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Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

BIBLE – The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired, infallible Word of God and is the final authority for what we believe. It is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness as it guides us in our faith. The Bible is the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of man and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and life. The Scriptures are a unified whole. The Old and New Testaments must each be understood in light of each other.

GOD – There is one living and true God who is infinitely just, eternal, and unchangeable in all His attributes. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love.

CHRIST – We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Living Word, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death on the cross through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection on the third day, His ascension into Heaven where He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and His imminent bodily return in power and glory.

HOLY SPIRIT – We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit identifies and sets apart those whom God the Father has called for salvation. His work instructs, guides, equips and empowers the believers for godly living and service. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. He pursues God’s children and draws us closer to the Father transforming them into the image of Christ.

SIN – Sin is to “miss the mark” of God’s holiness and to fall short of His perfect standard. Sin separates us from God and His intention for our lives. Because of Adam’s sin in the garden, man and all creation has fallen under God’s curse of death. For believers, sin’s curse is broken and its power is no longer irresistible.

GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION – God, in His mercy, chose to save us from death and eternal separation by giving His Son, Jesus Christ, as complete payment for our sin. Salvation is offered to everyone as a free gift which can only be received through the Grace of God. By the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, His death paid the penalty for our sin. As God demonstrated His power over sin and death when He raised Christ from the dead, so too will He raise believers unto life eternal.

UNITY OF BELIEVERS – We believe in the spiritual unity of believers through our common faith in Jesus Christ and that individual doctrinal differences, which may exist, should not hinder the unity of Christian home educators. As the Church, it is our duty to love and serve one another as a community as Christ loved and served us.

PARENT-TEACHERS – We believe that God has a specific design for each set of parents in how they should raise their children. We understand that all parents are similar in that they want the very best for their children, and as Christian parents we should train up a child in the way he/she was designed and purposed by the Creator. As homeschool parents, we have been called to be the teachers our children.

CHRISTIAN CONDUCT – We believe that Christians should live for the Glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their time and possessions for God’s purposes; and that they should strive to become more like Christ in thought, word and deed. We believe we are called to live our lives consistent with the standards of biblical teaching.

CREATION – We believe that God created the heavens and earth, and everything in them and that He created it good. Concerning the teachings of creation, faithful Christians have had various interpretations on the exact age of the earth based on the Genesis 1 account, all backing their beliefs in scripture. ROCK Academy recognizes that these differences exist, yet our tutors will be teaching from the viewpoint that God created the world within the time-frame of six ordinary days and that He rested on the seventh.