About Phoenix Seminary
Statement of Faith
We believe there is one God, who eternally exists in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Concerning the Bible
We believe the 66 books of the Old and New Testament are the authoritative Word of God based on an inspired text without error in the autographs. “Autograph” is a theological term referring to the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek manuscripts of Scripture.
Concerning the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the full deity and humanity of Christ, 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 intercedes for us, and in His personal return in power and glory.
Concerning the Human Condition
We believe all human beings are lost and sinful by nature. Consequently, salvation can only be accomplished by God’s grace through regeneration and justification by the Holy Spirit. Salvation cannot be earned. It is a gift from God, received only by faith in Jesus Christ.
Concerning the Present Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe the indwelling Holy Spirit works the regeneration, sanctification and preservation of the Christian. His ministry is to glorify Jesus Christ and empower the believer for godly living and service.
Concerning the Spiritual Unity of Believers
We believe the Church is the body of Christ of which He is the Head.
Concerning the Future
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved unto eternal life and the lost to eternal condemnation.
Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct
This Statement of Faith does not fully encompass the extent of our doctrinal beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality and the proper conduct of mankind, and is the sole and final source of all that we believe.
For purposes of Phoenix Seminary’s doctrine, practice, policy and discipline, the Board of Directors, as advised by the faculty, is the Seminary’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application. Phoenix Seminary students must affirm the statement of faith. Phoenix Seminary’s resident faculty and senior administrators hold to a more detailed Faculty Teaching Position.