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Statement of Faith

Bible:   The Bible is the infallible word of God, the supreme and final authority for all faith and life.

God:   There is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Christ:   Jesus Christ is God in the form of man who was born of a virgin, led a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead.  He is now in heaven and will return in power and glory.

Man:   Man was created in God’s image to have fellowship with Him and to glorify and serve Him, taking dominion over the earth and reflecting His holy character.  Man fell into sin and became spiritually dead, and therefore is separated from God.  Those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone will be saved from the penalty of sin.

Salvation:   Salvation is a free gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose substitutionary death on the cross paid the penalty for man’s sin.  Christ has already done everything necessary by His death and resurrection to remove our sins and make us holy from God’s point of view.  

Holy Spirit:   The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.

Creation:   God created the world and all things out of nothing by His powerful Word, planned all things by His wisdom, and controls all things out of nothing by His sovereign power – all for His glory.  All things were created in six days by a direct act of God.

Marriage:   God has created marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Unity:   The spiritual unity of believers is through our common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and individual doctrinal differences which may exist, outside the aforementioned paragraphs in the Statement of Faith, should not hinder the unity of Christian home educators.

Love:   God calls us to love one another, in deed and in truth.  In that vein, we are led to treat all our fellow home educators with respect and kindness, regardless of their religious beliefs.  In so doing, we maintain the spirit of love, unity and peace, which Jesus Christ inspires in us as Christians.