Statement of Faith
Homeschool Enrichment - Statement of Faith
Lead teachers will be asked to sign a statement of agreement to the statement of faith.
Families participating in the homeschool enrichment classes will be asked to sign a statement
acknowledging they have read and agree to respect the ministry will operate under this statement of faith.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-11; Hebrews 4:14, 15; I Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13.
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right and the spiritual gifts necessary to accomplish His purposes. As Christians, we should seek to live under His control daily.
II Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16-17, 2; 15:26-27; 16:7-11, 13-14; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25.
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme and singularly sufficient source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is God's word, it is truth without any mixture of error.
II Timothy 3:16, 1:13; II Peter 1:20, 21; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6. Proverbs 30:5.
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates all people from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2.
Salvation is a gift from God to us. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by repenting and trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s only sacrifice for sin and offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8 9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:16, 18.
We believe that sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His holiness.This sanctification is a progressive work that is begun in regeneration and is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Sanctification occurs in the continual use of the appointed means, especially by the Word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness and prayer.
1Thessalonians 4:3-5; Romans 8:5; 15:16; Philippians 2:12-13; John 17:17
About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the one trusting in Christ is secure in that salvation for eternity. The grace and power of God maintain salvation, not the self-effort of the Christian.It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
John 10:29; 6:28-40, 44; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; I Peter 1:3-5; Philippians 1:6.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell; to be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of external existence.
John 3:16; I John 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 10:28; 25:44, 46.
* For further explanation, please refer to the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.