Immanuel Seminary has a distinctive approach to education, distinguished from other liberal arts colleges. We seek to offer a specialized curriculum rather than a broad liberal arts curriculum. As a result, we achieve the classification of a professional school offering ministry skills. We present a conservative Christian approach to education rather than the humanistic progressive approach. We believe that the Christian approach will supply you with the best possible programs and methods of study. At Immanuel, you'll follow a concurrent study of Biblical, professional, and general education courses throughout your entire academic program. This integrating of the Bible into academic study is one of the highest priorities of our faculty. The main tenet of Immanuel is that all teaching and learning must be in accordance with the authority of God's Holy Word. We ensure that you will be prepared and trained to be a spiritual leader. We seek to help you become a person whose life is distinctive and well equipped so that each opportunity of service for God becomes a source of spiritual blessing. We purpose to present to you an education with a lifestyle centered around the person and the work of Jesus Christ. We believe this lifestyle brings a sense of destiny. You will be able to work shoulder to shoulder with well-qualified faculty.
At Immanuel you are free to pursue your calling in an atmosphere of love and personal interest.
Immanuel's Statement Of Doctrine
We believe the whole Bible from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 as the verbally inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God.
We believe in the special creation of the world and the historicity of the first eleven chapters of Genesis.
We believe in the Trinity, one God in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each member co-equal to the other.
We believe in the sovereignty of God.
We believe that God chose, foreknew, and foreordained not only His great plan, but also all that would be a part of His great redemptive Purpose by His grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that the sovereign work and choice of the Holy Spirit, man is convicted of sin and illumined. As he responds to God's grace in faith, he, as one of the Elect, receives the Spirit of Adoption, is predestined unto the adoption of sons and predestines to be conformed to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ, and thus, anticipates his adoption, the redemption of his body.
We believe Jesus Christ was born of Mary, the virgin, and is the Son of God, as well as God, the Son.
We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, the Just for the unjust that He might bring us to God.
We believe that He rose from the grave the third day according to the Scriptures. We believe that He, only, is the great High Priest. No other but Christ ever lived to make intercession for us.
We believe in the imminent, pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church and the pre-millennial return of Christ in Person, bodily, visibly, to establish His Kingdom on the earth.
We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit. We believe that in order to be saved, one must be born again (John 3:3). We believe in the eternal salvation of the redeemed and the eternal punishment of the wicked.
We believe in the literal existence of the devil. We believe that the local church is a body of baptized believers, (Immersion), whose mission is not to "reform the world", but is to preach and teach the Gospel of salvation to the individual.
We believe, in summary, that a New Testament believer is one who believes in a supernatural Bible which tells of a supernatural Christ, who had a supernatural birth, who spoke supernatural words, who performed supernatural miracles, who lived a supernatural life, who died a supernatural death, who rose in supernatural power, who ascended in supernatural splendor, who intercedes as a supernatural Priest, and who will one day return in supernatural glory to establish a supernatural kingdom on the earth.
Immanuel Bible College and Theological Seminary does not recognize the modern tongues movement to be biblically based. Hence, no student is encouraged to pursue or promote this phenomenon while studying at Immanuel.
We recognize that about 50 conservative Christian scholars translated the King James Version (KJV). The KJV is the only Bible that has ever been translated from the Majority Text.
We recognize that all other Bibles, New Testaments, and versions published since 1880 were translated from the recent Minority Text produced by the liberals.
We also recognize that some of the Bibles and versions published since 1880 were translated by liberals who deny some portions of the Bible as being the Word of God. Thus, we are persuaded that the King James Version is the best of all Bibles now in existence.
We further believe that the King James Version is the nearest to the original manuscripts and that it is more accurate than all of the other translations and versions. We recognize that the King James Version has human problems, but we believe that every problem has a solution, even though we do not now have all of the solutions.
We do not believe that the King James Version has errors or mistakes.
1 Peter 2:9-10 (KJV)
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;
Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
To provide you with:
An environment of personal growth through discipleship and mentoring. This involves your personal and financial needs
A conservative, theological, and Biblical education offering undergraduate and graduate degrees
A Biblical world view that encourages and enhances you for personal evangelism and missions
A curriculum that equips you for ministering in the local church
Our prayer and commitment is that you develop:
A heart that defends and declares the Gospel of Jesus Christ
An ability to employ the proper methods of Biblical interpretation
A grasp on the impact and challenge of the great commission and its implications to the world
An ability to implement your spiritual and academic training into the local church
A life of continual spiritual growth and practical applications in Christian living
A commitment to the continued study of the Scriptures