The purpose of the Bible College is to train and equip students for ministry and leadership by building a solid foundation of the basic Christian doctrines in a student’s life. There will be opportunities for hands-on experience, workshops, as well as planned discussion times.
The end result will be that students gain a working knowledge of the information received during their time at CBC It is important that each student receives a good understanding of “what he/she believes” and “why he/she believes it.”
Focus is very much centred on and around our core values, our DNA if you like, of faith, the believer’s authority and being led by the Holy Spirit. What you learn during this time should impact and alter your life in a biblical way and thereby increase your fruitfulness in The Kingdom.
The purpose of the Level One Training is to ground every student in the fundamentals of our faith, thereby bringing everyone onto the “same page”. After completing the Level One Diploma in Biblical Studies, the student is then eligible to attend any future Level One Diploma class they have already successfully passed at no charge.
If new subjects are offered in the future as part of Level One, the student may attend at no charge but will be required to purchase any textbooks required for the class. We serve a God of excellence and therefore we, at CBC, endeavour to do everything to a standard of excellence. Students are expected to do the same and will be required to adhere to all policies that are written in the Student Manual, including attendance at all lectures, punctuality, detailed note-taking and the dress code.
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The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. We accept the New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
Our God is one, but manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal (Phil. 2:6). The Son is the Word made flesh, the only Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 15:26).
Man, His Fall, And Redemption
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil. He gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; Rom. 3:10; Rom. 3:23; 1 John 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8). Eternal life and the new birth: Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. The New Birth is necessary for all men, and when experienced, produces ceternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5).
Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. This ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).
Baptism In The Holy Spirit
The Baptism in The Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4).
The Bible teaches that without sanctification no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30).
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through various Bible methods including the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Isa. 53:4-5).
Resurrection of the Just, the Return Of Our Lord
The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “… this same Jesus … shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “… the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…; (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16- 17). Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests. He shall reign a thousand years (Rev. 20:6).
Hell and Eternal Retribution
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms “eternal”; and “everlasting”, used in describing the duration of the punishment of the condemned in the Lake of Fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 29:20
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