Lake Zurich, IL
Founded in 1982, Dayspring has been committed to providing a complete and practical Bible education for men and women who are serious about serving the Lord.
Dayspring offers a unique educational program to enhance an individual’s God-given ability to learn. This is accomplished through a highly individualized instruction with guidance and assistance from an experienced staff.
Practical training at Dayspring is gained through participation in the actual ministries of Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church. Students gain valuable insights as they actively participate in the planning and daily operation of church ministries.
Dayspring is committed to the emphasis of two issues that we deem to be fundamental to a God-honoring, New Testament ministry.
First is the effective proclamation of the gospel of the grace in as clear a manner as possible. God saves souls by grace through faith in Christ, Who died and shed His blood for sinners. Faith alone, in Christ alone, is what God requires of man for salvation. Dayspring takes care to avoid terms that mix grace with works and cause confusion in the minds of the lost.
Second, Dayspring realizes the importance of the local church. We believe that God has clearly ordained that His will is to be accomplished by local church ministries.
Dayspring is committed to teach sound, fundamental Bible doctrine, and to train its students to stand for the unchanging truth of God’s Word.
The Chicago area is a good place to “work your way through college.” Most students have no trouble finding a job that fits their class schedule and are able to support themselves while attending Dayspring.
Students have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of ministries. Victory In Grace Ministries includes television, radio, Internet and print media.
Dayspring’s evangelistic viewpoint affects every aspect of outreach and service. Since one soul is worth more than the whole world, students have several mission trip opportunities yearly.
Dayspring is located in Northeast Illinois. It is 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 25 miles from O’Hare International Airport.
1. The Bible, in its original documents, is the inspired Word of God, the written record of His supernatural revelation of Himself to man, absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its content and without any errors in its statements. Psalms 89:34, John 10:35, II Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 6:18, II Peter 3:16.
Although we do not believe the translators of the Authorized King James Bible were inspired, we do believe that the Authorized King James Version, based upon the Textus Receptus, is the best translation. Therefore the Authorized King James Bible shall be the Bible used by the Dayspring Bible College.
2. There is one God, eternally existent, Creator of Heaven and Earth. He is manifested in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:2, Isaiah 7:14 & 9:6, John 14:9, I Timothy 3:16, I John 4:7.
3. The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God who took on flesh and dwelt on earth. He was without sin and gave Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice by shedding His blood and dying on the tree. He then came back from the dead. This was to pay for the sins of mankind. Acts 13:38–41, II Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 9:2–28 & 10:10–14, I Peter 2:24, I John 3:5.
4. God is absolutely sovereign and in His sovereignty He gave man a free will to accept or reject the salvation that He has provided. It is God’s will that all would be saved and that none would perish. God permits man’s destiny to depend upon man’s choice. John 6:64–65, Acts 10:34, Romans 9:30–32, I Corinthians 1:21, Ephesians 1:5–14, II Thessalonians 2:13, I Timothy 2:4, I Peter 1:2, II Peter 3:9.
5. Each member of the human race is fallen, sinful, and lost. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for salvation of man. The moment a person receives Christ as Savior, immediately, the Holy Spirit indwells the believer who is sealed until the day of redemption. Luke 24:49, John 7:39, Romans 3:23, I Corinthians 6:19, Ephesians 1:13, Titus 3:5.
6. Man is saved by undeserved mercy through faith and nothing of man enters into his salvation. It is a free gift. Man’s efforts, regardless of how good or well intended, before or after salvation, have nothing to do with it. Salvation is by the finished work of Christ and nothing can be added to it. Romans 11:6, Galatians 2:16, Ephesians 2:8–9, Colossians 2:13, Titus 3:5.
7. The Church began with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and is composed of all true believers. By the Holy Spirit we are all baptized into one body of Christ. Water baptism is not essential for salvation but is a testimony to the world. Water baptism is to be done by immersion to show the death, burial, and resurrection. Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1–4, Acts 8:38, Acts 10:47, I Corinthians 2:14, I Corinthians 6:19–20, Ephesians 4:5.
