The study of theology in the past two millennia has developed into different streams of learning and these different streams have become frameworks in the study of different
theological disciplines; some of the theologies that have emerged belong under the categories of Liberation Theology, Existential Theology, Secular Theology, Roman Catholic Theology, and Evangelical Theology.
Studies at the Baptist Theological College are established on evangelical theology, which is
the orthodox position and a comprehensive approach in theological persuasions. The word
evangelical in this regard is in reference to the Gospel of Jesus Christ; as found in the original
Greek word, εύαγγέλιον (eevongeleon) which means “good news”. Therefore, the Orthodox
Evangelical approach affirms a conservative theology based on the truth that the Bible
is infallible, inspired and inerrant Revelation from God – which reflects on the 66 books of the Biblical Scriptures. Infallible in that it is fully trustworthy and true. Inspired because it was literally authored by God. Inerrant in that it is without error. It is also orthodox because
of the long line of consistent church history, including the Creeds of Christianity.
Evangelical African Theology
The Baptist Theological College is committed to the task of formulating a theology that is appropriate for the context of Africa and, on the other hand, evangelical in its orientation. As we attempt to bring resolutions to our continent, we will continue taking on the challenge of taking the responsibility of constructing an evangelical theology, and commit to the biblical foundations of our faith, without compromising on our integrity, neither on the truth of our faith.
In the field of Biblical Studies at the College, we demonstrate our commitment to the Bible through a through teaching of introductory considerations to the biblical text, with a rigorous exegetical approach involving different criticisms, such as textual, historical, literary, theological, and canonical contexts. Hence, BTC’s commitment to the high view of Scripture and producing students who are biblically literate!