BIBLE: We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired Word of God and is entirely free from error (Matt 5:18; 2 Tim 3:16-17). We hold the Bible to be inerrant in the original writings, infallible, God-breathed, and the complete and final authority for faith and practice and the true basis of Christian fellowship (2 Pet 1:20-21).
GODHEAD: We believe in one Triune God, Creator of all (Gen 1:2; Deut 6:4; 1
Cor 8:6; Col 1:16), eternally existing in three distinct persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Cor 13:14), yet one in being, essence, power, and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (John 10:30).
CHRIST: We believe in the absolute and essential deity of the Jesus Christ as
Lord in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnated glory. He is very God, the express image of the Father, who, without ceasing to be God, became man in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (Matt 1:21; John 1:18; Col 1:15).
We believe that God the Son became incarnate in the person of Jesus Christ; that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary; that He is truly God and truly man; that He lived a perfect, sinless life; that all His teachings and utterances are true (Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for all mankind (1 John 2:2) as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice (Isa 53:5-6). We hold that His death is efficacious for all who believe (John 1:12; Acts 16:31); that our justification is grounded in the shedding of His blood (Rom 5:9; Eph 1:7); and that it is attested by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Matt 28:6; 1 Peter 1:3).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven in His glorified body (Acts 1:9-10) and is now seated at the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate (Rom 8:34; Heb 7:25).
THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the absolute and essential deity (Acts 5:3-4) and personality of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8-11). He regenerates sinners (Titus 3:5) and indwells believers (Rom 8:9). He is the Spirit by whom Christ baptizes all believers into His body (1 Cor 12:12-14). He is the Seal by whom the Father seals believers unto the day of redemption (Eph 1:13-14). He is the Divine Teacher who illumines believers’ hearts and minds as they study the Holy Scriptures (1 Cor 2:9-12).
We believe it is the duty and privilege of all the saved to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 4:31). This filling is commanded (Eph 5:18). Conditions for being filled are yielded-ness to the Spirit’s control (Rom 8:14) and a dependent life (Gal 5:16). The results of filling are victory over sin, Christ-like character, worship, submissiveness, and service (Gal 5:22-23).
We believe that the Holy Spirit gives gifts to each member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:11). The Son of God sovereignly assigns the place of the ministry of the gifts in the body, and the Father provides the energy in the outworking of the gifts (1 Cor 12:4-6). Each believer is to exercise his spiritual gift(s) for the common good to the building up of the body of Christ (Eph 4:11-16).
ANGELS: We believe in the reality and personality of angels. We believe that God created an innumerable company of these sinless, spiritual beings who were to be His messengers (Neh 9:6; Ps 148:2; Matt 24:31; Luke 1:19; Heb 1:14).
SATAN: We believe Satan, the originator of sin, the archenemy of God and man exists. He is a fallen angel who led a great company of angels into rebellion against God (Isa 14:12-17; Ezek 28:12-15). His angels are his agents in carrying out of his unholy purposes. He shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire (Matt 25:41; Rev 20:10).
MAN: We believe that man came into being by direct creation of God and that man is made in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:26-27; 2:7).
SIN: We believe that the human race sinned in Adam (Rom 5:12), that sin is universal in man (Rom 3:23), and that it is exceedingly heinous to God (Ps 5:5). We believe that man inherited a sinful nature, that he became alienated from God (Col 1:21), that he became totally depraved, and that of himself, he is utterly unable to remedy his lost estate (Eph 2:1-5, 12). We believe that all men are guilty and in a lost condition apart from Christ (Rom 2:1; 3:10-18).
SALVATION: We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross (Eph 2:8-9). Christ shed His blood to accomplish justification through faith, propitiation to God, redemption from sin, and reconciliation of man. “Christ died for us” (Rom 5:8-9) and “bore our sins in His own body on the tree” (1 Pet 2:24).
We believe that it is the privilege of all who are born again to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word (Rom 8:16; 1 John 5:13). We also believe that Christian liberty should never serve to give an occasion to the flesh (Gal 5:13).
THE CHURCH: We believe that the Church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, began at Pentecost and is a spiritual organism made up of a company of immersed born-again believers, called out from the world, separated unto Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, and the propagation of the faith and the observance of the ordinance. We believe it is an autonomous, independent body under the Lordship of Christ, the Head of the Church. (Acts 2:1-42; 11:15; 1 Cor 12:12-14; 2 Cor 11:2; Eph 1:22-23; 5:25-27).
We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17; 1 Tim 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).
We believe in the autonomy of the local church, free of any external authority or control (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 28:28; Rom 16;1,4; 1 Cor 3:9, 16; 5:4-7, 13; 1 Pet 5:1-4).
ORDINANCE: We believe in the ordinances of believers’ water baptism by immersion as a testimony and the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of Christ’s
death and resurrection the dead from (Matt 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:8; 1 Cor 11:23-26).
We believe that the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon the name of Jesus the Christ, and that separation from religious apostasy, sinful pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded by God (Rom 12:1-2; 2 Cor 6:14-7:1; 2 Tim 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11).