8. Every child of God possesses eternal life, being justified by faith, sanctified by God, sealed with the Holy Spirit, is safe and secure for all eternity, and he cannot lose his salvation. However, a Christian can, through sin, lose his fellowship, joy, power, testimony, and reward and incur the Father’s chastisement. Relationship is eternal, being established by the new birth. Fellowship, however, is dependent upon obedience. I Corinthians 3:11–17, I Corinthians 5:1–5, I Corinthians 11:30–32, Hebrews 12:5–11.
9. A true child of God has two births; one of the flesh, the other of the Spirit, giving man a flesh nature and a Spirit nature. The flesh nature is neither good nor righteous. The Spiritual man does not commit any sin. This results in warfare between the Spirit and the flesh, which continues until physical death, or the return of the Lord. The flesh nature of man does not change in any way with the new birth, but can be controlled and kept subdued by the new man. John 3:3–7, Romans 7:15–25, Romans 8:8, Galatians 5:17, I Peter 1:23, I John 1:8, I John 3:9, I John 5:18.
10. There will be a resurrection of the saved and of the lost: of the saved unto eternal life and of the lost unto eternal conscious punishment. These two resurrections are separated by at least 1,000 years. Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:41, I Thessalonians 4:13–18, Revelation 20:1–5.
11. We believe in the personal, pretribulational and premillenial return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Isaiah 26:17–21 & 27:1, Luke 21:36, I Thessalonians 5:9–11, II Thessalonians 2:1–8, Titus 2:13, Revelation 3:10, Revelation 4:4.
12. Satan is a real person, the author of sin and he and his angels shall be eternally punished. Isaiah 14:12–15, Ezekiel 28:15 & 17, Matthew 25:41, Revelation 20:10.
13. God can heal but physical healing is not in the atonement. God heals miraculously today when it is His perfect will to do so. Healing cannot be claimed through the guarantee of the atonement. At times it is God’s will for sickness not to be removed. II Corinthians 12:8–10, James 5:4–16.
14. The gift of tongues (languages) was a manifestation of the Spirit’s power solely for the demonstration of God’s wisdom, purpose and power in the establishment of the early church and always was in a language that was in use. We believe that tongues fulfilled its purpose in the first century and ceased to be used before the completion of the New Testament. We further believe that the modern tongues movement is not of God. Acts 2:16–18, I Corinthians 14:22.
15. The true child of God is not under the law but under grace—saved by grace and disciplined by grace. Romans 6:14, Romans 11:6, II Corinthians 3:17.
16. Repent (metanoeo) means a change of mind. Repentance in salvation means a change of mind from any idea of religion that man may have and to accept God’s way of salvation. Repentance does not in any sense include a demand for a change of conduct before or after salvation. Matthew 21:32, Acts 20:21, II Corinthians 7:8–10.
One of the counterfeits Satan is using today is the misuse of the word repent. To insist upon repentance that in any sense includes a demand for a change of conduct either toward God or man is to add an element of works or human merit to faith. Penance is payment for sin. Penitence is sorrow for sin. Works add something of self in turning from sin. But repent (metanoeo) means a change of mind. Repentance in salvation means a change of mind from any idea of religion that man might have and accepting God’s way of salvation. Nowhere does Scripture use the phrase, “repent of sin to be saved.”
17. It is every Christian’s privilege and duty to make clear God’s plan of salvation wherever and in whatever vocation he or she may be. Mark 16:15, I Thessalonians 2:4.
18. The general plan of salvation in God’s Word in a brief outline that is believed and practiced by the Dayspring Bible College is as follows:
When I graduated from Bible College in 1971, I followed the Lord’s leading and started a church in Chicago. I determined to preach the Word faithfully so that my church would be truly obedient and honoring to the Lord.
God has been faithful and has richly blessed. What began in a small storefront in one of Chicago’s more dangerous neighborhoods, has grown into a worldwide ministry outreach. Our 40-acre campus, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, is a great place to be trained for a life of Christian service.
Today the focus is still the same - to train men and women to be obedient and honoring to the Lord. A clear, understandable gospel, coupled with verse-by-verse preaching of the Word of God, is our driving force. Preaching, along with a patient, yet realistic expectation of Christian growth and godly living, has been the key. Throughout the years, God has wrought many victories as people have applied Biblical truths to their lives.
Dayspring Bible College and Seminary is an excellent place for you to be trained to effectively serve the Lord. I would love to have you join Dayspring.
Dr. James A. Scudder