Statement of Faith

The following statement of faith delineates the beliefs of the academy and of its teachers, who are required to adhere heartily to this statement and to teach in accordance with it without mental reservation.  Enrollment does not require that every parent or student adheres to these beliefs, but only that each student exhibits some fear of God and respect for authority.  By God’s grace, each student will receive a clear presentation of the reality of Jesus Christ, and have ample opportunity to respond to this life-changing, life-giving message.

 

Scripture

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the verbally inspired word of God¾inerrant in its original autographs, infallible in its prophecies, and providentially preserved in trustworthy translations (1 Cor. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:16; Mt. 5:18; Lk. 16:17; Jn. 10:35; 17:17). Therefore, the Bible is the supreme, final, and sufficient authority in all matters of faith and practice (Isa. 8:20; Jude 3; 2 Tim. 3:17), as well as a reliable witness in matters of history and science (e.g. 1 Chr. 1-9; Job 38-41).

God

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Dt. 6:4; Mt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).

Creation

We believe that God created everything from nothing in six days (Heb. 11:3; Ex. 20:11), and that He made man in His own image, giving him upright character and worth (Gen. 1:26-28; Eccl. 7:29).

Sin     

We believe in the fall of man¾that through Adam’s sinful choice, man forfeited his upright character and became a slave to sin, thus deserving God’s wrath and eternal punishment (Rom. 5:12-19; Jn. 8:34; Rom. 3:9-12; Eph. 2:3; Mt. 25:46).  Nevertheless, in light of his original creation, man on earth retains worth and should be treated accordingly (Gen. 9:6; Jas. 3:9-10).

Jesus Christ     

We believe that God loved the world and sent His Son to be the Savior of the world (Jn. 3:16-17; 4:42; 1 Tim. 4:10).  This Son, JESUS CHRIST, was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, worked true miracles, was crucified and died for our sins, was buried but then raised bodily from the dead on the third day, after which He ascended into heaven, where He is now seated at the Father’s right hand until the day He returns bodily to judge the world (Mt. 1:18-25; Lk. 1:35; Isa. 53:9; Mt. 11:4-5; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Eph. 1:20; Acts 17:31). Jesus Christ is Lord, fully God and fully human, the only mediator between God and men, and the only way to heaven (Rom. 10:9; Jn. 1:1, 14; 1 Tim. 2:5; Jn. 14:6).

Salvation

We believe in salvation by grace alone¾that through faith alone, a repentant sinner is securely united to Jesus, whose blood justifies him from sin and whose life guarantees to him eternal life (Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Cor. 1:30; Acts 20:21; Rom. 5:1, 9-10; 6:1-14; 8:1; Heb. 7:23-25). Unless a sinner is justified and made alive by the Holy Spirit while yet on earth, he cannot enter heaven (Rom. 3:19-20; Jn. 3:3, 5).

Holiness     

We believe that every believer should unite with other believers in a local church (Heb. 10:25), and should strive by God’s power to live a holy and exemplary life in preparation for the Lord’s imminent return (Heb. 12:14; 2 Pt. 1:3-11; 3:8-14).  Through a life of faith, love, and obedience a believer shows that he is truly born of God (1 Jn. 2:29; 4:7; 5:1).