Introducing The Master’s University
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We teach that the Bible is God's written revelation to man, and thus the 66 books of the Bible given to us by the Holy
Spirit constitute the plenary (inspired equally in all parts) Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We teach that the Word of God is an objective, propositional revelation (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 2:13),
verbally inspired in every word (2 Timothy 3:16), absolutely inerrant in the original documents, infallible, and God-
breathed. We teach the literal, grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture, which affirms the belief that the
opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17), describe the special
creation of man and woman (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:5-25), and define marriage as between one man and one woman
(Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5). Scripture elsewhere dictates that any sexual activity outside of marriage is an abomination
before the Lord (Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:1-30; Matthew 5:27-32, 19:1-9; 1 Corinthians 5:1-5, 6:9-10; 1 Thessalonians
We teach that the Bible constitutes the only infallible rule of faith and practice (Matthew 5:18, 24:35; John 10:35, 16:12-
13, 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We teach that God spoke in His written Word by a process of dual authorship. The Holy Spirit so superintended the
human authors that, through their individual personalities and different styles of writing, they composed and recorded
God's Word to man (2 Peter 1:20-21) without error in whole or in part (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16).
We teach that, whereas there may be several applications of any given passage of Scripture, there is but one true
interpretation. The meaning of Scripture is to be found as one diligently applies the literal grammatical-historical method
of interpretation under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit (John 7:17, 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-15; 1 John 2:20). It
is the responsibility of believers to ascertain carefully the true intent and meaning of Scripture, recognizing that proper
application is binding on all generations. Yet the truth of Scripture 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 whom He
would have as His own (Ephesians 1:4-6); He saves from sin all who come to Him through Jesus Christ; He adopts as
His own 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).