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 the Maranatha Commitment Statements.

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, university leadership, and core values.