The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
stands in judgment of men; never do men stand in
judgment of it.
We teach that there is but one living and true God
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7; 1 Corinthians 8:4),
an infinite, all-knowing Spirit (John 4:24), perfect in
all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing
in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
(Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)—each equally
deserving worship and obedience.
God the Father.
We teach that God the Father,
the first person of the Trinity, orders and disposes
all things according to His own purpose and grace
(Psalm 145:8-9; 1 Corinthians 8:6). He is the Creator
of all things (Genesis 1:1-31; Ephesians 3:9). As
the only absolute and omnipotent ruler in the
universe, He is sovereign in creation, providence,
and redemption (Psalm 103:19; Romans 11:36). His
fatherhood involves both His designation within
the Trinity and His relationship with mankind. As
Creator He is Father to all men (Ephesians 4:6),
but He is spiritual Father only to believers (Romans
8:14; 2 Corinthians 6:18). He has decreed for His
own glory all things that come to pass (Ephesians
1:11). He continually upholds, directs, and governs
all creatures and events (1 Chronicles 29:11). In
His sovereignty He is neither author nor approver
of sin (Habakkuk 1:13; John 8:38-47), nor does
He abridge the accountability of moral, intelligent
creatures (1 Peter 1:17). He has graciously chosen
from eternity past those whomHe would have as His
own (Ephesians 1:4-6); He saves from sin all those
who come to Him; and He becomes, upon adoption,
Father to His own (John 1:12; Romans 8:15; Galatians
4:5; Hebrews 12:5-9).
God the Son.
We teach that Jesus Christ, the
second person of the Trinity, possesses all the
divine excellencies, and in these He is coequal,
consubstantial, and coeternal with the Father (John
We teach that God the Father created “the heavens
and the earth and all that is in them” according to His
own will, through His Son, Jesus Christ, by whom all
things continue in existence and in operation (John
1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2).
We teach that in the incarnation (God becoming man)
Christ surrendered only the prerogatives of deity
but nothing of the divine essence, either in degree
or kind. In His incarnation, the eternally existing
second person of the Trinity accepted all the essential
characteristics of humanity and so became the God-
man (Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 2:9).
We teach that Jesus Christ represents humanity and
deity in indivisible oneness (Micah 5:2; John 5:23;
14:9-10; Colossians 2:9).
We teach that our Lord Jesus Christ was born of a
virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23, 25; Luke 1:26-35);
that He was God incarnate (John 1:1, 14); and that
the purpose of the incarnation was to reveal God and
to redeem men (Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:29;
Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 7:25-26; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
We teach that, in the incarnation, the second
person of the Trinity laid aside His right to the full
prerogatives of coexistence with God, assumed the
place of a Son, and took on an existence appropriate
to a servant while never divesting Himself of His
divine attributes (Philippians 2:5-8).
We teach that our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished
our redemption through the shedding of His blood
and sacrificial death on the cross and that His death
was voluntary, vicarious, substitutionary, propitiatory,
and redemptive (John 10:15; Romans 3:24-25; 5:8; 1
We teach that on the basis of the efficacy of the
death of our Lord Jesus Christ, the believing sinner
is freed from the punishment, the penalty, the power,
and one day the very presence of sin; and that he is
declared righteous, given eternal life, and adopted into
the family of God (Romans 3:25; 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians
5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18).
We teach that our justification is made sure by His
literal, physical resurrection from the dead and that
He is now ascended to the right hand of the Father,
where He mediates as our Advocate and High Priest
(Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:38-39; Acts 2:30-31; Romans
4:25; 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1).
We teach that in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from
the grave, God confirmed the deity of His Son and