What We Believe

DOCTRINAL POSITION OF CARVER BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE, INSTITUTE & THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

1. We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbal, plenary, inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and practice.

2. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, one in being, essence and power; yet eternally existing in three distinct persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice or our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on high, He now is our High Priest and Advocate.

4. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age to convict mankind, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

5. We believe that man and woman were created in the image of God but fell into sin. As a result all human beings are born with a sinful human nature, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

6. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe.

7. We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

8. We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head.
Their sanctification, edification and security are provided for by the finished work of Christ.

9. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and that every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs.

10. We believe in the personal, premillenial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ for the church and in the subsequent visible and premillenial return of Christ with His church to establish His kingdom on earth.

11. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.

12. We believe that Carver Baptist Bible College, Institute & Theological Seminary should have no relationships which would hinder its faculty from exposing apostasy, heresy or other sin. We stand separated unto God and from worldliness in personal behavior as well as corporate church programs.

13. We believe that all true believers in Christ are brothers and sisters in the family of God regardless of race or skin color. This unity is grounded in a common doctrinal foundation as well as the practical demonstration of love one to another.