The theological positon of MZBS is Wesleyan-Arminian.
We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are the infallible, inerrant word of God; are a divine revelation; are the original autographs that were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit; and are the supreme and final authority of faith and conduct.
We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and was begotten by the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin, and is truth God and truly man.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven in that glorified body, in His present life there for us as High Priest, in that “blessed hope”—the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His Church—and in his “glorious appearing” with His Church to build His earthly kingdom.
We believe the Holy Spirit is a person is coequal with God in all His attributes, and is sent by the Lord Jesus Christ from the Father to convict the world of sin and to regenerate, indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer to live in victory over sin.
We believe man was created in the image of God, but in the sin of the first Adam, the whole race fell and became depraved in nature, sinful in conduct, separated from Christ, and is spiritually dead and lost.
We believe salvation is by faith in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
We believe regeneration is the act of the Holy Spirit whereby the penitent, trusting sinner is renewed in nature, changed in conduct, and brought into the family of God.
We believe entire sanctification is a second work of divine grace, subsequent to regeneration, wrought in the heart of the fully yielded, trusting child of God whereby the heart becomes purified by faith and filled with the Holy Spirit.
We believe there will be resurrection of the dead, both of the saved and unsaved—the saved will be resurrected to eternal bliss in the presence of God and the unsaved to everlasting damnation.
We believe the Church consists of all those who truly believe in Jesus Christ, believe the Church is the Body and Bride of Christ, and believe its mission is to witness for Christ among all nations.
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan, a subtle being who ultimately will be cast into the lake of fire.
We believe in a consistent Christian life, abstaining from worldly practices, separating ourselves from the world in dress and demeanor, providing things honest in the sight of all men, and doing those things that are pleasing in God’s sight.