Canaan  Theological Seminary and College (CTSC)

         201 Pear Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666                                                                                        600 Shelton Road, Radcliff, Kentucky 40160
         (757) 647-5212                                                                                                                                                                                          (270) 352-3411

    Doctrinal Statement

  • The Bible: The unique divine inspiration of all the canonical books (Old Testament and New Testament) as originally given, so that they are infallibly and uniquely authoritative and free from error of any sort; in all matters with which they deal, scientific and historical as well as moral and theological.
  • Special Creations:  Special creation of the existing space-time universe and all its basic systems and kinds of organisms in the six lateral days of the creation week.
  • Historicity: The full historicity and perspicuity of the Biblical record of Primeval history, including the literal existence of Adam  and Eve as the progenitors of all people, the literal fall and resultant divine curse on the creation, the worldwide cataclysmic deluge, and the origin of nations and languages at the Tower of Babel.
  • The Trinity: The Triune Godhead, one eternal, transcendent, omnipotent, personal god existing as one God with distinctive purposes as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • The Father: God the Father, the head of the Divine Trinity, is infinitely Spirit-sovereign, eternal, and unchangeable in all His attributes.  He is worthy of honor, adoration, and obedience.
  • The Son: The perfect, sinless humanity and the absolute, full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is indissolubly united in one divine human person since His unique incarnation by miraculous conception and virgin birth.
  • The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead who convicts, regenerates, indwells, and seals all Believers  in Christ.  The Holy Spirit fills those who yield themselves unto Him.  The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to all Believers; however, the manifestation of any particular gift is not required as evidence of salvation.
  • Redemption: The substitutionary and redemptive sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the sin of the world through His literal physical death, burial and resurrection, followed by His bodily ascension into heaven.
  • Salvation: Personal salvation from the eternal penalty of sin provided solely by the grace of God on the basis of the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (received only through personal faith in His person and work).
  • Satan: The existence of a personal, malignant being called satan who acts as tempter and accuser for whom the place of eternal punishment was prepared, where all who die outside of Christ shall be confined in conscious torment for eternity.
  • Last Things: The future, personal, bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth to judge and purge sin and to establish His eternal Kingdom.  God will consummate and fulfill His purposes in the works of creation and redemption with eternal rewards and punishments.