We believe in the Great Commission as the primary mission of the Church. It is the obligation of the saved to witness, by word and lifestyle, to the truths of Holy Scripture. The good news of the gospel of the grace of Christ is to be preached to all the world (Matt 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor 5:19-20).
FUTURE THINGS: We believe in that “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13), the personal, imminent (Matt 24:42, 44;
1 Cor 15:51, 52; Phil 3:20; 4:5), pre-tribulation, and pre-millennial (Rev 19:1120:10) second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to rapture His saints and receive His Church unto Himself (1 Thess 4:13-18).
We believe in the subsequent, visible return of Christ to the earth (Matt 24:29-31) with His saints to establish His Kingdom (Zech 14:4-11; 1 Thess 1:10; Rev 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6).
We believe in the physical resurrection of all men, the saints to everlasting joy and bliss, and the wicked to conscious and eternal torment (Matt 25:46; John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Rev 20:5-6, 12-13).
We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; 2 Cor 5:8; Phil 1:23; 3:21; 1 Thess 4:16-17; Rev 20:4-6).
We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection when, with soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment (Matt 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; 2 Thess 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Rev 20:11-15).
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND HUMAN SEXUALITY: The biblical and
philosophical goal of Kingdom Truth University is to develop students into mature, Christ-like individuals. Of necessity, this involves Kingdom Truth University’s understanding and belief of what qualities or characteristics exemplify a Christlike life (Rom 8:29; 2 Cor 3:18).
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative Word of God. Therefore, everything we say and do must be under the guidance and authority of the Scriptures. Our integrity depends on consistent application of our commonly understood biblical truths (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Ps 19:7-11; 2 Pet 1:20-21).
We uphold the sanctity of marriage as a God-ordained, special union between a man and a woman, where sexual relations are both honored and affirmed by God (Gen 1:27-28, 2:24-25). The Bible teaches that all sexual unions outside of marriage, as thus defined, are sinful (Heb 13:4). When dealing with sexual sins, we have no alternative but to follow the teachings of Scripture, as we understand them, and consistently apply those teachings to both heterosexual and homosexual situations (Prov 6:29; Eph 4:17-24).
We understand the Bible to teach that we must oppose sexual sin while demonstrating compassion for those who fall victim to it, distinguishing between the value and identity of each person as an individual, and the behavioral choices which some individuals may make (Gal 5:19-25; 1 Cor 7:1-3). We understand the Bible to differentiate between recognition of personhood and rejection of those actions which it defines as immoral, while simultaneously extending forgiveness and healing to all who respond in believing faith to its universal offer of God’s grace (John 8:3-11; Luke 15:10).
All students are expected to exhibit the Christ-like qualities taught by Scripture and to refrain from activities or behavior that is contrary to those teachings. Therefore, Kingdom Truth University retains the right to refuse enrollment to or to expel any student who engages in sexual immorality, including any student who professes to be homosexual/bisexual or who is a practicing homosexual/bisexual, as well as any student who condones, supports, or otherwise promotes such practices (Lev 18:22; Rom 1:24-32; 1 Cor 6:9-20; 1 Tim 1:9-11).
BIBLICAL CONVICTIONS: The Bible is the heart and core of every educational program at Kingdom Truth University. Theologically, Kingdom Truth University can be described as a biblical, foundational word institution. Each year, every faculty member and trustee must affirm his wholehearted acceptance of the Bible as the inerrant, inspired Word of God.
SEPARATED: It is Kingdom Truth University’s desire to be separated unto God from worldliness, whether in personal actions, attitudes and thought, or in ecclesiastical programs and associations. Kingdom Truth University’s position is one of being loyal to the biblical doctrine of ecclesiastical separation so that it has no embarrassing ties which might keep it from exposing apostasy, heresy, or sin. This is evidenced in its historical stand against the ecumenical teachings and practices of our day.
COMMISSION FOR MISSIONS: We believe that the “Great Commission” defines the primary mission of the Church. Kingdom Truth University seeks to
incorporate the spirit of evangelism and discipleship into the whole school family, whether in the classroom,
BIBLE-BELIEVING CHURCHES: Kingdom Truth University stands with all who love Christ and preach His Word. The attitude throughout the school is nonsectarian. We are unreservedly loyal to all Bible-believing churches faithful to Christ and the Bible.
SIGNS AND GIFTS: Kingdom Truth University understands the teaching of Scripture, the “sign gifts” of the Holy Spirit (speaking in tongues, prophecy, healings, miracles, and the like) are essential for the edification of Body of Christ. Those who may believe otherwise and desire to enter Kingdom Truth University as students are welcome, if they are willing to study with an open mind, to understand the institution’s position, and not to practice or propagate their beliefs while studying at Kingdom Truth University.
PROPHECY: We believe in the prophetic Word of the Lord
PRAYER: We believe in the power and importance of prayer
CHARACTER: We are persuaded that the Scriptures teach that what we are is as important as what we know. Ephesians 4:15 clearly states that we are to speak the truth (doctrine) in love (Christ-like character). This is the reason we put much effort in developing Christ-like character and a servant’s heart while communicating God’s Word.