STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe and teach That the Bible , consisting of all the books of the Old and New Testa ment s, is the Word of God, a s upernaturally given revelation without error or miss tatement in moral and spiritual teachings and record of hi storical fact s. That there is one God, etemally exist ing and manifesting Himself to us in three Per sons-Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. That our Lord Jesus was supernaturally conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived and taught and wrought mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as is recorded in the four Gospels, was put to death by crucifixion under Ponti us Pilate , was raised from the dead in the body that had been nailed to the cross, now sits at the Father's right hand from whence He is coming again to this earth, personally, bodily, and visibly, in which God's purposes of grace toward mankind will find their consummation. That in His pre-existent state He was with God and was God, and of His own choice laid aside His divine glory and took upon Himself the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. That He became in every respect a real man, possessed of all the essential character istics of human nature. That by His death upon the cross, the Lord Jesus made a perfect atonement for sin, redeeming us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse in our place. That the Holy Spirit is a Person, is God, and is possessed of all the distinctively divine attributes. That man was created in the image of God, but the whole human race fell in the sin of the first Adam, and apart from Christ is spiritually dead and lost. That men are justified on the simple and single ground of the shed blood of Christ and upon the simple and single condition of faith in Him who shed the blood, and are born again by the Holy Spirit, through the instrumentality of the Word of God. That all those who receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour and their Lord, and who con fess Him as such before their fellow men become heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ and at death their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessed ness, and at the second coming of Christ their bodies shall be raised and trans formed into the likeness of the body of His Glory. That all those who persistently reject Jesus Christ in the present life shall be raised from the dead and throughout eternity exist in a state of conscious and endless torment. That the Church consists of all those who, in this presen t dispensation, truly believe on Jesus Christ, and is the body and bride of Christ, which Christ loves and for which He has given Himself. That there is a personal devil, a being of great cunning who can exert vast power only so far as God suffers him to do so, and who shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. - Abridged . Every member of the Board of Trustees and every teacher is required to sign the unabridged form of this statement of faith the first of every school year.
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