Statement of Faith
Preface: Our Statement of Faith concerns the Person and Work of Jesus Christ (the Gospel) revealed in Scripture. It is the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 2, 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).
Tenets of Christian Theology
We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired and only infallible Word of God, inerrant in the autographs (II Tim. 3:16, II Peter 1:20-21).
We believe God is one being, who eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All of the persons are equal in power and glory (Matt. 28:19, II Cor. 13:14).
We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and man (John 1:1, 14), born of a virgin (Matt. 1:18), sinless in His life (Heb. 4:15). He died on a cross as a substitution for sinful men (Heb. 9:15). He rose bodily from the grave (John 20:1-9, 24-31, Acts 2:24) and now reigns with the Father (Acts 2:33, Heb. 10:12). He will return visibly and personally to the earth both in salvation and judgment (Acts 1:11, Heb. 9:28, Matt. 24:35).
We believe "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom 3:23, 5:12) and can only be forgiven by repentance and trust in Jesus as Savior (John 3:16), brought about by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5-7).
We believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:1-17).
We reject the anti-Christian tenets of secular humanism, including the general theory of evolution, one-world government, government-mandated sex education, government-mandated parenting courses, modern feminist ideology, abortion, and the promotion of homosexuality or transsexuality as an alternative, acceptable lifestyle.
We believe that the family is the basic governmental, social and spiritual unit created by God. In it each child learns self-government, social relationships, and develops a relationship with the Creator and Savior (Eph. 6:1-3; Col. 3:18-20).
We understand God designed family to mean a male and a female parent with one or more children, all related by blood or joined together forever through adoption or guardianship.
We reject homosexual marriages or homosexual orientation because it is contrary to Scripture and the intentions of God in creation
(Rom 1:18-32, Gen. 1:26-31, Gen. 2:18, 24), and we believe that such relationships are destructive to children and the very idea of family. We also reject transitory co-habitation relationships as being equally in violation of God’s laws and incapable of providing the long term nurture and instruction needed by children and commanded by God (Prov. 1:8-9, 2:1-11; Col. 3:21; Eph. 6:4). In view of God’s word, no homosexual or merely co-habitating “parents” are eligible for a position of being a teacher or coordinator.
Parental Rights and Responsibility in Education
We believe the ultimate responsibility for the education of children belongs to parents (Deut. 4-9; 6:1-25; 4:1-4). We believe this is an inalienable right given by God which the State cannot create, destroy, nor alter. Authority for such training can be delegated to other forms of education; however, the ultimate responsibility for this education remains with the parents.
We believe that the government, at all levels, should respect the right of parents to choose the academic alternative of home education. We believe that parents who have chosen this educational alternative are accountable to discharge these duties in an honorable and responsible manner to the attaining of educational excellence and good citizenship.
We believe education in the home to be the best form of education.
Nature of Education
We believe that all education is religious in nature since one’s view of the world and life is involved in teaching (Prov. 2:1-8; 3:1-2; 6:20-23; Matt. 28:18-20). Every discipline of knowledge, whether it be subjects such as mathematics, science, or history will have as its final reference point a theistic or humanistic view of reality (Col. 1:15-20 and 2:8-15), and there is no neutral academic discipline.
Reviewed and Approved July 2023