What We Believe
Each member of the Collegium Study Center and each tutor associated with the Study Center, having accepted Jesus Christ as personal Savior, shall subscribe annually in writing to the following Statement of Faith.
1. We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the creator and sustainer of all things, and is the source of all truth. He is holy, righteous, good, loving and full of mercy. He upholds, disposes and governs all creatures, actions and things. In His ordinary providence He makes use of means, yet is free to work without, above or against them at His pleasure.
2. We believe in the true deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He reigns as Lord of heaven and earth, and in His personal return in power and glory.
3. We believe the present ministry of the Holy Spirit is to dwell in the hearts of believers, effecting their regeneration and operating in their sanctification thus enabling them to live a godly life.
4. We believe man was created in God’s own image and is called to reflect holiness through obedience to His commandments. Adam and Eve were tempted by Satan to disobey God’s command. They fell from their original state of innocence and fellowship with God, and came under the power and penalty of sin. All men, as a result, are fallen, separated from God, and under His condemnation.
5. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone, and that good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith.
6. We believe the 66 canonical books of Holy Scripture to be God’s Word. They are inspired, authoritative and, in the original writings, completely without error and are the final authority in faith and life.
7. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved to the resurrection of life and those that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.