John Leland Baptist College
 
IDENTITY
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DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
While our programs and methods distinguish us to a large degree from other religious schools and seminaries, we freely identify ourselves with Ecclesiastical Landmarkism and the Doctrines of Grace.

In Baptist ecclesiology, Landmarkism is the term that has come to be used for a belief that the church instituted by Christ during his earthly ministry and propagated by his Apostles is always to be found in local visible assemblies.  The term Landmarkism is also synonymous for the rejection of the universal invisible concept of the church in which all believers in Christ regardless of doctrine or church affiliation make up the “church.”

As to our Soteriology, we hold to the Doctrines of Grace. To distinguish ourselves from forms of Arminianism, we place ourselves within a Calvinistic understanding of the Scriptures as to man’s condition and God’s work in bringing a person to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. While minor differences are to be expected within our faculty as to their understanding and application of these doctrines, we proudly identify and distinguish this institution by these two most important doctrines.
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