Editorial -- By: Anonymous
MSJ 4:2 (Fall 93) p. 121
As we conclude this fourth year of publishing TMSJ, our faculty stands more committed to the accurate interpretation and proclamation of the Scriptures than ever before (2 Tim 2:15). Our President, Dr. John MacArthur, Jr., has recently written Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World (Crossway, 1993) in which he details the alarming parallels between “The Down-Grade Controversy” of Charles Spurgeon’s day and the current de-emphasis of theology in favor of pragmatism by contemporary church leaders. Thus, it is appropriate to acknowledge that The Master’s Seminary gladly commits itself afresh to be faithful stewards, like Paul, of God’s whole counsel (Acts 20:27; 1 Cor 4:1).
Just as the Constitution of the United States has historically proven indispensable to the ongoing stability of our country, even more so has our Statement of Faith helped to ensure the continuing biblical integrity and theological predictability of The Master’s Seminary. For those of our readers who are new in your relationship with TMS, we wanted you to know the details of where we stand on biblical beliefs. Additionally, we reaffirm our scriptural commitments to you who already are familiar with our Statement.
The Master’s Seminary recognizes that any doctrinal statement can be a fallible, human attempt to summarize and systematize the riches of an infallible divine revelation. But this in no way detracts from the importance of such a statement. The following affirmations carefully specify our teaching position with regard to the major biblical doctrines, and thus provide a framework for curriculum and instruction at the seminary. They also supply an anchor to protect against theological drift. For these reasons, members of the board of directors, administration, and faculty members annually affirm their agreement with this Statement of Faith.
Richard L. Mayhue
MSJ 4:2 (Fall 93) p. 122
The Master’s Seminary Statement of Faith
The Holy Scriptures
We teach that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man, and thus the sixty-six books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute the plenary (inspired equally in all parts) Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Peter 1:20–21).
We teach that the Word of God is an objective, propositional revelation (1 Thessalonians 2:13; You must have a subscription and be logged in to read the entire article.
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