Our Biblical and Theological Confessions
Globe Covenant Seminary is firmly based on the confessions of the Reformed theology -The Westminster Confession of Faith, The Larger and Shorter Catechism, or The Belgic Confession, The Cannon of Dort and Heidelberg Catechism. Particularly, our seminary refocuses and emphasizes Covenant theology as an essential part of Reformed church and theology. Furthermore, we confess that our theology is always used to apply to our faith, life, church, and mission in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, leading to building God’s kingdom and the glory of our Trinity God. We are pleased that our seminary is called “Reformed Covenant Theology based on the Bible.”
The Faith Statements of Globe Covenant Seminary
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, the only inerrant, perfect rule of faith and deed, which is the unfolding story of God’s redemptive covenant.
There is only one God, and man shall worship Him alone. God is the spirit,
self-existent, and omnipresent, distinguishing Himself from all other gods and
the created beings. God is infinite, eternal and unchangeable in His being,
wisdom, power, holiness justice, goodness and love. There is three Persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; He is the Triune God, one in Trinity, equal in power and glory.
God created all things visible and invisible by the power of His Word, and preserve and governs them, but God in His nature causes no sin. He acts all things by His plan according to His own will based on God’s covenant and governs all things to fulfill His purpose that is good, wise and holy. Also, God created man, after His own image in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness with dominion over every living
thing. All men of the world are of sole source.
Our first parents, being left to the freedom to choose between good and evil through the temptation, transgressed the commandment of God. Adam is our federal head, chosen by God to represent all of humanity. As a result, all mankind, descending from Adam by ordinary generation sinned in him and fell with him in his transgression. We commit sins of omission and commission. Therefore, we are justly
liable to God's just displeasure and punishment in this world and that which is to come. However, in God’s grace, they are called to be saved and become the kingdom and priests.
God sent His eternal, uniquely begotten Son, Jesus Christ to the world to save man from sin, the corruption and the punishment thereof and to give eternal life in His infinite love according to the promise of God’s covenant. In Jesus Christ God became flesh and through Him alone can man be saved.
He proclaimed the Kingdom of God entered through repentance. To fulfil God’s covenant, He was crucified on the cross, saying “This is my blood of the [b] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins,” died and buried. On the third day, He arose again from the dead. He is sitting on the right hand of God making intercession for His people. From there He shall come for the resurrection of the dead, and to judge the world.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit being out of God the Father and God the Son, , the promised Holy Spirit, works salvation in man, convicts man of his sin and misery. He enlightens man's heart to know Christ and renews man's will, exhorting and empowering him to accept Jesus Christ who offers man the Gospel in grace freely. He also works in us to bear the fruit of God's righteousness and mission.
Before God created the world, He elected in His love His own people to make them holy and blameless, predestined and adopted His children through Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit according to His pleasure and will based on His covenant, to the praise of the glory of His grace bestowed freely in one He loves. They may repent their sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, rest upon Him
and follow Him, obey the revealed will of God, be humble, conduct themselves in holiness and love, living the kingdom, to the extent that whoever believe in Christ and is obedient unto Him shall be saved.
The sacraments instituted by Christ are baptism and holy communion; baptism of washing with water is to be administered in the name of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is the sign and seal of joining in union with Christ, and the promise for our regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit and God's possession of us. Baptism shall be administered to those who make confession of faith in Christ,
and to their children. Holy Communion as partaking of the bread and the cup shall be served in remembrance of Christ's death, and in the witness of the seal for the benefit derived from Christ's death with which the believers are in union. Holy Communion shall be observed by God's people until the Day of the Lord's coming, and is a sign of a promise of more faithful service unto the Lord and a sign of
communion with the Lord and His people, who believe in Him, and rest upon His atonement from which God's benefit flows to us. The benefits of the sacraments are not found in the sacraments themselves or any virtue of him by whom the sacraments are being administered, but only in the blessing by Christ and
the working of the Holy Spirit in those whom by faith receive the sacraments.
All believers shall dutifully join in church given the keys of the kingdom of heaven by Jesus, have fellowship with one another among the believers, observe the sacraments and other ordinances, obey all the laws of the Lord, pray always, observe the Lord's Day holy, assemble with believers to worship the Lord and listen attentively to the preaching of the Word of God, render offerings as God provides us abundantly, share with one another the mind of Christ, share also the same mind with all other people, endeavor to promote the expansion of the Kingdom of Christ upon the whole world, and wait expectantly for the appearance of the Lord in His glory.
The last things
All believers eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the
power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our
lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. The dead shall receive the reward according to the good and evils done in this world before the judgment seat of Christ when they will be resurrected in the last day. Those who believe in Christ, and are obedient unto Him shall be truly forgiven and accepted by Him in glory