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Mission and Distinctives

Distinctives

The foundation of the entire academic program of TBBCS is the fact that God has revealed Himself and His design for human existence, and that He has recorded that revelation in the Scriptures, the Bible, the Holy Word of God.  The faculty and administration of the College and Seminary are committed to establishing this foundation in each student, and thus, every teaching and every practice must honor God and the Word He has given.  No human entity, whether a man, an organization of men, or a theological system devised by men, can be allowed to usurp the authority that alone abides in the Word of God.  Neither does the authority for interpretation of the Word of God rest in any man or human system; the Scriptures shall be interpreted in accord with what they are and how they were given.

 
Thus, College and Seminary teaching will be rooted in a normal interpretation of the Scriptures not only according to the grammar and history of the time in which they were given but also with a full assurance that God has thoroughly and completely preserved His revelation to the present day.  All students will be encouraged to develop some ability to use the original language texts, not as a measure of academic prestige, but as tools to aid them in accurate understanding and application of what God actually said.


For all classes and activities, the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible will be the basic text; other versions will not be used or recommended.  For all classes and activities where original language texts are used, the Hebrew Masoretic Text (MT) and the Greek Textus Receptus (TR) will be used. 


As a ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church, the College and Seminary is an institution of higher learning that is not bound, nor will it be bound, to any external convention, council, or group that would preclude it from exposing any violation of God's righteous design.  In accord with this position and the truth that the character of God is not and cannot be different from His Word, the College and Seminary repudiates all belief systems and theological perspectives, regardless of their name or religious association, which in any way tend to exalt human reasoning or sensory perception above the Scripture, or which in any way tend to contradict or supersede the Scripture or its authority.

Our Mission

 The mission of TBBCS is to glorify God by training faithful men and women who are committed to His service whether in full-time or lay positions in their local churches.  This training centers on Christ and focuses on the Bible and those subjects directly related to its clear and effective proclamation while seeking to develop each student to the full potential of the gift of God.