Biblical Life College & Seminary
Statement of Faith
Biblical Life College & Seminary and its faculty affirm the following Statement of Faith:
We believe . . .
The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, inerrant, entirely trustworthy, and the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. God’s commandments are holy and God’s promises are “yes and amen” through Messiah.
Special creation of our space-time universe: We believe in a literal six days of creation and on the seventh day, God rested (Sabbath).
We believe in the God of the Bible - the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The Almighty is One and has manifested Himself to us in three persons (or witnesses): the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
God the Father, the first person of the Divine Trinity, is infinite Spirit – sovereign, eternal, unchangeable in all His attributes. He is worthy of honor, adoration, and obedience.
The Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His divine miracles, His vicarious death on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead and His personal return in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit, by whose filling and indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to all believers; however, the manifestation of any particular gift is not required as evidence of salvation.
The salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, apart from works, a free gift of God’s grace, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit. That the work completed at Calvary by our Lord provides a salvation that touches humanity: spirit, soul and body. The new birth for the spirit, a sound mind for the soul and healing for the body.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 1:8, which is made available to all believers for effective and powerful New Testament ministry.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, which are given to the Church to touch a sin-sick world with the power of the Risen Savior.
The Fruit of the Spirit, through which His abiding produces a Christ-like character in the life of the believer.
Satan, who exists as a personal, malignant being who acts as a tempter and accuser, for whom the place of eternal punishment was prepared, where all who die outside of Christ shall be confined in conscious torment for eternity.
The unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ, which is commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to go into all the world and preach the Gospel.
The family as mandated in the Word of God, which is the union of a man and a woman. This is the divine model which has been revealed as God’s design and intent for mankind.
The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation.