Statement of Faith


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The Trinity. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that God the Father is a spiritual being, omnipotent, omniscient, holy, righteous, loving and infinitely good; having life in Himself and giving life to all things.

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, the only begotten of the Father.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, in His ascension into Heaven, in His present life as our High Priest and Advocate and in His personal return.

We believe in the supernatural manifestation of the Holy Spirit in and through the life of the believer; in His empowering and equipping for service and ministry and in His definite, yet progressive work of sanctification, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of Salvation.

Sin And Salvation. We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe and trust in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

We believe that all who repent of their sin, receive Jesus Christ by faith as Saviour and confess Him as Lord are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust and in the eternal blessedness of the children of God.

Scripture. We believe in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.

The Church. We believe that the one true church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are therefore essentials of church membership and that the church on earth is the organism through which God says and does what He desires for His world.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper – to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith.

Foundational Principles

SATS stands on the triune doctrinal foundation of:

We believe that the Bible is the only written revelation of and from God and that it is therefore all we need for faith and life.

We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son and the full revelation of the Godhead to mankind. He is head of the church and Lord of our lives. As a result, we are to base our doctrine and practice on what He said and did.

We believe that we are to trust and obey God the Holy Spirit and that we are to embrace all that the Scriptures reveal of Him and His ministry.

Philosophy

We see our role as providing lifelong learning opportunities 2 in theological and practical, church-related studies of a sound academic standard. We believe that the responsibility for the learning process should be placed upon the student within the context of the local church. We see our role as a provider of reasonably priced, academically sound Christocentric, theological distance learning tuition, via the latest course delivery technologies.

2 – Lifelong Learning describes the philosophy that in this day and age we all need to be in a continuing process of updating our skills and knowledge.