The seminary is committed to the direct method of presenting divine truth from the Bible which is viewed as an authoritative and exclusive revelation, and rejects relativism which denies the complete authority of Scriptural revelation. It believes that true scholarship is that which submits to the authority of Scripture and rejects the exaltation of human intellect above the written Word of God.
In curriculum it emphasizes Biblical rather than philosophic content. It is not merely evangelical, but specifically Baptist in approach, with an emphasis upon evangelism. A dispensational theology is followed as over against a covenant or Reformed system. The pretribulational, premillennial coming of Christ is accepted. The grammatical-historical method of Biblical interpretation is followed. Both the negative (refutation of error) and the positive (presentation of truth) are included in classroom teaching.