Within our Statement of Faith, we have provided a short summary of our doctrinal positions here. If you would like to dig a little deeper, please read our Commitment Statements below.

We believe in. . .

  • The verbal, plenary inspiration of the Old and New Testaments
  • God in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the new birth in Christ alone
  • Baptism by immersion for believers only
  • The eternal security of the believer
  • The Lord’s Supper as a memorial
  • Six creation days of twenty-four hours each
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ and His bodily ascension into heaven where He now intercedes for believers
  • The pretribulation rapture of all believers
  • The premillennial return and millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ
  • The judgment
  • The reality of heaven and hell
  • The local church as God’s institution to carry out the Great Commission
  • The obligation of every believer to live a holy life and witness to the lost of the saving power of Christ.

You may also want to have a look at our history, leadership, and core values.

Commitment Statements

Maranatha’s Doctrinal Statement originated in the very first year of Maranatha’s existence. During the summer of 2009, the college Bible faculty and the seminary faculty created an expansion of the doctrinal statement and set forth the following declaration of its commitment to biblical truth and its application of that truth to the lives of its students, staff, and faculty.