Statement Of Faith

The Staff, faculty, and Board Members of Freedom Christian Academy embrace the historic tenets of Christianity as presented in the following Statement of Faith. Beyond these primary doctrines, we respect and acknowledge many secondary doctrinal questions exist among the true Body of Christ. We defer to parents and their local evangelical churches to clarify these issues.
 
The Bible: We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant, authoritative Word of God, and that it is, therefore, the final authority in matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
 
The Trinity: We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Colossians 2:9; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
 
                  God the Father: We believe the Father is fully God, and His fatherhood is eternal and                                                                personal. He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of all who believe in                                            Christ. (Genesis 1:1; 2 Corinthians1:3; Ephesians 4:4-6; 2 Corinthians 6:18)
 
                   God the Son: We believe in the deity of Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles,                                              His substitutionary and atoning death, salvation through His shed blood, His                                                bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His                                                     coming return. (Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-2, 14; 3:16-18; Acts 1:9-11; Romans                                                5:8-11; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:20-23; Philippians 2:5- 11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 7:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
 
                  God the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers. He, likewise,                                                                    convicts of sin, increases desires for righteous ness and obedience, leads                                                        in truth, brings assurance, empowers, and gives spiritual gifts to the                                                                church. (John 3:3-8;  14:16-17; 16:7- 11; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 12:11-13; 2                                                                  Peter 1:20-21)
 
Human Nature: We believe all people are created in the image of God, to be like Him in character. Our sin alienates us from  God, makes us liable for His judgment, and ultimately results in eternal death apart from God's salvation. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 1:18-23; 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3)
 
Salvation: We believe it is through Christ's death on the cross, where He took our sin upon Himself, and His resurrection,  where He defeated death once and for all, that we can be made right with God on the basis of Christ's righteousness and atoning death. We can never make up for our sin by self improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ alone can we be forgiven for our sin, overcome our separation from God, and be saved from God's judgment. At salvation, we are justified by God; meaning that we are declared positionally righteous before God because of our identification with Jesus Christ. (John. 1:12-13; 6:37-40; 10:28-30; Ephesians 1:7, 13; 2:8-9; 1 John 5:11-13)
 
The Christian Life: We believe it is God's will that through the Holy Spirit, we continually grow in grace, in obedience, and in  our love for Him until we get to heaven and are made perfect in Christ. (Romans 6:1-8; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Philippians 1:6, 2:13)
 
Eternity: We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people. We believe in a literal heaven and hell, and that all men will either spend eternity under God’s just and holy judgment or in His glorious presence. (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:31,46; John 5:28-29; 1 Corithians 15:51-52; 2 Thessalonians 1:9)
 
The Church: We believe that believers comprise the Church which is the Family of God, the Body of Christ and the Temple of the Holy Spirit, and that it is expressed in local churches. It was created by God to display His glory on the earth by reaching out to people who do not know Him, lifting up worship to Him, loving one another as His family, growing in maturity to be like Christ, and serving others in His name. (Matthew 26:26-29; 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 12:1-27; Ephesians 1:22-23; 3:10; Colossians 1:18; 1 John 3:14-18)