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Statement of Doctrine
KMBC is committed to the Wesleyan interpretation of Christian doctrine and expects all members of faculty and staff to affirm yearly their allegiance to the doctrine, including the following positions:
The supreme authority, the divine, plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, inerrant in the original.
One God, self-existent, revealed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who are co-equal and co-eternal.
The deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, vicarious atonement, bodily resurrection and personal premillennial return.
The person and deity of the Holy Spirit.
The lost condition of man who was made in the image of God and by transgression fell.
The universal inheritance of depravity of soul and spiritual death.
Justification provided through Christ's atonement for all who repent and believe.
Entire sanctification as an instantaneous work of grace wrought in the believer through faith, subsequent to regeneration and witnessed to by the Holy Spirit: the heart is cleansed from all sin and filled with the pure love of the Holy Spirit.
Speaking in unknown tongues in public or private worship (including "prayer language") contradicts Biblical teaching. The practice or promotion of such is not permitted. (While we do not endorse modern charismatic practices, we do maintain warm hearted Christian fellowship with them).
The resurrection and glorification of the saints and the eternal punishment of the wicked.
The progressive growth in grace toward Christian maturity through a consistent Christian life of faith and good works.
The ordinances instituted by Christ: water baptism and the Lord's Supper.
A Biblical view regarding marital faithfulness and monogamy, condemning promiscuity, fornication, and homosexual acts/lifestyle.
Sanctity of Marriage and Human Sexuality
The fundamental Biblical and philosophical goal of Kentucky Mountain Bible College is to develop students into mature, Christian individuals. Of necessity, this involves KMBC's understanding and belief of what qualities or characteristics exemplify a Christlike life (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18).
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative Word of God. Therefore, everything we say and do must be under the guidance and authority of the Scriptures. Our integrity depends on consistent application of our commonly understood biblical truths (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
2. We uphold the sanctity of marriage as a God-ordained, special union between a man and a woman, where sexual relations are both honored and affirmed by God (Genesis 1:27-28, 2:24-25). The Bible teaches that all sexual unions outside of marriage, as thus defined, are sinful (Hebrews 13:4). When dealing with sexual sins, we have no alternative but to follow the teachings of Scripture, as we understand them, and consistently apply those teachings to both heterosexual and homosexual situations (Proverbs 6:29; Ephesians 4:17-24). We understand that sexual sins of all kinds stem fundamentally from an individual's brokenness, and it is God's intention to heal the broken and make us whole.
3. We understand the Bible to teach that we must oppose all sexual sin while demonstrating compassion for those who fall victim to it, distinguishing between the value and identity of each person as an individual, and the behavioral choices which some individuals make (Galatians 5:19-25; 1 Corinthians 7:1-3). We understand the Bible to differentiate between recognition of person-hood and rejection of those actions which it defines as immoral, while simultaneously extending forgiveness and healing to all who respond in believing faith to its universal offer of God's grace (John 8:3-11; Luke 15:10).
All KMBC students are expected to exhibit the Christlike qualities taught by Scripture and to refrain from activities or behavior that is contrary to those teachings. Therefore, KMBC retains the right to refuse enrollment to or to suspend any student who engages in sexual immorality, including any student who professes to be homosexual/bisexual or who is a practicing homosexual/bisexual, as well as any student who condones, supports, or otherwise promotes such practices (Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:24-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-20; 1 Timothy 1:9-11).