Welcome to the first edition of the Maranatha Baptist Theological Journal. This peer-reviewed journal is the product of Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Seminary.
Maranatha has a rich and uncompromising heritage in Baptist fundamentalism. The duty to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints is part of Maranatha’s institutional fabric.
For us at Maranatha, being a Baptist includes adherence to the fundamentals of the faith but adds additional clarifying information about where we stand and why we are here.
The fundamentalist movement began to develop in the 1870s as a defense of biblical doctrine and theology against the theological liberalism that developed from 1650 and took shape in the nineteenth century.
Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Seminary is committed to dispensational hermeneutics because dispensationalism provides a hermeneutic that allows the text to speak for itself.
The mission statement of Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Seminary declares that we exist to develop leaders for ministry in the local church and the world “To the Praise of His Glory.”
The purpose of this statement was to make clear to the Board of Trustees the commitment of the Bible faculty to biblical truth and the positions Maranatha has historically held.
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