy as exemplified in ecclesiastic organizations, which include liberals and those who sanction theological compromise.
Romans 16:17; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 11:14; Galatians 1:8-0; 2 John 9-11.