MIDWEST COLLEGE OF THEOLOGY CONSIDERS THE FOLLOWING TRUTHS
to be fundamental to an undestanding of our relationship to the One True and Living God.
The Scriptures Inspired
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God. The Bible is the infallible authority for faith and conduct.
The Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus is 100% divine (Son of God) while simultaneously being 100% human (Son of Man). As God Incarnate, He is the express image of the Living God in human form.
Salvation of Man
Man's only hope of redemption and salvation from sin is through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. His blood is completely sufficient to deliver every person from the power and penalty of sin.
Baptism in Water
Baptism by immersion in water is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent of their sins and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized.
Baptism of the Holy Ghost
The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Holy Ghost gives utterance. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth, and is a seconded defiant work of grace. With the baptism of the Holy Ghost comes the enduing of power for life and service and the bestowing of spiritual gifts.
One True God
The One True God is the eternally self-existent I AM, the Creator of the universe. He has further revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
The Original Sin & Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright in the image and likeness of God. Thefirst man, Adam, through disobedience, fell from the grace of God and, thus, sin and death entered into the world. Adam’s transgression incurred not only physical death for man, but also spiritual death which is eternal separation from God. Man’s propensity to sin because of his sinful nature necessitates salvation from the power of sin and a Savior to provide that salvation.
The Church & It's Mission
The Church is the Body of Christ and is comprised of all believers. God inhabits the Body of Christ by the Holy Ghost both individually and corporately. Since Gods purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshiped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, the Churchs responsibility is:to evangelize the world, to be a corporate body in which man may worship and glorify God, and to equip the saints for the work of service.
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of bread and a cup of the fruit of the vine is a memorial of Jesus’ suffering and death and a celebration of His resurrection to be enjoyed by all believers until He comes again.
The Second Advent of Christ and the Final Judgment
As the climax to God’s dealing with man, Jesus is coming again. At that time, there will be a resurrection of the righteous and the wicked. The wicked will be judged and the righteous will be ushered into the everlasting Kingdom of God.
Divine healing is provided for in both Old and New Testaments and is integral to the Gospel.