Statement of Faith,
Ecola Bible College is an interdenominational, Christ-centered ministry, founded upon a commitment to teaching God’s Word and its applicability to everyday life. The community of Ecola, from the leadership and faculty, to the students and alumni, serve and worship in a wide variety of churches and ministries within the Evangelical Christian tradition. Our diverse backgrounds, our present-day spiritual walks, and our hopes for the future, are united by our shared commitment to the following articles of faith:
We believe that the Holy Bible, composed of both the Old and New Testaments, is unique, inspired, authoritative, and the ultimate source of guiding truth for all mankind.
We believe that God has revealed Himself to us through scripture, to eternally coexist in three persons, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Thus, we confidently affirm the doctrine of the Trinity.
We believe in the historicity of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. We affirm both His humanity and His deity, believing that He was and is the Son of God, begotten of the Father, through the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary.
We believe in the literal, historical resurrection of Jesus Christ, that He died on the cross, was buried in the tomb, and rose on the third day according to the Scriptures. That He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as the believer's advocate.
We believe in human depravity, affirming that all human beings, without exception, are born in sin and in need of a savior, Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, died as a perfect, acceptable, sufficient, once-for-all sacrifice for our sins and the sins of all mankind.
We believe that, as Jesus taught, one must be born again to be saved. New birth is salvation, and is received by God’s grace through faith and is in no way earned through good works or human effort. We believe that new birth is evidenced in a changed life.
We believe that both the saved and the unsaved will be resurrected in the last days.
We believe that those who are born again will be raised to the unimaginable pleasures of God’s presence for all of eternity. We believe that those who reject God’s plan for salvation will be punished in eternal separation from the goodness of God.
We believe that the guiding purpose for believers in this life is to make disciples through the sharing of the gospel of Jesus Christ and teaching the Scriptures.
We believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ to this world.
And so we say with the Apostle John, "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus."