Statement of Faith
- That the entire Bible, all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired by God and is inerrant in the original writings. Through the providence of God, the Word of God has been protected and preserved and is the only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
- That there is only one true, living, sovereign, holy, and eternally existent God. He exists in three co-equal persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each being a distinct person and with a distinct function, but all of one essence and all possessing the same nature, perfection, and attributes. The triune God is the creator and sustainer of all things, the source of all truth, and is worthy of worship and obedience (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Genesis 1:31; Matthew 28:19; John 14:9-17; 1 John 5:7-8).
- That Jesus Christ is both God and Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, shed His blood on the cross as our substitute, died, was buried, bodily resurrected, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return literally, visibly, and personally in glory and power (John 1:1-3; Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 7:14; Philippians 2:5-9; Colossians 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17).
- That the Holy Spirit is God, co-equal and co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is the chief convictor of sin and the chief agent of regeneration and sanctification. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and empowers every believer to live a Godly life, separated unto the purposes of God (2 Corinthians 6:14-20; John 14:16-19; 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 8:9, 11; Titus 3:5).
- That in the beginning God created all things, and His creation is the result of His intelligent design. He created humanity in His own likeness and image, and humanity was originally created with the ability to live perfectly for God’s glory. (Genesis 1:27, 31).
- That Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, sinned by acting in disobedience toward God. This act resulted in the fall of all humanity into and under the curse of sin, therefore all people have sinned and lost their ability to live for the glory of God. Humanity’s fall has resulted in both physical and spiritual death (Hell, a place of eternal torment) on all until there is forgiveness and salvation by the grace of God (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-23; 5:12-21, 6:23, 10:9-13; 2 Peter 2:4-9; Matthew 10:28).
- That salvation of the lost and sinful humanity is an eternally secure free gift of God’s grace apart from human works (good deeds, baptism, giving money, sacraments, etc.), based solely upon Christ’s vicarious and atoning death, effected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, and received only through faith in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:19-31; 1 John 5:13; John 3:16-36, 5:24, 10:24-31; Romans 6:23).
- That the church is the body of Christ and the family of God. It is made up of saved believers who regularly join together for worship, giving of tithes and offerings, fellowship, ministry to others, the Lord’s Supper (sacrament of Communion), and witnessing others follow Christ in baptism (Matthew 16:18; 2 Corinthians 12:12-14; Hebrews 10:25; Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 8:35-39; Luke 22:14-22; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32).
- That those who have been redeemed by Christ are “dearly loved children” of God, and are to be “imitators of God and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us.” (Ephesians 5:1-2) That we should live holy lives filled with the Spirit of God, submissive to the Word of God, and motivated by the love of God. That it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and to seek to bring others to a saving knowledge of Christ and make growing disciples (John 1:40-42; Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:8).
- That marriage is the first institution God created and ordained in human society. It is God’s plan for marriage to be a holy union of one man and one woman in an exclusive life-long covenant love relationship. Marriage reflects the relationship between Jesus Christ and His Church. (Genesis 2:18-25; 1 Corinthians 6:9-20, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 5:21 – 6:4).
- That all human life is sacred and created by God in his image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Psalm 139; Jeremiah 1:5; Ephesians 2:10; Job 31:15; Matthew 25:31-46).
Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of humanity, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of The King’s Academy’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Governors is The King’s Academy’s final authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.