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Beliefs

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

GOD-  WE BELIEVE there is one living and true God, the creator of the universe (Ex 15:11; Is. 45:11; Jer. 27:5).  He is revealed in the unity of the Godhead as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, who are equal in every divine perfection (Ex. 15:11; Matt. 28:19;  II Cor. 13:14). 

 

JESUS CHRIST-  WE BELIEVE God the Son is the Savior of the world.  Born of the virgin Mary (Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:26-35), He declared His deity among men (John 1:14, 18; Matt. 9:6), died on the cross as the only sacrifice for sin (Phil. 2:6-11), arose bodily from the grave (Luke 24:6,7, 24-26; I Cor. 15:3-6), and ascended back to the Father (Acts 1: 9-11; Mark 16:19).  He is at the right hand of the Father, interceding for believers (Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25) until He returns to rapture them from the world (Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16-18). 

                                   

SCRIPTURE-  WE BELIEVE the Scriptures are God’s inerrant revelation, complete in the Old and New Testaments, written by divinely inspired men as they were moved by the Holy Spirit  (II Tim. 3:16;  II Peter 1:21). 

 

CREATIONWE BELIEVE God created all things for His own pleasure and glory, as revealed in the biblical account of creation (Gen. 1; Rev. 4:11; John 1:2,3; Col.1:16).  God created man in His own image (Gen. 1:27).

 WE BELIEVE as the crowning work of His creation, God created humankind (male and female) in His own image (Psa.8; Gen.1:27; 2:7). Consequently, every person from conception is of inherent dignity and worth and merits the respect of all other persons (Psa. 51:5; Psa. 139:13-16; Gen. 9:6; Matt. 10:28-31; Jam. 3:9). 

WE BELIEVE God created marriage (Gen. 1:27-28; 2:23-24). Jesus Christ declared the creator’s intention for marriage to be the inseparable and exclusive union between a man and a woman (natural man and natural woman) (Matt. 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9). Marriage testifies of the union between Christ and the church (Eph. 5:31-32; Rom 1:25-27).

 

SALVATIONWE BELIEVE in the totally depraved and lost condition of man by nature (Jer. 17:9; Rom. 3:23).  We believe salvation is the gracious work of God whereby He delivers undeserving sinners from sin and its results (Matt. 1:21; Eph. 2:8,9).  We believe all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God (John3:5,6; Rom. 3:21-30; Gal. 4:4-7).

 

 RESURRECTION- WE BELIEVE after Jesus returns, all of the dead will be raised bodily, each in his own order: the righteous dead in “the resurrection of life” and the wicked dead in “the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:24-29; I Cor. 15:20-28).

WE BELIEVE heaven is the eternal home of the redeemed (John 14:1-3) who, in their glorified bodies (I Cor. 15:51-58), will live in the presence of God forever (I Thess. 4:17) in ultimate blessing (Rev. 21, 22). Hell is the place of eternal punishment and suffering (Luke 16:19-31) for the devil, his angels (Matt. 25:41), and the unredeemed (Rev. 20:10-15).

 

UNITYWE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (I Cor. 12: 12-17; Rom. 8:9; Gal. 3:26-28).

 

This statement is of utmost importance to our school and serves as the foundation of all we do.

Put on the Whole Armor of God

Eph. 6:12-17

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.