Statement of Faith

The doctrinal basis of Koinonia Theological Seminary Foundation, Inc. shall be the fundamental truths of Christianity, including the following articles:

ARTICLE I: We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, infallible, God-breathed, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

ARTICLE II: We believe in one triune God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, having the same attributes and perfection.

ARTICLE III:  We believe that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe that He accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative,vicarious,    substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. Further we believe that He    ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Advocate.

ARTICLE IV: We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, convicts men, regenerates believing sinners and indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service.

ARTICLE V:  We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell and therefore all men are lost. Only through regeneration by the Spirit of Christ can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. The Holy Spirit as the indwelling One is the source of all power and all acceptable worship and service.

ARTICLE VI:  We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification and salvation for all who believe. This is totally apart from meritorious works. Those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. It is a privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation as taught in God’s Word.

ARTICLE VII:  We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ left two ordinances to be observed by the Church. The one is water baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The other is the partaking of the Lord’s Supper. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

ARTICLE VIII: We believe that the Church, as a spiritual fellowship, is the people of God, the fellowship of all true believers. The Church as an organized body is a local congregation of believers, organized for worship and the spread of the Gospel throughout the world. We believe that Christ is the Lord of the Church, both the spiritual fellowship and the local congregation.

Article IX:  We believe in the personal and imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ; and that His coming for His bride, the Church, constitutes the ‘Blessed Hope.’ His imminent return has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

Article X:  We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; the saved to everlasting life and joy with the Lord, the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.

Article XI:  We believe that the saved, through the context of the local fellowship, are obligated to witness by life and by word to the truths of the Holy Scripture to all humankind.