Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed. (2 Tim. 3:16-17, Psalm 19:7)
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (John 4:24)
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, and His personal and imminent return in power and glory. (Is. 7:14, John 1:14, Col. 1:15-18)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person proceeding from the Father and Son and is therefore eternal and of the same essence, majesty, and glory with the Father and Son. We believe therefore that the Holy Spirit is truly God. (John 4:24)
We believe salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (1 John 2:2, Rom. 5:9, Eph. 1:7-8, Col. 1:19-20, Eph. 2:8-10)
We believe it is our obligation as believers to witness by life and word to the truths of the Gospel and proclaim these to all mankind. (Col. 2:6-10, 2 Tim. 2:15, Deut. 4:2)
We believe God, in His Word, has given parents the responsibility and authority to educate their children in a Godly manner. (Prov. 22:6)
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen. 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the Bible clearly and consistently defines marriage as the loving, faithful commitment between one man and one woman for a lifetime. It is clearly and exclusively a heterosexual union, with no other definition or example presented anywhere in the Bible. (Gen. 2:18-25)
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of CHASE Academy and to provide a biblical role model to CHASE Academy members, it is imperative that all persons who become members and volunteer for CHASE Academy in any capacity, agree to and abide by the above statements on gender, marriage and sexuality.
These statements do not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of CHASE Academy’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Leadership Team and/or Director of CHASE is CHASE Academy’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.