STATEMENT OF MISSION
1. The purpose of the Bible Fragrances Biblical Studies
Institute is to provide insight into God's Word, the Bible, from a
Fundamentalist Christian perspective with emphasis on the original languages
that the Bible was written in.
2. Bible Fragrances Biblical Studies Institute is also
actively involved in assisting those who are seeking Biblical education in
both doctrine and the original languages.
BIBLICAL STUDIES INSTITUTE
1. ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED BY GOD: 2 Tim. 3:16
All scripture consists of the 66 books of the bible as they exist in
the original languages, and contain God's complete revelation to man during
the church age. There is absolutely no additional revelation from God,
whether by dreams, visions, teachers, prophets or angels.
2. THE GODHEAD:
The Godhead eternally exists in three persons;
God the Father, The Word and the Holy Spirit. All 3 are coequal and coexistent,
having the same character, attributes and essence.
1 Cor. 8:6; John 1:1; Heb. 9:14
3. SPIRITUAL DEATH:
The human race is in a condition of separation from God;
every person is totally helpless,
ungodly, sinful and therefore at enmity with God.
Romans 5:6-10; Ephesians 2:1-3
Salvation has been totally accomplished for mankind by the work of
Christ on the cross.
He took upon Himself the entire penalty for our sins by undergoing separation
from the Father. Rom. 5:6-9; 2Cor. 5:21; 1Pet. 1:18-19
He died for the sins of the whole world so that those who would
trust in Him would have eternal life. John 1:29; 2 Cor. 5:15;
After the Lord accomplished the work of salvation on the cross, He
died physically, was buried and then raised from the dead by the power
of the Holy Spirit to confirm His victory over sin.
Rom. 1:4; 4:25; Acts 17:31; 1 Cor.15:3-5, 20-22;
6. FAITH IN CHRIST:
Man now receives the personal application of Christ's death on the
cross by total trust in Him as the savior and the only source for eternal
life with God. John 1:12-13;
Acts 16:31; 26:18; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6
7. SALVATION SECURITY:
Once a person enters into salvation through faith in Christ, he can
never lose salvation. God saves him and God preserves him.
Rom. 8:1, 38-39; 1 Pet. 1:3-5;
Ephesians 1:13-14; John 10:27-29.
8. ETERNAL JUDGMENT:
Anyone who rejects Jesus as savior must himself bear the penalty of
spiritual death for all eternity, separated from God in perpetual pain
and misery. John 3:36; 2 Thes. 1:8-9; Revelation 14:9-11; 20:11-15
9. BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:
At the moment of salvation, God the Holy Spirit indwells every believer
and baptizes him into union with Christ. This makes the believer one with
Christ and in "position" shares perfect unity and equality with
all other believers. 1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:27-28.
The responsibility of every believer after salvation is to glorify
the Lord as His personal ambassador and representative here on earth (2 Cor. 5:18-20).
The only way this can be fulfilled is to learn God's word and allow the
Holy Spirit to control & guide our life. Eph. 5:18; Rom. 8:8
The filling of the Holy Spirit is when the Holy Spirit controls the
life of the believer, using God's word in the soul to produce the fruit
of the Spirit. Gal. 5:16-23
12. PERSONAL SIN:
Every believer is filled with the Spirit from the moment of salvation.
But when he commits any act of personal sin, it grieves and quenches the
Spirit which removes His control in the life and breaks fellowship with
God. But this does not remove His indwelling presence. Ephesians 4:30;
1 Thes. 5:19; Rom. 8:9.
The filling of the Holy Spirit and fellowship with God is restored
by removing the obstacle of sin that caused the problem.
This is done through proper application of 1 John 1:9, ie, confession of
personal sin to the Father. Prov. 28:13; Ps. 32:5
14. PHYSICAL DEATH:
When the believer dies, his soul and spirit go immediately into the
presence of God to remain there in constant bliss until the resurrection
of the body at Christ's 2nd coming. 2 Cor. 5:1-8;
Philippians 1:23; Jude 6-7.
At the beginning of the DAY OF THE LORD, Jesus Christ will return in
the clouds for all church age believers. At this time these
believers will receive a resurrection body which is exactly like Christ's
and He will take them to heaven to be with Him forever. John 14:1-3; 1 Thes. 4:13-18; Acts 1:11; Phil. 3:21;
1 Cor. 15:51-53; 1 John 3:1-2.
16. JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST:
It is a this time that the judgment seat of Christ will take place
where all the things done by the believers on earth will be evaluated and
be either rewarded or rejected by God's justice.
(2 Cor. 5:10; Rom. 14:10; 1 Cor. 3:10-15)
But regardless of the amount of acceptable works accomplished in his life,
the believer himself will remain saved. 1 Corinthians 3:15.
Grace thinking is the attitude that recognizes God as the source and
provider of all things.
A. It is the word which describes how the plan of God operates and how
the Christian way of life is to be lived.
Heb. 13:9; 1 Pet. 5:12; 2 Pet. 3:18
B. Salvation : According to Ephesians 2:8-9, God provides it and
we accept it in total trust, independent from human works.
C. Giving : There is absolutely no scriptural basis for putting
a price on any services or resources provided by God's people by the church
(tapes, bibles, books, literature). 2 Cor. 2:17; Mt. 10:8.
Grace-giving involves no gimmicks, no pressure, no tithing.
2 Corinthians 9:7