The New Brunswick Bible Institute is a Non-denominational, Fundamental, Missionary, Independent School. In stating this we do not want to convey a proud and haughty separatist spirit, but we do want to honestly set forth our position so that you will not be under any false assumptions concerning our doctrinal policies and practices.
By Fundamental we mean that we adhere to the following statement of faith and practices which every staff member is required to sign without mental reservation.
By Non-denominational we mean that we are not aligned with any denomination, but receive students on the basis of their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and their compliance with our requirements for entrance.
By Missionary we mean that we believe that it is the task of the Church to become involved, on an individual basis and through joint effort with those of similar goals and objectives, in the ministry of World Evangelism. By World Evangelism we refer to the reaching of lost souls with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ as defined in I Corinthians 15. Our students are exposed to Faith Missions in chapels, classes and conferences.
When we refer to ourselves as Independent we mean that we are governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors. We are not affiliated with any other organization in any official capacity. Thus the school is not influenced or controlled by an outside body.
We are, however, incorporated according to the Laws of the Province of New Brunswick as a “School for Training young men and women to do the work of the ministry.” An audited financial report is published each year and available to the public upon request.
New Brunswick Bible Institute recognizes the dangers that are inherent in Neo-Evangelicalism which is that philosophy which believes the end justifies the means. We therefore repudiate this philosophy.
New Brunswick Bible Institute does not co-operate in any manner whatsoever with ecumenical groups, including the World Council of Churches and its agencies, and/or any Evangelical efforts sponsored by those who do not hold to the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.
It is the purpose of the New Brunswick Bible Institute to remain true to God’s Word in precept and practice in all phases and areas of our work.
The New Brunswick Bible Institute believes:
1. The verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testaments. By this is meant God’s superintendence of the human authors so that, using their own individual personalities, they composed and recorded without error God’s revelation to man in the words of the original autographs. (2 Peter 1:21; 2 Tim. 3:16).
2. The Trinity of the Godhead. There is one living and true God existing eternally in the three equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Gen. 1:26; Matt. 28:19) (Compare Rom. 1:7; Heb. 1:8; Acts 5:3,4).
3. The Deity of Jesus Christ. From all eternity Jesus Christ was God the Son. He came into humanity by the virgin birth and today is the God-man in the Glory. (John 1:1; Heb. 1:8; John 20:28).
4. The Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity by whom believers are called, regenerated, baptized into Christ, indwelt, sealed, entered, guided, taught, witnessed to, sanctified, aided and filled for service. (John 14:16-18; Rom 8:9-27; 1Cor. 6:19-20; Eph. 1:13-14;5:18).
5. Man is totally depraved and spiritually lost. He is by practice and by nature a sinner in need of regeneration by the Holy Spirit of God. (Eph. 2:1-3).
6. There is only one plan of salvation and that through faith in the finished work of Christ. (John 3:5; 14:6; 20:30,31). This salvation has been purchased solely through the blood of Christ. (1 Peter 1:18,19; Eph. 1:7; Rev. 1:5; Heb. 9:22).
7.Christ rose bodily from the grave. He ascended to Heaven to carry on a ministry of intercession for the saints. (John 2:19-22; Luke 24:36-43; Heb. 7:25).
8. The imminent and pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ at which time the living saints will be translated and the dead in Christ will be raised. The church which is the body of Christ will be raptured before the period of the Great Tribulation. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:14-18; 1 Cor. 15:50-52; 1 Thess. 5:9).
9. The bodily resurrection of all men: the saved to everlasting joy and bliss, the lost to everlasting damnation in hell. (Job 19:25-27; Rev. 20:4-6, 13; 2 Thess. 1:9; Matt. 25:41,46).
10. Satan, once one of God’s created cherubim, fell through pride and since then has been in constant warfare with God. He is prince of the present world system and will ultimately be confined to torments in the lake of fire. (Ezek. 28:12-19; Luke 10:18; Rev. 20:10; Is. 14:12-14).
11. That all who, by faith, receive Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and therefore children of God and eternally saved, and that the Holy Spirit dwells within every believer to enlighten him in life, testimony and service. (John 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:9-14).
12. That God gives spiritual gifts to all believers for the building up of the body of Christ. (1 Cor. 12:1-31).
13. That “tongues and healing” were authenticating signs to confirm the teaching of the apostles. Thus they were foundational gifts and are not needed today because we have the complete revelation of God in the Scriptures. Therefore, we cannot commend or support the modern day charismatic movement. (Eph. 2:20; 2 Cor 12:12; Heb. 2:4; Acts 2:43).
14. That divorced men or men married to divorcees, while they ought not to be excluded from membership, should not assume the position of pastor or deacon in a local church. Because we are training Christian leaders, we do not accept divorcees or those married to divorcees in our day school program. (1 Tim. 3:2).