Statement of Faith

Our Statement of Faith

1.  We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe the Bible to be complete containing 66 books, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. (Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

2.  We believe that there is one true God, existing eternally as three persons, the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 4:6)

3.  We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, (John 10:30,33),in His virgin birth,(Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23) in His sinless life, (Hebrews 4:15) in His miracles, (Matthew 11:20) in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, (I Corinthians 15:3-4) in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 11:25, Acts 1:11)

4.  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, His deity, and His work in each believer. We believe in the indwelling of the believer at the moment of regeneration, and the resultant filling of the believer with power for Christian life and service. (Romans 8:9)

5.  We believe that man (humankind) was created by God in God’s image. He created each person as male or female and these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the nature and image of God. Genesis 1:26-27

6.  We believe in the subsequent fall of man into sin resulting in spiritual death, necessitating the new birth for his salvation. (John 3:3)

7.  We believe in the complete and eternal salvation by God’s grace alone; that salvation is received as a gift of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work. This faith is demonstrated by the confession and subsequent forsaking of all sin. (John 3:16, Romans 3:23, 6:23; I John 1:9)

8.  We believe in one true church, the body and bride of Christ. We believe that Christ’s church functions as an organization of its members into local churches of worship for edification of the believers and for world-Gospel witness. (Ephesians 2:6, Revelations 21:9)

9.  We believe the Christian life to be a life of righteousness, good works, and of separation unto God from the evil of the world. (Titus 2:11-12) We believe the Christian life to be manifested by speaking the truth, (Ephesians 4:15) maintaining the sanctity of the home *( Genesis 2:23-24) settling of differences between Christians in accordance with the Word of God, not engaging in carnal strife but showing a Christ-like attitude toward all men, (Matthew 18:17-34) exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit, (Galatians 5:22-23) and maintaining a life of prayer. (Luke 18:1)

10.  We believe in the existence of Satan and his personality as the great adversary. We believe in his judgment and final doom. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)

11.  We believe in the personal, visible, and imminent return of Christ. (Acts 2:11)

12.  We believe that heaven and hell are definite places. We believe in the conscious existence of the dead, the resurrection of the body, the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers, the eternal life of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost. (Matthew 10:28, Hebrews 11:16)

*Sanctity of the Home Definition

We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning; The uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as outlined in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (We believe that any form of sexual immorality is sinful and offensive to God.) (Matt 15:18-20); I Cor. 9-10

This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind; is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of HCCS’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our HCCS school board is the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.