What we believe about Scripture
It is the verbally inspired Word of God written by men under control of the Holy Spirit
It contains no errors and is the complete and final authority for faith and life
Since the closing of the canon of Scripture, there have been no new prophets or revelation from God that can be added to or considered equal to the Word of God contained in the Bible
Hebrews 1:1,2; Galatians 1:6-11; II Corinthians 11:3,4; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:20,21
What we believe about the Trinity
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
These three are identical in essence and equal in power and glory, possessing precisely the same attributes and perfection
Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19
What we believe about Jesus
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary .
He lived a life without sin
He was crucified and died, a perfect atoning sacrifice for the sins of mankind
He was physically resurrected from the dead.
He ascended to heaven after his resurrection and now is seated in his glorified body at the right hand of God the Father
At a point yet in the future, he will return to earth to establish a worldwide kingdom
Matthew 1:23; Luke 2:11; John 1:14; Acts 15:16,17; I Timothy 4:1-3; II Timothy 3:1-5; I Corinthians 15:3-5; 15:20; John 11:25-26; Hebrews 7:24-28; Revelation 10:1-3; Matthew 24:15-25; Matthew 24:29,30, Acts 1:9-11, Revelation 1:7, 19:11-14; Revelation 19:17-21; Revelation 20:4,5; Revelation 20:6; Zechariah 12:1-13:6, Romans 11:1-24; Romans 11:1-36; Revelation 19:15,16; Revelation 20:1-3; Isaiah 11:1-12:6.
What we believe about Creation
The creation of the universe occurred in six literal solar days
Genesis 1:1-31; Exodus 20:11; John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-19; Hebrews 11:3.
What we believe about Mankind
Man was created in God's image, innocent and without sin
Because of Adam's sin, all humans inherit a sinful nature
This sinful nature leaves mankind spiritually dead, alienated from God and in need of a Savior, to avoid a just and eternal condemnation
Genesis 1:26; 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-18; 5:12,19; Ephesians 2:1-3.
What we believe about Gender and Marriage
We believe that God created the human race with only two biological genders (male and female) and that all efforts to adopt a gender other than one's birth gender is immoral and, therefore, sin.
We believe that God has established marriage as an exclusive relationship between one biological man and one biological woman, and that all intimate sexual activity outside the marriage relationship (whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise) is immoral and, therefore, sin.
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful or harassing behavior or attitudes, directed toward any individual, are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture, nor with the principles of this group.
Genesis 1:26-27 and 2:24-25; Deuteronomy 22:5; Romans 1:18-31; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 and 15-20; Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31
What we believe about Salvation
God's only provision for salvation was made through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross
The only means of salvation is repentance from sin and having faith in the substitutionary atonement of Christ
Salvation is a gift of God, not granted by any human achievement or offering of good works
Ephesians 2:8,9, Galatians 1:3-9 and 2:16-3:14, John 3:16; Romans 5:1; 10:9,10; 10:17; Ephesians 2:8-10; Acts 2:38; John 3:3
What we believe about Home Education
It is the parents' responsibility to pour the foundation of God's Word into their children's lives from the time they wake until they sleep
The goal of this education is dependence upon God when they are grown
We believe that God has delegated the authority and responsibility to teach and raise children to their parents first. Parents can delegate their authority to someone else, but they can never delegate their responsibility
Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; 22:6; 2 Timothy 3:14-17.