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STATEMENT OF FAITH

Preamble: We adamantly do not view the whole of Holy Scripture simply as a pository of essential doctrines to be extracted; rather it is in its entirety a witness to the whole counsel of God. However, for the sake of clarity, concision and unity, we uphold the following biblical doctrines without compromise.

We believe the entire Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness. It stands as the supreme and infallible authority of our faith and practice.

We believe in and celebrate the beautiful majesty of the Triune God who eternally and perfectly exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Godhead is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, omnibenevolent, and is limited by nothing other than his own nature and character.

We believe that man was uniquely created in God’s image but fell causing a separation leading to spiritual death. The only hope for man must come through the application of Christ’s sacrifice and regeneration of the Holy Spirit. By these means alone is man made a new creation and at peace with God.

We believe that Jesus, being perfectly man and perfectly God, and conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, came to satisfy the justice of God, display God’s mercy and offer mankind a way of restored relationship with God by coming to die on a cross as a sinless sacrifice in our place for our sin-guilt.

We believe that Jesus Christ arose from the dead in bodily form, ascended to the right hand of the Father and will come again in his glory to judge the living and the dead, and to establish his kingdom forever with his people. Those who are not found to be among his people will be eternally separated from him.           

We believe that Jesus sent the Holy Spirit for the continuing ministry of the Godhead that he might empower believers to be more equipped to be like Christ through the process of sanctification, and to convict unbelievers of sins and lead them to salvation in Christ through regeneration. This ministry of the Spirit is necessarily ongoing throughout the church age until the Second Coming.

We believe that Christ has called out and organized his people in essential and spiritual unity, and that his Church is empowered and called to continue the ministry of God here on earth. We further believe that Imago Dei College lives and operates as a scholastic community within this unity.

 

 
 
 
 
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