The sole authority of the doctrines of Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST) is the revelation of God given in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.
BGST also acknowledges the significance of the theological heritage handed down to the Christian church through the historic creeds, confessions and catechisms, in particular, the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed, in informing BGST’s formation of its chief tenets of doctrine, of which the abbreviated form is as follows.
We believe in the divine, verbal and plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures in the original languages, their consequent inerrancy and infallibility and, as the Word of God, their supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe that the whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith and life is either expressly set down in Scripture or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: to this nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelation of the Spirit or by tradition of men.
We believe in one God existing in three co-eternal Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of Mary when she was a virgin and is true God and true man.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but sinned through the fall of Adam, thereby incurring not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and become sinners in thought, word and deed.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died a propitiatory and expiatory death as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who repent of their sins and believe in Him are justified before God on the grounds of His death and resurrection.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His ascension into Heaven and in His exaltation at the right hand of God, where He intercedes for us as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the personal, visible and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to convict and regenerate the sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
We believe that Christ instituted the Sacrament of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which shall be observed by His Church till He returns.
We believe in the eternal security, bodily resurrection and eternal blessedness of the saved, and in the bodily resurrection and eternal punishment of the lost.
We believe that the universal church possesses a spiritual unity and purity realised in the Headship of Christ over His Church, and in the church being the Body of Christ.