SBTSU Principles of Faith and Course Philosophy
- In the verbal / plenary inspiration of the Scriptures; both the Old and New Testaments.
- Our God is a trinity in unity, manifested in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
- In the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; his virgin birth, his sinless life, his miracles, his vicarious and atoning death on the cross, his bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return in power and glory.
- That Regeneration by the Holy Ghost for the salvation of lost and sinful Man, through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, is absolutely essential.
- In a life of holiness, without which no man can see the Lord, through Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive, work of Grace.
- In the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, received subsequent to the New Birth, with the speaking in other tongues, as the Spirit gives utterance, as the initial physical sign and evidence.
- In Water Baptism by immersion, for believers only, which is a direct commandment of our Lord, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
- In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
- That Divine Healing is provided for in the atonement, and is available to all that truly believe.
- In the pre-millennial Second Coming of Jesus; first, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to meet Him in the air; second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
- In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved, unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Sbtsu Course Philosophy
School of Bible Theology Seminary and University study programs are planned to bring the student to a broad based understanding of each subject, or field of study, and to suggest ways and means to extend knowledge of that subject, through inquiry and research. The goal is to stimulate spiritual and intellectual growth by inspiring continuing cycles of lifelong learning.
Course content is ideologically designed to teach the Bible, its principles, doctrines, theologies, backgrounds, and those Christian dynamics and methods related to the ministry, church administration and extended lay ministries.
The Courses are not planned merely to inform students of static facts, but to equip them to meet today’s challenges for God’s Church and the world. Emphasis is therefore placed upon the active and the practical, as well as scriptural, orthodoxy.
Core subjects constitute the unchangeable truths and essential positions in spiritual and moral values that form the basic principles and doctrines of the Bible. These will always be required. All other subjects derive their importance from the core and reflect practical dynamics, as well as related fields of inquiry.
Certain elective subjects may be substituted in the Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology courses to provide the student with a major in Counseling, Missiology or Evangelism.