STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

We believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and represents the final authority for faith and life, providing the basis and standard of truth and values.  The Bible, in its original autograph, is without error in whole or part, including theological concepts as well as geographical and historical details.

We believe there is one and only one living and true God.  He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe.  God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.  Jesus Christ came in human flesh being fully God and fully man, except without sin.

We believe that all men are in violation of God's righteous requirements and His holy character both by nature and act; and are therefore under His wrath and just condemnation.  The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for man's sin through His substitutionary death on the cross -- the successful accomplishment of which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection.

We believe salvation is offered as a gift, free to the sinner.  The gift must be responded to in individual faith, not trusting in any personal works, but the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone.

We believe that marriage is the foundation of family life, and that God's design for marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in a covenant commitment for a lifetime.

We believe children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing from God.  We believe that God has given parents the responsibility of training their children.  Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them to make choices based on biblical truth.  We believe that academic excellence will be a natural outcome of responsible, consistent home schooling.  We believe that our children will be responsible, well-adjusted, productive members of society through the strong and consistent influence, training, love, and discipline of their parents.