Doctrinal Statement

LIBERTAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL – DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

  1. The whole Bible was written by holy men of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of Scripture. It is without error in the original manuscripts and is the final authority and sufficient for all faith of life. (II Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:89)
  2. There is one God, personal, infinite, perfect, and eternally existing as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each having the same nature, attributes and perfections, and worthy of the same honor and worship. He is forever sovereign and owner, sustainer, and master of the universe. (I Corinthians 8:6, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2)
  3. Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary, was 100% God and 100% Man while on earth, lived a perfect and sinless life and satisfied the penalty for all sins by his death on the cross providing a way for man to be reconciled to God. He physically rose from the grave, was seen by many and eternally sits at the right hand of God. (Matthew 1:18-25, I John 5:20, I Corinthians 15:3-4)
  4. The Holy Spirit is the person of the Godhead who, in this present age, convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; who regenerates and baptizes into the Body of Christ those who believe; and who indwells and seals them unto the day of redemption. (John 14:16-17, John 16:8-11, Romans 8:8, Ephesians 1:13-14). The Holy Spirit is the Divine teacher who guides Believers into all truth.  The Holy Spirit imparts to Believers spiritual gifts for the purpose of maturing Believers, ministry and building up the Church.
  5. We believe that God created the universe from nothing in a literal time period of six twenty-four hour days — resting on the seventh. We reject both naturalistic and theistic evolutionary theories. (Genesis 1:1, Exodus 20:11, Hebrew 11:3, II Peter 3:5)
  6. Satan is a being created by God, fallen and opposed to all that is holy and is ultimately destined for eternal separation from God and punishment. (Isaiah 14:12-15, Revelation 12:10, 19:20, Ezekiel 28)
  7. Man was created in God’s image and to live in fellowship with God. When Adam sinned, all mankind and all of God’s creation entered into a fallen state, separated from God and enslaved to sin. Man’s relationship with God can only be restored by Grace, through Faith in the provision God provided through Christ’s death and resurrection. (Genesis 1:27, 2:7, 3:1-6; Romans 3:10-19)
  8. We believe that Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead is the only provision provided by God for Man to be pardoned from the penalty of Sin. (John 3:16, Romans 6:23, I Peter 3:18)
  9. We believe that Salvation is by Faith Alone, through Grace Alone in Christ Alone. (Romans 3:24, 9:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, II Timothy 1:1)
  10. Every person who has placed their faith in Christ is eternally secure, being “kept by the power of God”. (John 10:28-30, I Peter 1:5, Ephesians 1:13, Philippians 1:6)
  11. Every person who has experienced a physical death will experience a resurrection from the dead. Those who have placed their trust in Christ will enter into eternal fellowship and joy in the presence of God while those who have rejected God’s provision (Jesus Christ) will enter into eternal punishment and separation from God. (Luke 16:25, Matthew 7:13-14, Revelation 20:15)
  12. Jesus Christ will return to earth in a visible, personal and glorious manner for his Church, Old Testament Saints and all who profess Him as savior and Lord. (I Thessalonians 4:13-17, I Corinthians 15:12-25, Revelation 3:10, 20:6, 22:20)
  13. Civil government is by Divine appointment. Governmental authority should be honored wherein it does not call for violation of Scripture. (Acts 5:29, Romans 13:1-7)
  14. We believe marriage emanates from the nature of the Triune God and has been revealed to us in the person, work, and teaching of Jesus Christ our Lord as revealed in the Christian Scriptures (Genesis 1:27-28; Ephesians 5:21-33). God has decreed and defined marriage to be the intimate and eternal covenant union between Christ and His bride, the church (II Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 19:6-9; 21:1-9; 22:14-17). Therefore, according to the Christian Scriptures, human marriage is also a divine decree in the pattern of Christ and is defined solely as the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant fidelity for a lifetime (Genesis 2:21-25; Psalm 45; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 7:2; I Corinthians 7:39; I Timothy 3:2, 12; 5:9; Titus 1:6).
  15. We believe any form of sexual immorality or any attempt to change one’s gender in disagreement with one’s genetically defined gender, is sinful and offensive to God (Genesis 1:27; 2:18-25; Leviticus 18:22-23; Job 31:1; Matthew 5:27–28; Romans 1:24-28; I Corinthians 5:1-2; 6:9-11; Galatians 5:19–21; Ephesians 5:3-7; Colossians 3:5-7; I Timothy 1:5-11; Hebrews 13:4; Jude 7; Revelation 21:8; 22:14-15).