Statement of Faith
God the Father: We believe there is only one God, who created, preserves, and
rules over the universe. The historical account of creation found in Genesis declares that God is the personal and direct Creator of all that exists.
The Trinity: We believe there is only one true and living God. In all things we owe Him alone the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The triune God is manifested as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Members of the Trinity have distinct individual attributes, but without division of essence, character, nature, or being.
The Bible: We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is the inerrant and infallible Word of God. We believe that the Bible is our supreme authority and that it provides the moral and ethical principles for personal conduct. The Bible is the only certain and authoritative rule of every aspect of Christian life.
Humanity: We believe God originally created human beings in His own image. The first humans God created, Adam and Eve, were tempted by Satan and sinned. In union with Adam and Eve, all humans are sinners by nature and choice, falling short of God’s standard of perfection and are consequently under God’s condemnation.
Salvation: We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless life, perfectly revealing and doing the will of God. His substitutionary atonement on the cross made provision for the redemption of sinful humanity. He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for believers, and He is the only mediator between God and humanity. As such, the only remedy for sin is to be rescued, reconciled, and renewed through the God-given free choice of an individual’s personal salvation through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Salvation is entirely of God’s grace and cannot be achieve through any human merit, effort, or works. Those who die without receiving Jesus as Savior go into everlasting torment and eternal separation from a loving God.
Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and is fully divine. He convicts individuals of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, and He enables believers to comprehend God’s truth as revealed in Scripture. He indwells and empowers believers for godly service, for worship, and for witness.
Christian Living: We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. It is our privilege and duty to love God supremely and others sacrificially and to live out our faith with care for one another. We should pursue a Christ-centered education which includes the integration of a biblical worldview into every academic discipline. As such, we should place all aspects of learning, experiences, and disciplines under the lens of the Bible.