Doctrinal Basis

1. Trinity: God is a triunity of three Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) in one infinite, eternal, and uncreated essence, having infallible foreknowledge of all future events. The Trinity is understood here as it was expressed in the historic orthodox Nicene, Chalcedonian, and Athanasian Creeds.

Comment: The reference to the creeds is limited to those statements that clarify the doctrine of the Trinity. Click here for the text of the creeds.

2. Bible: The sixty-six books of the Bible alone are the infallible and inerrant Word of God in the autographic text. This doctrine is understood as the one expressed by the Framers of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy in its “Chicago Statement” and as interpreted by the official ICBI Commentary on it.

Comment: Among the founding officers of the ISCA, one was a framer of the Chicago Statement (Geisler), and one was one of the original signers (Corduan).

3. Salvation: Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone based on the finished work of Christ alone, apart from any good works on the part of human beings.