Statement of Faith

Teaching at Fredericksburg Bible Institute & Seminary is based on the great fundamentals of evangelical Christendom; all of which center on the person of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our crucified, risen, and glorified Savior. We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God as given in the original writings (the autographs). The following will be the basis of the faith and doctrine of the Fredericksburg Bible Institute & Seminary.

We believe:

1. The Bible, is the divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant and revealed Word of God as given in the original writings (the autographs) .

 

2. God is revealed in the Scriptures as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, which we theologically call the Trinity.

 

3. In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal and visible return in power and glory.

 

4. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead and equal with the Father and the Son in every divine perfection, who convicts of sin, regenerates, enlightens, endures for service, comforts, and guides believers.

 

5. All men in their natural state are sinners, lost, alienated from God, and spiritually dead: “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,” (Roman 3:23) and, therefore, are in need of Salvation.

 

6. Salvation is by grace alone, a free gift of God, through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins according to the Scriptures (I Cor 15:3). Those who thus receive Christ by faith have their sins forgiven (Eph 1:7), their hearts cleansed (Acts 15:9), are born of the Spirit, become children of God (John 1:12, 13) are made new creatures in Christ (II Cor 5:17), and eternally secure (John 10:28).

 

7. There are only two Scriptural Ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is a command from our Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20). The Lord’s Supper is for the purpose of remembering Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, with the anticipation of His return (I Cor 11:26).

 

8. The Church was personally instituted by Christ, which He commissioned to make disciples of all nations, to baptize believers, and to teach them to do all things He had commanded.

 

9. There are only two classes of mankind in God’s sight, saved and lost. The saved, those “Born Again, through faith in Jesus Christ, shall live eternally in conscious blessedness in Heaven; the unsaved in conscious punishment in Hell forever.

 

10. “Born again” Christians live a life dictated by the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:16-25; Col 2:6) and yielded to God (Rom 6:13), and includes sharing one’s faith with others by action, deed and word.

 

11. We hold these distinctive principles: “the absolute Lordship of Christ;” “the supreme authority of the Holy Scriptures;” “the competency of the individual soul;” “the necessary of regeneration for church membership;” “the complete separation of church and state;” “the autonomy of the local church.”