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Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

The basis of Grace Christian Academy is the infallible Word of God, written, known as the Scriptures of the Old and the New Testaments, as they are interpreted in the historic, evangelical confessions of Christian faith. In accordance with these confessions, we hold unreservedly to the sovereignty of God as taught in Scripture and as specifically revealed in the Lordship of Jesus Christ over the world and thus over every department of human activity, thereby recognizing these Scriptures as the supreme and final standard for life. Grace Christian Academy is not a church nor is it subject to any ecclesiastical organization, but works with and through such bodies to aid and benefit both this school and such church bodies with which it may be associated. Therefore, the school is committed to and subscribes to the following articles of belief:
 
The Bible

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant in the original writings, and accurately maintained over the ages by God’s Spirit. They are the only supreme and final authority for the rule of faith and life for all men. [II Timothy 3:15,16; II Peter 1:21]
 
God

We believe in only one living and true God, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, having one substance, power and eternity, perfectly sovereign, holy and unchangeable and infinite in being. [Deut. 6:4; I John 5:7; Matt. 3:16-17; John 1:14, 18; John 15:26]
 
Man

We believe that man and the universe were created by an immediate and direct act of God. Also, we believe that man was created in the image of God, but he chose to sin and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is eternal separation from God and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and become sinners in thought, word and deed. All human beings stand accountable before and to God for their sins. [Gen. 1:1,26-27; Gen. 2:17; Gen. 3:22-24; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 5:12, Rom. 5:15-19; Rom. 6:23]
 
Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born to the Virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly man, yet one Christ, the only mediator between God and man. Also, we believe that He was crucified on a cross, died, and was buried, and resurrected by God. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest, King and Savior of His Church. [ Luke 1:27,31,35]
 
Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in and trust in Him alone are justified on the grounds of His shed blood and perfect, righteous life. We further believe that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again by the Holy Spirit, and thereby, become children of God and are being sanctified by God. [ John 3:16-19; Rom. 3:23-26; Rom. 5:19; Heb. 9:14,16; Heb. 10:14; Eph. 2: 8-10]
 
Resurrection

We believe that on the third day after His Crucifixion, our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead with the same body in which He suffered with which He also ascended into heaven and there sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for the saints. [ I Cor. 15: 3-5; John 20:25, 27; Mark 16:19; Rom. 8:34]
 
Second Coming

We believe that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will personally return and set up His Kingdom wherein He will rule and reign in righteousness. [Matt. 25:31; Rom. 14:9-10; Acts 1:11]
 
Final Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just to eternal blessedness according to the pattern of Christ’s own glorious body and the bodily resurrection of the unjust to eternal punishment. [John 5:28-29, Acts 17:31; Acts 24:15; II Cor. 5:10; Rom. 2:5-6,16]