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Introducing The Master’s College

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THE COLLEGE

gave proof that God has accepted the atoning work

of Christ on the cross. Jesus’ bodily resurrection is

also the guarantee of a future resurrection life for

all believers (John 5:26-29; 14:19; Romans 1:4; 4:25;

6:5-10; 1 Corinthians 15:20, 23).

We teach that Jesus Christ will return to receive

the church, which is His body, unto Himself at the

Rapture and, returning with His church in glory, will

establish His millennial kingdom on earth (Acts 1:9-

11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20).

We teach that the Lord Jesus Christ is the One

through whom God will judge all mankind (John

5:22-23):

a. Believers (1 Corinthians 3:10-15;

2 Corinthians 5:10)

b. Living inhabitants of the earth at His

glorious return (Matthew 25:31-46)

c. Unbelieving dead at the Great White Throne

(Revelation 20:11-15)

As the mediator between God and man (1 Timothy

2:5), the head of His body the church (Ephesians

1:22; 5:23; Colossians 1:18), and the coming universal

King who will reign on the throne of David (Isaiah

9:6; Luke 1:31-33), He is the final Judge of all who

fail to place their trust in Him as Lord and Savior

(Matthew 25:14-46; Acts 17:30-31).

God the Holy Spirit.

We teach that the Holy Spirit is

a divine person, eternal, underived, possessing all the

attributes of personality and deity including intellect

(1 Corinthians 2:10-13), emotions (Ephesians 4:30),

will (1 Corinthians 12:11), eternality (Hebrews

9:14), omnipresence (Psalm 139:7-10), omniscience

(Isaiah 40:13-14), omnipotence (Romans 15:13), and

truthfulness (John 16:13). In all the divine attributes

He is coequal and consubstantial with the Father

and the Son (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; 28:25-26; 1

Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; and Jeremiah

31:31-34 with Hebrews 10:15-17).

We teach that it is the work of the Holy Spirit to

execute the divine will with relation to all mankind.

We recognize His sovereign activity in creation

(Genesis 1:2), the incarnation (Matthew 1:18), the

written revelation (2 Peter 1:20-21), and the work of

salvation (John 3:5-7).

We teach that a unique work of the Holy Spirit in

this age began at Pentecost when He came from the

Father as promised by Christ (John 14:16-17; 15:26)

to initiate and complete the building of the body of

Christ, which is His church (1 Corinthians 12:13).

The broad scope of His divine activity includes

convicting the world of sin, of righteousness, and

of judgment; glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ and

transforming believers into the image of Christ (John

16:7-9; Acts 1:5; 2:4; Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18;

Ephesians 2:22).

We teach that the Holy Spirit is the supernatural and

sovereign agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers

into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13).

The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs,

empowers them for service, and seals them unto the

day of redemption (Romans 8:9; 2 Corinthians 3:6;

Ephesians 1:13).

We teach that the Holy Spirit is the divine teacher

who guided the apostles and prophets into all truth as

they committed to writing God’s revelation, the Bible.

Every believer possesses the indwelling presence of

the Holy Spirit from the moment of salvation, and it

is the duty of all those born of the Spirit to be filled

with (controlled by) the Spirit (John 16:13; Romans

8:9; Ephesians 5:18; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 John 2:20, 27).

We teach that the Holy Spirit administers spiritual

gifts to the church. The Holy Spirit glorifies neither

Himself nor His gifts by ostentatious displays, but

He does glorify Christ by implementing His work

of redeeming the lost and building up believers

in the most holy faith (John 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; 1

Corinthians 12:4-11; 2 Corinthians 3:18).

We teach, in this respect, that God the Holy Spirit

is sovereign in the bestowing of all His gifts for the

perfecting of the saints today and that speaking in

tongues and the working of sign miracles in the

beginning days of the church were for the purpose

of pointing to and authenticating the apostles as

revealers of divine truth, and were never intended

to be characteristic of the lives of believers (1

Corinthians 12:4-11; 13:8-10; 2 Corinthians 12:12;

Ephesians 4:7-12; Hebrews 2:1-4).