Catalog
WHAT WE BELIEVE
 
Mission Statement
To provide instruction on the Word of God in the Holy Bible with love, from a pure heart, a clear conscience and sincere faith that all people will come to know Jesus, as Lord and Savior!
 
Vision Statement
Reunite, Rebuild and Restore the family unit. “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich”, 2 Corinthians 8:9.
 

THE BIBLE           
We believe the Scripture, all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired by God.  We believe the Bible is inerrant in the original writings, and it is the Christian’s final authority in faith and conduct.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
 
The Holy Trinity
We believe in the Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit!  There is only one God, but in unity of the Godhead there are three eternal and coequal Persons, the same in substance, but distinct in subsistence, Isaiah 45:5-6, 46:9; Ephesians 4:4-6; 1Timothy 2:5; James 2:19.
 
There is only one living and true God, Who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute, working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and righteous will, for His own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him; and withal most just and terrible in His judgments.


The Father
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Author and Creator of all things.  The Father is mentioned by the Savior alone well over 200 times during His earthly ministry. Our Lord Jesus taught us many things about the Father…
  1. He is spirit, John 4:24
  2. He is omnipotent, Matthew 19:26
  3. He is omniscient, Matthew 10:29
  4. He is holy, John 17:11
  5. He is righteous, John 17:25
  6. He is loving, John 3:16; 17:23
  7. He is good, Matthew 6:26, 28-30; 10:29-30
The outstanding truth which Christ taught about God is that He is Father.  This term applied to Him, occurs 189 times:  in Matthew, 44 times; in Mark, 4 times; in Luke, 17 times; and in John, 124 times.
 

The Son
The House of the Lord believes that Jesus is God manifested in the flesh, who came as a servant, to die for the remission of sins; He is the ultimate sacrifice that through the unselfish act of the cross has set all men free from death, to life eternal!  We believe that, Jesus was and is eternal in His person and nature as the Son of God who was with God in the beginning of creation, John 1:1.  We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin called Mary according to scriptures, thus giving rise to our fundamental belief in the Virgin Birth and to all miraculous events surrounding this phenomenon, Matthew 1:18-25. We believe that Jesus Christ became the “Suffering Servant” to man; this “Suffering Servant” came to redeem man from sin and to reconcile him back to God his Father, Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18.  We believe that Jesus Christ is standing now as Mediator between God and man, 1Timothy 2:5
“What think ye of Christ”, Matthew 22:42.
 

The Holy Ghost
We believe the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit is the blessed third Person in the Trinity, who proceeded from the Father and the Son, and is of the same substance, equal in power and glory, and is, together with the Father and Son, to be believed in, obeyed and worshipped, and therefore experiences all sinless elements involved within a divine personality.  The Holy Ghost is a gift bestowed upon the believer, making him a more effective witness for service in the world.  He teaches and guides one in all truth, John 16:13; Acts 1:8, 8:39.
 

OUR LEGITIMATE STANDING
House of the Lord Theological Seminary is formally organized with: Board of Directors, Articles of Organization, Constitution, and By-Laws! We are recognized by the I.R.S. as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.  In accordance with Romans 13:1-7, (sanctioning Human Government), House of the Lord Theological Seminary has been properly registered with The Council of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of California who, because our offerings are entirely religious, has granted us an excluded status to carry on our activities of granting religious degrees. Thus, House of the Lord Theological Seminary is officially recognized at the state level also, with the right to confer religious degrees. We perform our work with the full knowledge of this official agency.
 

ACCREDITATION
Article 4. Exemptions
(e) (1) An institution owned, controlled, and operated and maintained by a religious organization lawfully operating as a nonprofit religious corporation pursuant to Part 4 (commencing with Section 9110) of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Corporations Code, that meets all of the following requirements:

(A) The instruction is limited to the principles of that religious organization, or to courses offered pursuant to Section 2789 of Business and Professions Code.

(B) The diploma or degree is limited to evidence of completion of that education.

(2) An institution operating under this subdivision shall offer degrees and diplomas only in the beliefs and practices of the church, religious denomination, or religious organization.

(3) An institution operating under this subdivision shall not award degrees in any area of physical science.

(4) Any degree or diploma granted under this subdivision shall contain on its face, in the written description of the title of the degree being conferred, a reference to the theological or religious aspect of the degree's subject area.

(5) A degree awarded under this subdivision shall reflect the nature of the degree title, such as "Associate of Religious Studies," "Bachelor of Religious Studies," "Master of Divinity," or "Doctor of Divinity."

(f) An institution that does not award degrees and that solely provides educational programs for total charges of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) or less when no part of the total charges is paid from state or federal student financial aid programs. The bureau may adjust this cost threshold based upon the California Consumer Price Index and post notification of the adjusted cost threshold on its Internet Web site, as the bureau determines, through the promulgation of regulations, that the adjustment is consistent with the intent of this chapter.

94874.5. Limitation to Exemption
Notwithstanding Sections 94874 and 94874.1, an institution that is otherwise exempt from this chapter shall comply with the requirements of Section 94927.5.

94874.7. Verification of Exemption
The bureau shall establish, by regulation, a process pursuant to which an institution that is exempt from this chapter may request, and obtain, from the bureau verification that the institution is exempt. The bureau shall establish a reasonable fee to reimburse the bureau's costs associated with the implementation of this section.

Select: Chapter 2 Applications – Form Application 94886 (rev 2/10)


CONDUCT STANDARDS
House of the Lord Theological Seminary is for sincere Christians who are dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ. We subscribe to the highest Christian standards, and we expect our students to also reflect high moral and spiritual standards of life. We endeavor to provide leadership by example. 
 
