Manna Bible Institute
TO TRAIN the student in the knowledge of the Holy Scriptures in order that he will be intelligently and spiritually equipped to teach others.
TO EQUIP the student for the defense of the Gospel in a day of apostasy, and to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints both in beliefs and behavior.
TO NURTURE the student in the Word of God for the purpose of guiding him toward Christian maturity and the ability to evaluate those gifts and skills bestowed on him by the Holy Spirit, and to help him discover his place in the service of Christ and humanity.
TO HELP the student toward such personality development and the acquisition of such skills as are necessary in church-related vocations and Christian ministries.
TO ASSIST the student in an understanding of his own and other cultures and of the role of his culture in today’s world.
TO CHALLENGE the student to think logically and in harmony with the Word of God, to understand the methods and means of research common to Bible study and independent study, and to aid the student in interpreting this findings in the light of a biblical world view and skillfully communicate them to others with persuasion and power.
TO TEACH the student the value of a life of personal separation to God, the privilege and potential of the prayer life, and the necessity for proper motives in all of life and labor.
TO IMPART to the student an abiding sense of the spiritual need of a lost world, and specifically to equip many to answer the challenge of inner-city ministry with all its opportunities for evangelism and Christian education.
WE BELIEVE that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God; that these Holy Scriptures are verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writings; and that they are the final and supreme authority in faith and life.
WE BELIEVE in one God existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in nature, power, and glory. We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; and in the Holy Spirit, a divine Person distinct from the Father and Son.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the eternally begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; that He is true God and true man, the only Mediator between God and man.
WE BELIEVE that man was originally created in the image of God, but that through sin man brought upon himself and his posterity not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; that all human beings by physical birth possess a sinful nature and are, therefore, sinners in thought, word, and deed; that in order to be restored to fellowship with God they must be born again of the Spirit of God.
WE BELIEVE that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures”; that His death was a substitutionary atonement for our sins; and that all who believe in Him are accounted righteous before God, justified and given the title to eternal life, solely through the merit of Christ on the ground of His shed blood.
WE BELIEVE that salvation is by grace through faith, and that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again into the family of God, quickened by the Holy Spirit, and given a new life from God, and are thus eternally secure in Him.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead on the third day; that He ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, as our High Priest and Advocate.
WE BELIEVE in the personal, bodily, and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom on earth.
WE BELIEVE in in the bodily resurrection of the dead, both lost and saved; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost.
WE BELIEVE that all believers are vitally united to the Body of Christ, His Church; and that it is the supreme responsibility of its members to bear witness to the saving grace and power of the Lord Jesus Christ and to make His gospel known to all men.
[This doctrinal statement must be signed without mental reservation by all officers, teachers and board members as well as those on the Membership of Manna Bible Institute.]