Statement of Purpose and Faith

Article II. Statement of Purpose and Faith

 

Section 2.01.

The Corporation shall have as its primary purpose the establishment, operation, and promotion of a school to educate students in such a way that each student will become a useful and creative citizen of Christ’s Kingdom and of the student’s community, state and nation, with the desire and ability to apply the student’s Christian commitment and principles to all of life’s situations.

 

The foundation of the Corporation is the infallible Word of God written in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as interpreted in the historic confessions of faith, namely the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession of Faith, the Canons of the Synod of Dordt, and/or the Westminster Confession.  In accordance with these confessions, we hold unreservedly to the sovereignty of God, revealed in the creation [Romans 1:20] and in the Lordship of Jesus Christ, over the world and thus over every sphere of human activity, and submit unconditionally to the authority of Holy Scripture, thereby recognizing Scripture alone to be the supreme and final standard for Christian education and all other matters of faith and life.  On this basis, we subscribe to the following articles:

  1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the infallible, inerrant, sufficient, and inspired Word of God, the supreme and final authority in faith and life. [II Peter 1:19-21; Psalm 19:7-11]
  2. We believe that God is the one only God, eternally existing in three persons, in Trinity; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Each Person is unique but together; one in substance and equal in power and glory. [Gal. 4:4-6; Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 8 Q & A 25]
  3. We believe that God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, created the universe and its parts perfectly from nothing, by means of His sovereign verbal directive.  [Hebrews 11:3] God not only created all things, but also upholds and is sovereign over all creation.  Included in this creation was man made in the image of God, made without sin, and capable of perfect obedience.
  4. We believe that man, though created perfectly, nevertheless fell into sin and rebelled against God.  As a result of man’s sin, all creation was placed under God’s curse.  [Gen. 3:17-19].
  5. We believe that for man’s salvation God graciously sent Jesus Christ our Lord, the only begotten Son of the Father who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born a true man of the Virgin Mary. Being therefore both God and man, He is the perfect mediator between God and man.  He lived a life of perfect obedience, suffered in His humanity, was crucified, experienced complete separation from God, died, was buried, and arose bodily from the dead on the third day.  He suffered total punishment in the place of those He came to redeem so that they would be reconciled to God.  [II Cor. 5:21; Rom. 5:8-10]
  6. We believe that eternal life is a gracious gift of God received through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone and that eternal life is neither deserved by anyone nor can it be earned by good deeds.  [Eph. 2:8-10]
  7. We believe that after His bodily ascension into Heaven, Christ our Lord was seated at the right hand of God the Father, where He intercedes for those whom He has purchased with His own blood.  From heaven, he will return to judge all men, giving believers in Him life eternal and unbelievers eternal condemnation and separation from God forever.  [Rom. 8:34; Matt. 25:31-46]
  8. We believe that God the Holy Spirit is our Teacher who instructs us in the meaning and application of the Word of God from the Word itself.  His regenerating and illuminating work is necessary to a saving understanding of His Word and a growing in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  [II Tim. 3:14-16; John 14:26]
  9. We believe that God has charged parents with the responsibility of bringing up their children in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord” [Eph. 6:4], and that the school serves to assist parents in this covenantal task.