The fundamental teachings of the college are reflected in the following clear statements of faith:


1.1 The Scriptures Inspired

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testament, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Tim 3:15-17; 1 Thess 2:13; 2 Pet 1:21)

1.2 The One True God

The one true God has revealed himself as the eternally self existent “I AM”, the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind.  He has further revealed himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deut 6:4; Isa 43:10-11; Matt 28:19; Lk 3:22).

1.3 The Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.  The Scriptures declare:

  1. His virgin birth (Matt 1:23; Lk 1:31,35)
  2. His sinless life (Hebs 7:26; 1 Pet 2:22)
  3. His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:36)
  4. His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Cor 15:3; 2 Cor 5:21)
  5. His body resurrection from the dead (Matt 28:6; Lk 24:39; 1 Cor 15:4)
  6. His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11; Phil 2:9-11; Hebs 1:3)
1.4 The Fall of Man

Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image after our likeness.”  However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Gen 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6; Rom 5:12-19)

1.5 The Salvation of Man

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

 

  1. Conditions to Salvation

Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.  By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Lk 24:47; Jn 3:3; Roms 10:13-15; Eph 2:8; Tit 2:11; 3:5-7)

 

  1. The Evidences of Salvation

The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Roms 8:16).  The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true Holiness. (Eph 4:24; Tit 2:12)

1.6 The Ordinances of Church

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

 

  1. Baptism in Water

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptised. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of Life. (Matt 28:19; Mk 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Roms 6:4)

 

  1. Holy Communion

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements-bread and the fruit of the wine is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Cor 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Cor 11:26) and is enjoined on all believers “till He come”.

1.7 The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Lk 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Cor 12:1-31) This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 6:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9) With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences an an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (Jn 7:37-39; Acts 4:6) a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Hebs 12:26) an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42) and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost. (Mk 16:20)

1.8 The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

This baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is generally witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4) The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues (1 Cor 12:4-10; 28) but difference in purpose and use.

1.9 Sanctification

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Roms 12:12; 1 Thess 5:23; Hebs 13:12) Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebs 12:14) By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy”. (1 Pet 1:15,16)

 

Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of the union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit. (Roms 6:1-11, 13; 8:1,2,13; Gal 2:20; Phil 2:12,13; 1 Pet 1:5).

1.10 The Church and its Mission

The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfilment of her great commission.  Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Eph1:22,23; 2:22; Hebs 12:23).  The Spirit-filled life is a life of separation from worldliness and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith (Eph 5:18; 2 Cor 6:14; 2 Cor 7:1).

 

Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His son, the priority reason for being of the Church is:

  1. To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world (Acts 1:8; Matt 28:19-20; Mk 16:15-16)
  2. To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (1 Cor 12,13)
  3. To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Eph 4:11-16; 1 Cor 12:28; 14:12)

 

The Church exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason for being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience:

  1. Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying signs and wonders (Mk 16:15-20; Acts 4:29-31; Hebs 2:3,4)
  2. Adds a necessary dimension to a worshipful relationship with God (1 Cor 2:10-16; 1 Cor 12:14)
  3. Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in the New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ (Gal 5:22-26; 1 Cor 14:12; Eph 4:11,12; 1 Cor 12:28; Col 1:29). The gifts are as enumerated in Romans 12:6-8; 1 Cor 12:8-10; Eph 4:11, as manifested in the Early Church.
1.11 The Ministry

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purposes of leading the church in:

  1. Evangelization of the world (Mk 15:15-20)
  2. Worship of God (Jn 4:23-24)
  3. Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Eph 4:11-16)
1.12 Divine Healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel.  Deliverance from sickness is provide for in the Atonement, and is the privilege of all believers (Isa. 53:4-5; Matt 8:16,17; Jam 5:14-16).

1.13 The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain onto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (1 Thess 4:16-17; James 5:14-16).

1.14 The Millennial Reign of Christ

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zech 14:5; Matt 24:27-30; Rev 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6). This millennial reign will bring the salvation of the nation of Israel (Ezek 37:21,22; Zeph 3:19-20; Roms 11:26,27) and the establishment of universal peace (Isa 1:6-9; Ps 72:3-6; Mic 4:3-4).

1.15 The final Judgment

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works.  Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of brimstone, which is the second death (Matt 25:46; Mk 9:43-48; Rev 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).

1.16 The New Heavens and the New Earth

“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Pet 3:13; Rev 21,22).