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KCMH Doctrinal Statement
DOCTRINAL STATEMENT OF THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE
In view of the present unrest concerning doctrinal questions within the sphere of evangelical christianity, and to answer inquiries regarding the position of the Moody Bible Institute thereupon, be it Resolved, That this Board of Trustees places on record the following statement of faith as to which it requires the subscription of the members of the faculty of the Education Branch and all official heads of the Institute, to wit:
God is a Person who has revealed Himself as a Trinity in unity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit - three Persons and yet but one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6).
The Bible, including both the Old and the New Testaments, is a divine revelation, the original autographs of which were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21).
Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, which is to say, He is Himself very God; He took upon Him our nature, being conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary; He died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the world; He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; He ascended into heaven in that body glorified, where He is now, our interceding High Priest; He will come again personally and visibly to set up His kingdom and to judge the quick and the dead (Colossians 1:15; Philippians 2:5-8; Matthew 1:18-25; I Peter 2:24-25; Luke 24; Hebrews 4:14-16; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:16-18; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 11:15-17; 20:4-6, 11-15).
Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin, and in that sense, is lost; this is true of all men, and except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God; salvation is by grace through faith in Christ who His own self bear our sins in His own body on the tree; the retribution of the wicked and unbelieving and the reward of the righteous are everlasting, and as the reward is conscious, so is the retribution (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:10, 23; John 3:3; Acts 13:38-39; 4:12; John 3:16; Matthew 25:46; II Corinthians 5:1; II Thessalonians 1:7-10).
The Church is an elect company of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body; its mission is to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the gospel among all nations; it will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air ere He appears to set up His kingdom (Acts 2:41; 15:13-17; Ephesians 1:3-6; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:6-8;
I Thessalonians 4:16-18).
ADOPTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,
AFFIRMED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING GROUP
OF MTN. HOME, JUNE 24 1982