YAHshua International Bible School is a post-secondary educational entity for the purpose of providing Bible-based instruction. The strength of the spiritual life in Christ is in knowing him, his word and the working of Holy Spirit. Whether a pastor, housewife, mother, father, evangelist, teacher, laborer, etc. this school was birthed for the body of Christ and its spiritual maturity.
"Go...and make disciples of all nations...baptizing them...teaching them..." Matthew 28:19-20
"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Rev. Billy D. Jolly, B.Th., Christian Life School of Theology, Columbus, Georgia
Dr. Ramona B. Jolly, Ph.D. Christian Education and Administration, Shalom Bible College and Seminary, Des Moines, Iowa
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in the unique divine inspiration of all the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given and that they are infallibly and uniquely authoritative and free from error of any sort, in all matter with which they deal, scientific and historical as well as moral and theological.
We believe in the special creation of the existing space-time universe and all its basic systems and kinds of organisms in the six literal days of the creation week.
We believe in the biblical account of history, including the literal existence of Adam and Eve as the progenitors of all people, the literal fall and resultant divine curse on the creation, the worldwide cataclysmic deluge and the origin of nations and languages at the Tower of Babel.
We believe in the triune Godhead -- one eternal, transcendent, omnipotent and personal God existing in three persons: Father (YAHweh), Holy Spirit (Ruach Hakodesh), and the Word (YAHshua). The Hebrew name for the Trinity in covenant is Elohiym. Thirty-two times God is used in Genesis 1. All thirty-two times this term is Elohiym. Psalms 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name YAH and rejoice before him. The founders have chosen use YAH with YAHweh and YAHshua to emphasize Father-God's name.
We believe in the perfect, sinless humanity and the absolute full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. He came to earth as Emmanuel, God with us. His divine incarnation by miraculous conception and virgin birth makes him the son of God. Yet, he walked in the shoes of full humanity that he could triumphantly conquer sin and provide a means of redemption through his own life's blood.
We believe in the substitutionary and redemptive sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the sin of the world - through his literal physical death, burial and resurrection, followed by his bodily ascension into heaven.
We believe in the personal salvation from the eternal penalty of sin provided solely by the grace of God on the basis of the atoning death and resurrection of Christ, to be received only through personal faith in his person and work.
We believe Holy Spirit is a member of the Godhead who convicts, regenerates, indwells and seals all believers in Christ. Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to all believers, however, the manifestations of any particular gift is not required as evidence of salvation.
We believe in the future, personal, bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth to judge and purge sin, to establish his eternal kingdom, and to consummate and fulfill his purposes in the works of creation and redemption with eternal rewards and punishments.
We believe in the literal, visible, personal return of Jesus Christ for his church. At this event, the dead in Christ and living believers will be translated to meet him in the air.
We believe in the priesthood of all believers so that every Christian has direct access to God in prayer through Jesus Christ, our Great High Priest, and that there is no mediator between God and humanity other than Jesus Christ.