We urge students to find a good local Church to fellowship and worship God regularly, unless they are a Pastor in their own Church.  The Bible teaches us to so live as to never cast a reproach upon the Name of the Lord Jesus, or His Church. Our degrees are an honor to you, but we want you to likewise be an honor to our School.
 

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
House of the Lord Theological Seminary is open to all Christians of good moral character. We are happy to instruct and train God’s Children regardless of: Race, Nationality, Color, Cultural profile, Denominational background, Class, Gender, Economic status, or Ethnic Origin. Every student is admitted to the same educational programs, rights, privileges, and honors.
 
STUDENT PRE-REQUISITES
House of the Lord Theological Seminary requires that students seeking admission either:
  1. Have a diploma from a high school, or
  2. Have passed the general educational development (G.E.D.) test, or
  3. Be a mature person, who can demonstrate that they have the aptitude and capacity for doing the required work.
Further requirements of House of the Lord Theological Seminary states that you must:
  1. Be saved
  2. Agree with our Doctrinal Statement
  3. Abide by our Conduct Standards
  4. Fill out the proper application
  5. Return it with the proper fee
INTER-FELLOWSHIP AND COOPERATION
House of the Lord Theological Seminary believes in fellowship with all the Body of Christ. We seek to cooperate with all local Churches that stand upon the uncompromised Word of God; and to work with all other Christian organizations. We evaluate each student upon his or her present personal qualities, not by past sins or former affiliations.  And we wish to maintain a mutually respectful relationship with all other good Bible schools.
 
THE IDEAL BIBLE COURSE
  1. The ideal Bible course should meet three specifications:
  2. It must be Biblically true, doctrinally sound, spiritually rich, very understandable, and useful in your daily life.
  3. It should be inexpensive, affordable, and within the reach of most everyone.
  4. It should not be too time consuming, too much of an inconvenience upon one’s busy schedule, and free from boring “busy work” requiring unnecessary toil and hassle. 
  5. The Holy Bible should be the Supreme Text Book of every Bible School and the steadfast criteria for judging all doctrines, practice, and experience.
Therefore, House of the Lord Theological Seminary has put meticulous care into its courses to make sure every statement lines up with the Word of God. Each course is a well-organized body of knowledge about God, man, the Christian life, and the ministry. They are spiritually inspiring and academically excellent, yet simply expressed and readable.
 
We have a 2-year Bachelor Degree Program that is written specifically for ministers who are called to serve as pastors, elders and deacons.  We also provide degrees/certificates in the following studies:
 
Minor Prophets
Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
 
Genealogy of Jesus Christ
Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke, and Book of John the Apostle
 
Anatomy of Christianity/Anatomy of the Church – Paul’s Prison Letters
Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, Philippians
 
Major Prophets
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel
 
Pentateuch
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
 
A complete and advanced study of all five books
 
History I
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah
Esther
 
History II
Acts
 
A complete and advanced study of this book
 
Poetry
Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
 
Epistles
Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Hebrews, James
 
Pastoral Letters
1 and 2 Timothy, Titus
 
Prophetic
Revelation - A complete and advanced study of this book
 
Church Leadership and Administration
Leadership Handbook of Management and Administration by James D. Berkley
 
Systematic Theology
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit by R. A. Torrey
 
Christian Counseling (Nouthetic)
Counseling Series by Jay E. Adams (Competent to Counsel, The Christian Counselor’s Manual, The Christian Counselor’s Casebook, and Help for Counselors)
 
Biblical Hermeneutics
Living by the Book by Howard G. Hendricks and William D. Hendricks
 
Our studies include:
 
  • Biblical Hermeneutics – Science of Scriptural Interpretation
  • Eschatology – The branch of theology or Biblical Exegesis concerned with end of the world
  • Apologetics – The branch of theology concerned with the defense/proof of Christianity
  • Exegesis – Critical explanation or interpretation of a text (The Bible)
  • Sermon Outline – A practical approach to building scripture upon related scripture
  • Church Administration (forms) – All the necessary forms that will keep you organize and ready for an audit
  • 501 ( c )3 – We will help you prepare for your non-profit organization
  • Church History
Tuition
Currently we have launched our Grandfather Program providing each student the opportunity to attain a Degree Seminary without having to borrow money that you will have to pay back well in to the future for your Biblical Education. Our goal is for you to be fully equipped to enter into ministry, seminary as a teacher of Gods’ Word, or as a Christian writer of books, music and plays, if this is where the Lord leads you. It is our sincerest wish that you will truly understand Gods’ Word and take it to the world.
 
CONCLUSION
Over the years we have had many fine men and women, single and married, graduate from House of the Lord Theological Seminary, who are now well informed, well equipped Ambassadors for Christ to a lost and dying world.  And we invite you to join House of the Lord Theological Seminary family, and become a part of GOD’S ANSWER to the masses of the hurting and needy humanity.  We have well over a 1,000 students in Uganda, Kenya, the Philippines, Hong Kong and the U.S.A.
 
But if you do not feel that you are ready for House of the Lord Theological Seminary at this time, please do us a favor and pass this valuable catalog on to a friend, who might be interested, that it might benefit them.

CHANGES
The Board of Directors reserves the prerogative to alter any information in this catalog without prior notice. In fact, we anticipate modifications, for without change, there's no growth or progress.
 
We have endeavored to anticipate all your concerns, but if you have a question we have not addressed, you may write us at:
 
House of the Lord Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 212, M.V. CA 92556 or E-Mail us at HOTLInfo@Yahoo.Com and we will respond as promptly as possible.
 
Our Seminary is approved by the Department of Education, Post-Secondary Education,  Sacramento, CA
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