Institute Doctrinal Statement

The following points make up the Doctrinal Statement for the Institute for Discipleship Training.

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BIBLE

We believe the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, authoritative and inerrant Word of God. It is the final rule for faith and practice. (1 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:20-21; Jn 8:30-31; Heb 4:12)

GOD

We believe in One infinite and personal God, who eternally exists as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe that God is the Creator, Sustainer, Savior and Judge. While acknowledging the unity of the Godhead, we believe the Father planned salvation, the Son accomplished salvation and the Holy Spirit applies salvation. (Deut 6:4; Isa 40; Eph 1:3-14; Heb 9:14; 1 Pet 1:1-2; Isa 43:11-13; Rev 20:11-15

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others." 2 Timothy 2:2


JESUS CHRIST

We believe Jesus Christ is the unique God-Man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to make atonement for our sins, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to the Father’s right hand. We believe that Jesus intercedes for believers as their High Priest and that He will soon return as the reigning King. (Jn 1:1-18; Lk 2:1-20; Heb 4:14-16; 1 Pet 3:18; Heb 10:1-18; 1 Cor 15; Eph 1:20-22; Rev 19-20)

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts men of their need for salvation, causes men to be born again spiritually, permanently indwells believers and He is the source of power and fruitfulness in living the Christian life. (Jn 16:1-15; Jn 3:1-8; Rom 8:1-16; Gal 5:12-26)

MAN

We believe that man was created in the image of God but because of Adam’s sin all men are now sinners by nature and by choice and are in need of salvation. We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. (Gen 1-3; Rom 5:12-21; Rom 3:21-26: ; Eph 2:8-9)

CHURCH

We believe that Jesus Christ is the head of the church, which is His body, composed of all true believers who are to be the salt and light of the world. We believe that the church exists to glorify God through worship, ministry, evangelism, fellowship and discipleship. The mission of the church is to fulfill the Great Commission. (Mt 16:15-18; Eph 1:20-22; Mt 22:36-40; Mt 28:18-20)

CHRIST’S RETURN

We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ. He will return bodily to earth to establish His Kingdom. Unbelievers will be judged and spend eternity separated from God in hell and believers will be rewarded with eternal fellowship with God in heaven.   (Acts 1:9-11; Rev 19-22; Phil 3:20-21; 1 Thess 4:14-17)


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