What foundational truths does DTBC teach?
DTBC is founded on 12 foundational truths of Scripture, which are further broken down into numerous sub-concepts to greater depths of understanding as the student progresses through the program. The truths are integrated rather than sequential, although the first 3 statements, accepted by faith, predicate the truth of all other foundation statements.
- There is only one true and real God.
- Our God never lies.
- The Bible is God’s Word(s) to us.
- Satan and his demons make it their mission to deceive mankind from following the true God.
- All people are sinners.
- God’s bloodline Son, Jesus Christ the Savior, provides the only avenue to a relationship with God (salvation and forgiveness of our sins).
- God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are distinct from each other, yet are one.
- The believers’ foremost mission is to tell mankind the good news of forgiveness and bring others into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
- All believers make up the “church” of Jesus Christ.
- The Bible foretells important events that should create in us a sense of urgency about our mission.
- Heaven is the eternal place of residence for believers.
- Hell is the future eternal location for those who reject Jesus Christ as the only way to God.