Juniors

Statement of Faith

 

This Statement of Faith is signed by every faculty, staff and board member of Schaeffer Academy and must also be signed by any parent holding a position of leadership or responsibility within the school. Parents who have signed the Statement of Faith are eligible to vote at Annual Meetings. However, neither student nor parent affirmation of this statement is required in order to be admitted to the Academy:

Schaeffer Academy Statement of Faith

The following is the foundation of beliefs on which Schaeffer Academy is based. They are also the key elements of Christianity that will be unapologetically taught in various ways through all grade levels.

  • We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God; inerrant in the original manuscripts. We believe the inerrancy of Scripture embraces not only religious truth, but also the Bible's scientific, historical, and literary features (II Timothy 3:15, II Peter 1:21).
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28: 19, John 10:30).
  • We believe that creation was an act of God, and that the creation of man was a specific act of God, so that man did not evolve from other species (Genesis 1:1- 2:7, John 1:3, I Corinthians 15:45-49).
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:30-33); in his virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35); in his sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26); in his miracles; in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9); in his bodily resurrection (John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:4); in his ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); and in his future personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11).
  • We believe that people are born with a sinful nature (Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:3, Psalm 51) and are in need of Jesus Christ as their personal Savior (Romans 6:23).
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment (John 16:8); to regenerate, sanctify, comfort, indwell and enable the Christian to live a godly life (Titus 3:5, II Thessalonians 2:13, John 4:25-27).
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Savior and not as a result of works (Ephesians 2:8-9). Faith, which leads to salvation, will also be evidenced by good works (James 2:14-18). Therefore, we believe that those who repent of sin and receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again and shall be saved (Acts 2:38, Acts 4:12).
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28).