1. The Bible
We believe in the authority and sufficiency of the Holy Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, as originally written; that it was verbally and plenarily inspired and is the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore is infallible and inerrant in all matters of which it speaks.
We believe the Bible to be the true center of unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creed and opinions shall be tried.
If the Bible is true in every way…
Then we are responsible to obey the truth it teaches — all 66 books! If it is just a good book, an historical classic, or a collection of myths and legends, then we can read it, admire it, agree with a few proverbs, and (yawn) put it back on the shelf. But — if it is true, then we must listen to it, obey it, and teach it to our children.
2. Only One God
We believe there is one and only one living and true God, an infinite Spirit, the Maker and supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
If there is only one true God…
Then other explanations of life and death cannot be true. This flies in the face of those who want to believe that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. If there is one God, then we are accountable to Him. This means we will answer to Him how we parent and how well we maintain our marriages.
3. Jesus Christ Our Savior
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, died in our place to pay the penalty for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended bodily into heaven, and is coming again to establish His eternal kingdom.
If Jesus is really God’s Son…
Then He is the only way to heaven, just as the Bible teaches.
4. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with the Father and the Son and of the same nature. Among many purposes, the Holy Spirit desires to help us, teach us, sanctify us, comfort us, and lift up Jesus Christ among us.
If the Holy Spirit really exists…
Then He can live in our hearts, transform us into “new creations,” and transform our families as well!
We believe the Scriptures teach that a man was created by a direct act of God and not from a previously existing form of life. By voluntary transgression he fell from his state of innocence; consequently all men are now sinners by nature and by choice.
If God created humans and we didn’t come about “by chance”…
Then we are precious to Him and dearly loved. He created man in His image and wants to make us just like His Son, Jesus.
If children are born with a “sinful nature”…
Then we parents need to recognize that even a sweet little baby has to potential to do wrong things. It is the parents’ responsibility to train a child and to show by their godly example how to live a holy life.
We believe the Scriptures teach that salvation of sinners is divinely initiated, wholly of grace, and accomplished only through the work of the Son of God who mediates on our behalf.
If we can only be saved from sin by grace…
Then no matter how many good works we do, we will not be able to please a holy God. It is only by His graciousness and love for us that He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for our sins on the cross. We can only receive the gift of eternal life because of the sacrifice of Jesus — not by good works.
7. Judgment and Resurrection
We believe the Scriptures teach the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. Believers by faith in Christ will spend eternity in the presence of God, unbelievers in everlasting punishment.
If there really is a heaven and hell…
Then we know there is more to this life! We need to search God’s Word, the Bible, for answers on how to obtain the kingdom of heaven and avoid God’s promised judgment on sin. We shouldn’t wait until it’s too late, either!
We believe the Scriptures teach that there is a personal devil who is the “god of this age” and the “prince of the power of the air.” We believe that we can have victory over Satan because of the blood of Jesus Christ.
If Satan truly exists…
Then we can be sure he would like nothing better than to see our family destroyed. We need to learn what God’s Word says about how to fight Satan and avoid the temptations he brings us.
We believe the Scriptures teach that every believer should be separated unto God and from worldliness and by the aid of the Holy Spirit should walk in love and holiness, as defined in all of God’s Word. We believe that the commands of God, as given in the “Torah” (the first 5 books of the Bible), are God’s definition of holy behavior (1 John 5:2-3).
If we are characterized by love and good works…
Then others can see our family’s lives and wonder what makes us tick. We will probably look “peculiar” to them. We need to show them by our love and holy lives that we have Christ in our hearts. Then, when they ask us why we have so much hope for the future, we can tell them — from God’s Word!
We believe the Scriptures teach the believer should be separated from apostasy as exemplified in ecclesiastic organizations which include liberals and those who sanction theological compromise (see definition in 1 John 4:1-6).
If we listen to the advice of “experts” who don’t follow God’s Word…
Then we allow bad information into our minds. If we follow this advice, we (and our children) will have to pay the consequences. Only God’s Word will stand the test of time, and we can depend on His advice for us and our family.
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Note: We’ve been asked to share our views on the Common Core State Standards. You can find our official position here.