Statement of Faith
We believe that the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired of God and that they are the supreme and final authority for faith and practice. We accept the Authorized King James Version to be the Word of God, without error.
We believe in a Triune God, who is — God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:18)
GOD THE FATHER, Creator of Heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, rich in grace, supreme in love, and measureless in power. He hears and answers prayer. He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
GOD THE SON, JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S only begotten Son and born of the virgin Mary. He is the only atonement for the sin of this world by the shedding of His blood on the cross. We believe that He arose bodily, ascended into Heaven and is seated at the Father's right hand as our High Priest and Only Mediator. We look for His personal, premillennial, imminent return.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT, a Person who is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is sent from God to reprove the world of sin and to regenerate all who receive Christ as personal Saviour.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of Adam's transgression, the whole human race fell. All men everywhere are sinners, both by nature and by choice.
We believe in a personal devil who was cast out of Heaven and is now the prince of the air. He is the archenemy of God. He has already been judged and someday will be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented day and night, forever and forever.
We believe that salvation is by grace, through faith in the shed blood of the Son of God, which was shed for the sins of all mankind, not merely for a selected few. When someone receives salvation, they are eternally secure.
Heaven and Hell
We believe that Heaven and Hell are literal places, prepared of God as the only eternal abode. All those who have been saved shall live eternally with God. All those without Christ shall abide in the lake of fire forever, eternally separated from God.
The Local Church
We believe local churches consist of regenerated believers who have been Scripturally baptized and are banded together for worship, work, spiritual fellowship, and spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the only church ordinances.
We believe in Bible separation, that is, to be set apart from the world, sin, self, and Satan, and to be separated "unto the praise of His glory" and the furtherance of the Gospel.
The Great Commission and Spiritual Gifts
We believe that all believers are to be witnesses unto the lost for Christ. We believe that all believers have certain God-given gifts and talents and are stewards for God. Some are called to preach or to other special ministries. We also believe that all who have rejected the Gospel or who have never heard the Gospel are lost, and that it is every believer's responsibility to help get the Gospel to everyone.
We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornications, adultery and pornography is a sinful perversion of God's gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's gender by surgery or appearance. (Genesis 2:24; Genesis 19:5-13; Genesis 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4)
Our position on accreditation.
The Rock of Ages College of Biblical Studies and Theological Seminary is fully supported by student tuition. Any money not used for the expense of the college will help the Rock of Ages Ministries carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to prisoners around the world. Therefore, while receiving a Bible Education our students are helping win souls in prison.
A special note of interest is placed here to clarify our position on accreditation. The Rock of Ages College of Biblical Studies and Theological Seminary is NOT accredited by any state educational system. We are not a Liberal Arts College and are not recognized by anyone other than the Lord Jesus Christ.
We cannot assure you that the work you do or the degree you earn will be transferable to another college, or Bible Institute. Nor can we assure that your degree will qualify you for a teaching position or any other employment opportunities. (We are not saying it will not be transferable or accepted. We just cannot assure you that it will be.) However, most Bible Colleges will accept a transfer of credits from Rock of Ages College of Biblical Studies and Theological Seminary.
We do believe Christian workers, Sunday School Teachers, Preachers, and students of the Bible will gain much knowledge for their personal ministry and service for the Lord. We believe God will richly bless those who prepare themselves for His service. Studying with Rock of Ages College of Biblical Studies and Theological Seminary allows you to better prepare yourself for His service, while continuing in your present work or ministry.
If approval “of man” is what you are looking for there are many such colleges you may attend. If approval by God is your objective, we want to help you to reach that goal. You may study at your own pace in the privacy of your home at an affordable cost.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15
Independent Baptist by Conviction
Rock of Ages College Of Biblical Studies & Theological Seminary is an Independent Baptist external studies college.
We will accept for enrollment, any Christian, man or woman, who agrees with us scripturally, doctrinally, and that will agree to abide by the regulations/guidelines of this ministry, and is a member of a Baptist Church.
We will only consider accepting credit for subjects previously studied that are offered in the Rock of Ages College Of Biblical Studies & Theological Seminary catalog, if completed with a college of our faith (Baptist) and Scriptural doctrine. A transcript or other proof of subject completion must be submitted to obtain credit.