Statement of Faith
Statement of Faith
Del Rio Homeschool Group Statement of Faith:
DRHG is a Christian homeschool cooperative. As such, we strive for our classes, regardless of topic or content, to conform to a Christian worldview. Because of this, all co-op teachers are required to agree to and electronically sign the statement of faith below before being in such a position of authority over our students. We in DRHG also welcome others of different faiths to participate in our co-op in other capacities.
There is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,3 & 4:24; Acts 5:3,4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5,6; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
The Bible is the verbally, totally inspired, infallible, Word of God; the supreme and final authority for all faith, life, and truth.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21)
Man was created in the image of God; he sinned; through that sin he incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death (separation from God); and all people are born with a sin nature and are guilty sinners in thought, word, and deed.
(Genesis 1:26,27 & 3:1-24; Romans 3:23 & 5:12-18; 1 John 1:8)
The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, (Philippians 2:5-8) His virgin birth, (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38) His sinless life, (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 3:5) His miracles, (John 2:23) His atoning death through His shed blood, (Isaiah 53; John 3:16-18; Romans 3:24-26; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 John 2:2) His bodily resurrection, (Matthew 28:6; Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 15:14) His ascension, (Acts 1:9) and His imminent return in power and glory. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
Salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose death on the cross paid the penalty for man's sin.
(Romans 5:1; John 1:12-13; Ephesians 1:7 & 2:8-9)
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
(Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9, 11; Ephesians 1:13; John 14:16-18)
All believers have spiritual unity through our common faith in Jesus Christ. We have no denominational affiliation and individual doctrinal differences which may exist should not hinder the unity of Del Rio Homeschool Group.
(1 John 4:11-12; John 17:21-22; 1 Corinthians 1:11-17)
God has instituted marriage- the covenant relationship between one man and one woman intended to be a lifelong union of husband and wife. The single life, either by call or circumstance, is honored by God. The unmarried are an important part of the Christian community.
(Genesis 2:21-24, Matthew 19:4-6, 1 Corinthians 7:1-40, Ephesians 5:22-33)
We believe that God created the human race male and female and that all conduct with
the intent to adopt a gender other than one’s birth gender is immoral and therefore sin.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Deuteronomy 22:5)
We believe that God has established marriage as an exclusive relationship between
one man and one woman and that all intimate sexual activity outside the marriage
relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral and therefore
(Genesis 2:24-25; Romans 1:18-31; I Corinthians 6:9-10, 15-20)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect,
and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes
directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture
nor with the principles of this group.