Doctrinal Basis

The essential theological position of the Seminary is expressed in the Statement of Faith in the Constitution, which reads as follows:



We believe in


One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, active in the works of creation, providence and redemption;


The full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ our Lord, his virgin birth, his atoning death, his bodily resurrection and ascension, and his ministry in the world as the only Saviour and final Judge;


The dignity of man - male and female, created in the image of God, his subsequent fall and universal sinfulness, and his need for justification and regeneration appropriated through personal repentance and faith in Christ;


The Holy spirit who by sanctifying and indwelling believers enables them to live a Christ-like life and to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ and to serve responsibly in the contemporary world;


The spiritual unity of all believers in Christ, composing the Church, the body of Christ, visibly expressed in worship, fellowship and service in society;


The personal return of Jesus Christ in power and glory to consummate His kingdom, and the resurrection of all people to eternal life or to eternal condemnation;


The Holy Scriptures composed of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, as originally given by God, uniquely inspired, entirely trustworthy, the supreme authority and infallible in all matters of faith and doctrine.