ARTICLE IV Statement of Faith
Section 1: Preface
Our Statement of Faith includes only those truths upon which all true Christians agree. It concerns the person and work of Jesus Christ (the Gospel) as revealed Scripture. It is the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 3, Eph. 4:5), which distinguishes believers from non-believers. There are many other precious truths taught in the Bible over which godly men have differed in understanding. Therefore, this is not a statement of all that is important to believe, but of all that is essential to believe for Christian fellowship and unity (Rom. 15:7), and should not hinder the unity of Christian home educators.
Section 2: Statement
2.1 We believe that the Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.
2.2 We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2.3 We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, and His imminent bodily return in power and glory.
2.4 We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only those who put their faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God can be saved.
2.5 We believe that salvation is the free gift of God brought to the sinner 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.
2.6 We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
2.7 We believe in the spiritual unity of believers through our common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that individual doctrinal differences which may exist, outside of the aforementioned (IV: 1-6), should not hinder the unity of Christian home educators.