Our Doctrinal Statement
All members of the faculty and administration, as well as the curricular and other programs of Golden State School of Theology, adhere to the following statement of convictions:
The divine plenary inspiration of the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given is infallible, authoritative, and free from error in all matters with which the scriptures deal.
Through divine will, God brought the world and the universe with all its systems and kinds of living organisms into existence.
The historical and biblical record of primeval time which includes Adam and Eve's fall, sin and the curse entering the world, and the creation of nations evolving from the Tower of Babel, is a truthful account of the status of man.
The Trinity is the triune Godhead existing as One, yet in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit and the Son share the same nature with the Father, who is eternal, transcendent, and sovereign, yet personal, immanent, loving, and faithful.
God the Father, the first person of the Holy Trinity, is eternal, Creator of all things, unchangeable in all His attributes and sovereign Lord of the universe. He is worthy of praise, adoration, and obedience.
Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He became one sinless, perfect, divine-human person through the Incarnation, miraculous conception, and virgin birth.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead. He convicts, regenerates, indwells, seals, guides and empowers. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts and fills those persons who yield to Him and enables them to bear much fruit.
The substitutionary, literal, physical death of Jesus Christ on the cross for the sin of the world brought hope to the believer by His burial, resurrection and ascension into heaven. As He lives, so shall we also live.
Salvation from sin comes from God by grace and is received by personal faith in the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Satan, called the devil or Lucifer, is a malignant being who is a deceiver, liar, tempter, and destroyer. Eternal punishment and torment will be not only for him, but for all persons who reject Jesus Christ as Savior.
The personal, bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth to judge and to purge sin and to establish His kingdom will conjugate all His purposes in the works of creation, redemption, rewards, and punishments.
The Church is a fellowship of believers both local and universal. It is united by the Holy Spirit into one redeemed Body of Christ and identified as the possession of Christ. As the Bride of Christ, the Church is to build the kingdom by strengthening the saints and winning the lost through evangelism.