Covenant Theological Seminary holds to the following Articles of Faith:

I. The Holy Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of the Living God; true, without error, immutable, steadfast, unchangeable, inspired by the Lord God Jehovah; and penned by Holy men of old as they were moved upon and directed by the Holy Spirit.

II. The Eternal Godhead

We believe that there is but one true and Living God; maker of heaven and earth and all that in them; the Alpha and Omega, Who ever was, and is and shall be without end; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three Persons, equal in every divine perfection, executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

The Father-whose glory is so exceeding bright that mortal men cannot look upon His face and live; but whose heart was so filled with love and pity for His lost and sin-benighted children that He freely gave His only begotten Son to redeem and reconcile them unto Himself:

The Son-Co-existent and co-eternal with the Father, Who, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin named Mary, took upon Himself the form of man, bore our sins, carried our sorrows; and by the shedding of His precious blood upon the cross of Calvary purchased redemption for all that would
believe upon Him; bursting the bonds of death and hell, rose from the grave and ascended on high leading captivity captive, that as the great Mediator betwixt God and man, He might sit at the right hand of the Father making intercession for whom He laid down His life.

The Holy Spirit-The third person of the Godhead, the Spirit of the Father shed abroad, omnipotent, omnipresent, performing an inexpressible important mission upon earth, convicting of sin, of righteousness, and judgment, drawing sinners to the Savior, rebuking, pleading, searching, comforting, guiding, quickening, teaching, glorifying, baptizing and enduing with power from on high, all who yield to His tender ministries, preparing them for the great day of the Lord’s appearing.

III. The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, before Whom he walked in holiness and purity, but that by voluntary disobedience and transgression, he fell from the Eden of purity and innocence to the depths of sin and iniquity. We also believe that as a consequence of this, all mankind are sinners, not by coercion, but by choice, shaped in iniquity and utterly void by nature of the holiness required by the law of God. Therefore, mankind is positively inclined to evil, guilty and without excuse, justly deserving the condemnation of a just and Holy God.

IV. The Plan of Redemption

We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, the just for the unjust; freely, and by divine appointment of the Father, taking the sinner’s place, bearing his sins, receiving his condemnation, dying his death, fully paying his penalty, and signing with His life’s blood, the pardon of everyone who should believe upon Him; that upon simple faith and acceptance of the atonement purchased on Mount Calvary, the vilest sinner may be cleansed of his iniquities and made whiter than the driven snow.

V. Salvation Through Grace

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly through grace; that we have no righteousness or goodness of our own wherewith to seek divine favor, and must come, therefore, throwing ourselves upon the unfailing mercy and life of Him who bought us and washed us in His blood, pleading the
merits and righteousness of Christ the Savior, standing upon His word and accepting the free gifts of His love and pardon.

VI. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the incoming of the promised Comforter in might and glorious fullness to endue the believer with power from on high and thus enable him for purposes: to glorify and exalt the Lord Jesus; to give inspired utterance in witness of Him; to foster the spirit of prayer, holiness, sobriety; to equip the individual and the Church for practical, efficient, joyous, Spirit-filled soul –winning in the fields of life. We believe that this being the dispensation of the Holy Spirit, the believer may have every reason to expect His incoming to be after the same manner as that in which He came upon Jew and Gentile alike in Bible days, and as recorded in the Word.

VII. The Second Coming of Christ

We believe that the Second Coming of Christ is personal and imminent; that He will descend from Heaven in the clouds of glory with the voice of the Archangel and with the trump of God; and that at this hour, which no man knows beforehand, the dead in Christ shall arise; then the redeemed that are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and that so shall they ever be with the Lord.

VIII. Marriage

We believe the Bible teaches that marriage is ordained by God and is the union between one man and one woman.

IX. Sanctity of Life

We believe the Bible teaches that all human life is sacred and begins at conception.