STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Holy Scriptures to be given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, infallible and God’s revealed Word to man (Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13).
We believe Scripture teaches there is only one true and living God who has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).
We believe man is a sinful being in need of redemption (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Psalm 51:5; John 6:44; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 2:14).
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God and the Son of Man, that He came to save man from condemnation of sin by offering His blood as an atonement, making it available to all who exercise faith in Him (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (Luke 7:50; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Romans 10:13-15; Luke 24:47;
Titus 2:11, 3:5-7; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Timothy 1:9).
We believe the Scriptures ascribe to the Holy Spirit the acts and attributes of an intelligent being, and that the works of God such as creation, inspiration, giving of life and sanctification are also ascribed to the Holy Spirit (John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 2:11; Genesis 1:2; Acts 10:19, 13:2, 16:6, 13:4; John 16:8; Mark 3:29; Acts 7:51; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 6:11,12; Job 33:4; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Peter 3:18).
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life (1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 John 2:29; Romans 8:5; Philippians 2:12,13).
We believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask for it (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:4).
We believe all humankind is subject to the death of the body as a result of original sin. The soul and spirit do not die, but immediately after death enter into a conscious state of happiness or misery according to the character here possessed by rejection or acceptance of the Savior (Romans 5:12; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Philippians 1:23).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved to everlasting life and the lost without Christ to everlasting damnation (Acts 24:15; Matthew 24:31- 46; Revelation 22:11).
We believe in the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
(Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
We believe the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body
in answer to believing prayer (James 5:14-15).
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Proceeding Word Bible Institute was founded upon the New Testament ministry that upholds the character, nature, and image of Jesus Christ of Nazareth as personal Savior and Lord. Therefore, students are encouraged to make a personal commitment to be a person of integrity in their attitude and respect for the Proceeding Word Bible Institute vision, leadership, students, faculty, and staff. Students are asked to adhere to the following rules and expectations in a Christ-like manner, whether in an online or in-person classroom.
I COMMIT to apply myself wholeheartedly to my academic studies and my mind for the glory of God.
I COMMIT to grow in my spirit in developing my own relationship with God through prayer and the reading of the Word.
I COMMIT to cultivate good relationships socially with others and to seek to love others as I love myself. I will not lie, I will not steal, I will not curse, and I will not be involved in gossip.
I COMMIT to maintain an integrity of "openness" to God's claims on my life, and to do my utmost to know and follow His will for my life.
I COMMIT to attend class as required.
I COMMIT to fulfill all financial obligations that I enter into while enrolled at Proceeding Word Bible Institute.
I COMMIT to abide by the rules and regulations which may from time to time be adopted by the PWBI Advisory Committee. I understand Proceeding Word Bible Institute is a not-for-profit, non-degree granting school of adult education and I therefore have no vested rights in the governing of the school. I accept my attendance at Proceeding Word Bible Institute as a PRIVILEGE and NOT a right and PWBI reserves the right to require the withdrawal of a student upon the disciplinary judgement of the Advisory Committee under the direction of the Administrative Director and/or President.