Lifestyle Commitment | IBCS

Lifestyle Commitment

In everything we do, we strive to bring glory to God by aligning our lives with the practical truths taught in the Scriptures. 

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Since International Baptist College and Seminary is dedicated to training students who are genuinely desirous of living a Christ-honoring life, the College family resolves to maintain biblical standards of Christian behavior, both on and off campus.

The Bible is the verbally inspired and inerrant Word of God, and as such is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Because all standards of conduct are based on biblical philosophy, the College specifically rejects the false, unscriptural position of situation ethics, secular humanism, pragmatism, and all forms of relativism. Every deed, word, thought, attitude, and motive should be brought into submission to the teaching of God's Word and should glorify God. Christians have an obligation to love God, to love one another, and to show God's love to non-Christians. God’s love for mankind and the Christian’s love for God should motivate the Christian to live according to Biblical principles while avoiding the pitfalls of both flesh-filled legalism and a flesh-filled, indulgent lifestyle.

The Christian’s responsibility is to live an exemplary life in keeping with the admonitions of Scripture (1 Cor. 6:19, 20: 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; 5:22; Gal. 5:16-26; Eph. 5:18; Col. 3:17; Rom. 13:14). The following activities are to be avoided: use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and illegal drugs; sexual immorality; causing discord; and other worldly activities or forms of entertainment which are inconsistent with Biblical principles. Rather, the Christian should endeavor to walk in the Spirit living out his or her new life in Christ (Eph. 4-5, Gal. 5, Col. 3).

Every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and board is required to sign the Lifestyle Commitment. By this action, each member of the International Baptist College and Seminary family indicates a willingness to comply with the moral and spiritual standards of the Word of God. Those who evidence through either conduct or attitude that they are unwilling to abide by the Lifestyle Commitment may be subject to dismissal.

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