Christ Exalted Seminary is dedicated to helping students become more disciplined in their daily study of God’s Word. We will equip and make ready a people for the Lord, who will not be ashamed for their lack of knowledge of the Scriptures, but by having studied will be approved of God, fit for His use, possessing the ability to rightly divide the Word of Truth (2Ti. 2:15), and who will “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks” (1Pe. 3:15).
Christ Exalted Seminary’s vision is to train, equip, and instruct students to live and flow in God’s Word by giving them the knowledge that will establish them in excellence.
What We Believe
Christ Exalted Seminary adopts the following statements as its fundamental truths and doctrines:
- The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the revealed will of God without error. The Bible shows us God’s principles and standards for living; it sustains us in all circumstances (2Ti. 3:15-17; 1Pe. 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12; Joh. 1:14).
- There is only One True God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Deu. 6:4; Isa. 43:10; Mat. 28:19; Luk. 3:22; Joh. 1:1, 14; 10:30).
- Man was created in God’s image. By voluntary transgression, man fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31; 3:17; Rom. 5:12-21).
- Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of a virgin, came to Earth to save man from sin and the consequences of sin through His shed blood. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and healing for all mankind (Psa. 103:3; 2Co. 5:21). This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth, Jesus is Lord (Luk. 1:26-35; Rom 3:24; 10:8-10; Eph. 2:8).
- The inward evidence, to the believer, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom. 8:16). The outward evidence, to all men, is a life of true holiness and love (Joh. 13:35; 1Jo. 3:23).
- Salvation and justification are by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity (Rom. 5:1; 10:9-10; 14:10-12; 2Co. 5:10; Gal. 5:5; Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:5-7; Jam. 2:18).
- Baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and has been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. It is through baptism that we publicly identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Mat. 28:19; Act. 2:38; 10:47-48; Rom. 6:3-6; Col. 2:11-14; 1Pe. 3:21).
- Christians need to partake of the Communion elements, in remembrance of the work of the cross, which represent the Body and the Blood of the Lord Jesus. The way a believer takes Communion can affect his or her health. Sickness can come from not recognizing or discerning the Body of the Lord. It is by participating in the Lord’s Supper that we proclaim His death and the power of His Blood to save, until His return (Isa. 53:4-5; Mat. 8:17; Joh. 6:53-58; 1Co. 11:23-30; 1Pe. 2:24).
- All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father which is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the command of Jesus Christ. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Luk. 24:49; Act. 1:4-8; 2:38-39; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 1Co. 12:1-31).
- All believers should have the evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power on public testimony and service (Act. 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2, 6; Rom. 8:26-27).
- Necessary for the church is the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The manifestational gifts of the Holy Spirit are the gift of the Word of Wisdom, the gift of the Word of Knowledge, the gift of the Discerning of Spirits, the gift of the Gifts of Healing, the gift of the Working of Miracles, the gift of Faith, the gift of Divers Kinds of Tongues, the gift of Interpretation of Tongues and the gift of Prophecy (Mar. 16:15-18; Act. 5:16; 1Co. 12:8-10).
- The Church is the Body of Christ. Each believer is an essential part (Rom. 12:3-8; 1Co. 12:4-30; Eph. 1:22).
- God’s will is to heal and deliver His people today as He did in the days of the early Church. Jesus has provided by His stripes healing for us physically (Isa. 53:4-5; Mat. 8:17; 1Pe. 2:24) and mentally (Isa. 26:3: Rom. 12:2; 2Ti. 1:7).
- God’s will is to meet our needs financially (Luk. 6:38; Joh. 10:10; 2Co. 9:6-10; Php. 4:19; 3Jo. 2) and socially (Pro. 3:4).
- We have authority over sickness, disease, demons, curses and every circumstance in life (Luk. 10:19; 2Co. 10:4-5; 1Pe. 2:24).
- Our Blessed Hope is as follows: Jesus is coming to gather all His saints to Heaven (1Co. 15:51-52; 1Th. 4:16-17; 2Th. 2:1).
- Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from God and burn in the Lake of Fire (Rev. 19:20, 20:10-15).
- There is yet to come a pre-millennial Second Coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Psa. 2; 22:27-28; 110; Mat. 24:29-31; 25:31; 2Th. 2:8-10; Rev. 16:13-16; 19:11-21; 20:1-7; Isa. 2:4; 11:9; Jer. 23:5; Dan. 7:7-28; Mic. 4:3-4; Hab. 2:14; Zec. 9:10, 12; 14:9).
- There will be a literal rule of Christ upon the Earth, a resurrection of the regenerate to eternal life and the unregenerate to eternal damnation, and an ultimate victory of the eternal Kingdom of God (Mat. 24:31-46; Act. 1:11; 24:15; 1Th. 4:13-18; Rev. 22:7, 11, 20).
- There will be a Millennial Reign of Jesus. The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on Earth as the Scripture promised (Rom. 11:25, 27; 2Th. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-70). After that, there will be a new Earth (Rev. 21).
- We are to worship the Lord in spirit, song, dance, and with the raising of our hands. We are to praise and worship Him with our whole being (Psa. 28:2; 63:4; 134:2; 141:2; 150:1-6; Joh. 4:24; 1Ti. 2:8).