TACHE (Tipton Area Christian Home Educators) Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!
 

TACHE Statement of Faith

TACHE desires to honor and glorify the Lord in all of our activities and communications. As part of becoming a member of TACHE, it is necessary that you acknowledge, respect and honor our Statement of Faith with an understanding that it drives all decisions and actions made for the group. In order to insure that the Statement of Faith is honored, TACHE Leadership may, when necessary, address any concerns, speech, or actions that come against the Statement.

 TACHE STATEMENT OF FAITH

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists eternally in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is one God in three persons. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He 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 to earth again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

The Bible is God’s Word to all people, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Created in the spiritual image of God, and born biologically as male or female, every life is sacred and begins at the moment of conception. Although people have tremendous potential for good, they are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates people from God. (Genesis 1:27, 2:7, 5:2; Psalm 8:3-6, 139:13, Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)

Salvation is by grace, through faith. It is a gift from God to all people. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. We are saved from sin’s penalty by trusting in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice as God’s offer of forgiveness. We show our faith publicly through baptism. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

Eternity is how long we were created to exist with God. 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 heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; 1 John 2:25, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union. It is intended by God to be a permanent relationship and a witness to the world of the relationship between Christ and His Church. We believe that sexual intimacy was created by God and intended for a man and a woman who are married to one another. Any sexual activity outside of this exclusive union is considered sin. (Genesis 2:18-25, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Corinthians 7:2-5, Ephesians 5:21-33, Hebrews 13:4)