Clarity Christian College exists to equip students for a life of lasting commitment to Jesus Christ, biblical faithfulness, moral integrity, intellectual development and lasting contribution to God’s mission today.
The mission of Clarity Christian College is to equip God’s people to take the Word of God with accuracy and clarity into all the world.
As a community of students, professors and teachers, administrators, volunteers, and technicians, we aim to let our light shine as we contribute to God’s mission today and into the future. As a community and as individuals, we demonstrate this mission as we:
From an educational point of view, these are three goals of Clarity Christian College, but not the three goals of the college. These and all goals must be founded on sound Bible doctrine with correct theological understanding. The education is to be Bible and Christ centered.
Perhaps a simplified way to understand this is the education received from Clarity Christian College would equip students to be:
It is our intimacy with the Lord through an accurate understanding and application of God’s Word that fuels our outreach for the Lord. As the student goes deeper into the Word, it is likely they will go wider for the Lord.
The mission of Clarity Christian College is to equip students for a life of lasting commitment to Jesus Christ, biblical faithfulness, moral integrity, intellectual development, and lasting contribution to God’s mission today.
Having first received everlasting life by faith alone in Christ alone …
Commitment to Christ is evidenced by:
Biblical Faithfulness, as evidenced by:
Moral Integrity, as evidenced by:
Intellectual Development, as evidenced by:
A Life of Lasting Contribution to God’s mission today, as evidenced by:
Clarity Christian College continues to mature believers in Jesus Christ into fully-committed, biblically grace-oriented, knowledgeable, articulate, balanced, evangelistic disciples who are faithful, competent, and effective in serving as the hands and feet and voice of Jesus in the world ,and in His church.
Since its inception in 1962, as Florida Bible College, now Clarity Christian College we have been committed to offering comprehensive education in the Bible for those who know Jesus Christ as Savior and want to serve Him.
Our salvation begins with the grace of God through the clear and simple message of everlasting life by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for the glory of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). It is by this same grace that, as God’s workmanship, we are being refined into His image as mature disciples (Ephesians 2:10).
We are called to live in the wonderful grace and liberty in Christ, for it is in this environment of freedom that we are designed to flourish. The fruitful and victorious life of a mature disciple of Jesus Christ is not achieved or characterized by a strict adherence to a legalistic moral code or by the avoidance of a lengthy litany of prohibited behaviors.
Regardless of how He gifts us, or in what capacity He chooses to use us, by His grace we can be diligent students of His Word, and faithful evangels to the world. Florida Bible College can equip you to be an effective communicator who can share the faith in such a way that those you teach will be able to teach others. “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:1, 2)
Members of the board of trustees and administrators of Make It Clear Ministries (MIC) recognize that any doctrinal statement is an imperfect human attempt to summarize and systematize the riches of an infallible divine revelation. But this in no way detracts from the importance of such a statement. Though this Doctrinal Statement is thorough, it is not intended to be exhaustive on Systematic Theology. The following affirmations carefully specify our teaching position concerning the major biblical doctrines and thus provide a framework for curriculum and instruction at Make It Clear Ministries and Clarity Christian College. They also provide a cornerstone for protecting the ministry against theological drift. For this reason, board members, administration, and staff are required annually to sign a statement affirming agreement with this Statement of Faith. Unless referring to the Persons of the Godhead, the use of generic male terms refers to all genders.
The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors wrote it under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because God inspired it, it is the truth without any mixture of error, absolute in its authority (Psalm 119:160), complete in its revelation, final in its content, and sufficient for life and godliness. Psalm 12:6; 119:105,160; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He is eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and are one God coequal in power and glory, having precisely the same nature and attributes. We teach that God the Father, the First Person of the Trinity, orders and disposes of all things according to His own purpose and grace. He is the Creator of all things. As the only absolute and omnipotent Ruler in the universe, He is sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption. His fatherhood involves both His designation within the Trinity and His relationship with mankind. He is a spiritual Father only to believers. He has decreed for His own glory all things that come to pass. He continually upholds, directs, and governs all creatures and events. In His sovereignty, He is neither author nor approver of sin, nor does He abridge the accountability of moral, intelligent creatures. He has graciously known from eternity past those whom He would have as His own; saves from sin all who come to Him through faith alone in Jesus Christ; adopts as His own all those who come to Him; and He becomes, upon adoption, Father to His own. Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; John 14:8-11; Romans 8:13-16; Colossians 2:8,9; 1 Corinthians 12:3-6.
Jesus Christ is God the Son and is coequal with God the Father. He was virgin-born, sinlessly perfect, offered Himself on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for our sin, and rose again on the third day to pay for all sins, and everlasting life is given to all who trust in Him. He now lives for us in heaven and will imminently return for all believers. Matthew 1:22,23; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1,14; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-7; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13; 1 Peter 2:24.
The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, eternal, possessing all the attributes of personality and deity, including intellect, emotions, will, eternality, omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, and truthfulness. He is coequal with God the Father and the Son in all the divine attributes. He is present in the world to draw people to Christ. He lives permanently in every Christian the moment they trust in Christ. He enables the Christian to live with power, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and a unique ability to serve Him. We teach, in this respect, that God the Holy Spirit is sovereign in the bestowing of all His gifts for the perfecting of the saints today and that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles in the beginning days of the church were to point to and authenticate the apostles as revealers of divine truth and were never intended to be characteristic of the lives of believers John 16:7-13; 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:1-11; 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; 13:8-10; Galatians 5:25.
God directly and immediately created man in His image and likeness. Man was created free of sin with a rational nature, intelligence, volition, self-determination, and moral responsibility to God. We are marred by a sinful nature, which causes us to disobey God. This “sin-nature” separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1,2; Romans 3:23.
Salvation is God’s free-gift to us, but we must accept it by faith alone in Jesus Christ as the One who died and rose again. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works (social or religious). Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin. When we place our faith alone in Christ alone, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior by faith and is eternally secure in Christ. However, a Christian can, through sin, lose his fellowship, joy, power, testimony, and reward and incur the Father’s chastisement. Romans 3:23; 6:23; Revelation. 21:27; Ephesians 2:8,9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 3:16; 1 John 5:13; John 6:37,39; 10:28. 1 Corinthians 15:1-3. Hebrews 12:6.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through faith alone in Christ for our salvation. To be eternally separated from God is eternal condemnation in hell. To be eternally linked with God is an everlasting glorious life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:36; Romans 6:23; 8:17,18; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; Revelation 20:15.
*A complete Statement of Faith is available upon request.