BISA Faith Statement

We at the Bible Institute of South Africa, believe that the Bible is the Word and the revelation of God. We therefore accept the trustworthiness of its historical records, the authority of its teachings, and the truth of all Christ’s utterances it contains.

“A man who first tried to guess ‘what the public wants,’ and then preached that as Christianity because the public wants it, would be a pretty mixture of fool and knave.”

CS Lewis

“If a man can preach one sermon without mentioning Christ’s name in it, it ought to be his last” C.H Spurgeon
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness” Jas 1:2-3 ESV
“It is good for young believers to begin with a firm hold upon great doctrines which the Lord has taught” CH Spurgeon
“Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. We are fighting today for costly grace.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Where the Word of God is rightly handled, the Voice of God is heard” David Jackman
“I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen” Martin Luther

WE BELIEVE: In one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

WE BELIEVE: In Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is therefore true God and true man.

WE BELIEVE: That our Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, voluntarily bearing our guilt and suffering as our substitute; and that all who believe in Him are now justified by His blood, and shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

WE BELIEVE: In His corporeal resurrection and ascension into Heaven, and His present life there as our Priest and Advocate.

WE BELIEVE: That man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also Spiritual death, which is separation from God, and in consequence of “the fall” all human beings are born with a sinful nature.

WE BELIEVE: Therefore in the universality and heinousness of sin, and in the necessity of being saved by grace, and that sonship with God is attained only by regeneration through the Holy Spirit, and faith in Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE: In the personality and the godhead of the Holy Spirit who came down upon earth on the day of Pentecost, and in His offices to convict the world in respect of sin and of righteousness and of judgement, and to indwell believers as their Teacher, Sanctifier and Comforter.

WE BELIEVE: In the Great Commission which our Lord has given to His Church to evangelise the world, and that this evangelisation is the great mission of the Church. We believe in “that blessed hope”, the personal return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE: In the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; the judgment of the living and of the dead; the everlasting blessedness of the saved; and the everlasting punishment of the lost.