Stone Ridge Christian
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Stone Ridge Christian
The basis of Stone Ridge Christian School is the Word of God and having accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, all students shall subscribe annually in writing to the following Statement of Faith
That God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal, co-eternal and are one God.
GOD THE FATHER
GOD THE SON
That Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and possesses all the attributes of deity. Born of a virgin, he lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to the right hand of the Father and will return again someday to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.
That the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and is a divine person possessing all the attributes of God. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit lives in the life of every believer. He develops a Christ-like character in believers, empowers them for ministry and brings comfort in times of hurt.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
That the Bible is God s infallible, authoritative Word to us. It is written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God,
it is the Truth without any error.
That man was made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Man was the supreme object of God s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience towards God called sin . Sin separates people from God and keeps us from a right relationship with God.
That salvation is God s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin s penalty. When we turn from our sinful life and turn to Jesus Christ in faith, we are saved.
That man was created to exist forever. We either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Marriage is ordained by God in the Bible. The religious covenant of marriage is between one man and one woman as created by God and provides the foundation and definition for the family.