October 24, 2013

Statement of Faith

The foundation of Providence Christian High School is based on the infallible Word of God written in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as expressed in the statement of Faith. We hold unreservedly to the sovereignty of God, revealed in the creation and in the Lordship of Jesus Christ, over the world. We submit unconditionally to the authority of Holy Scripture as the ultimate standard for Christian education in all matters of faith and life. On this basis, we subscribe to the following articles:

  • We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments are the infallible inspired Word of God, and therefore are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. God speaks to us through Scripture and reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through His acts of creation and eternal salvation.
    (I Peter 1:21; I Timothy 3:16)
  • We believe the world belongs to God, who created it and faithfully sustains it by His providence. God displays His power and majesty through His creation. God created and upholds all things and is Sovereign over all creation. Man was created in the image of God, without sin.
    (Colossians 1:15)
  • We believe that man, though created perfectly in the image of God, fell into sin and rebelled against God bringing God’s judgment upon all generations. Despite our sin, God has not rejected or abandoned this world but demonstrated His unconditional love by sending the Savior.
    (I John 4:9)
  • We believe God sent his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary to live a life in perfect obedience to God and be crucified for the forgiveness of our sins. Jesus Christ suffered death in our place to reconcile us to God.
    (I Cor. 15:3b,4 II Cor. 5:19-21)
  • We believe that eternal life is the gracious gift of God received through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Salvation is neither deserved by anyone nor can it be earned by good deeds.
    (Eph. 2: 8-9)
  • We believe Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords. He is seated at the right hand of God the Father where he intercedes for those whom He has purchased with His own blood. From heaven, He will return to judge all men, giving believers eternal life and unbelievers eternal condemnation and separation from God.
    (Romans 2: 6-16; 8:26; Acts 17:31; I Timothy 4:8)
  • His kingdom is everlasting and He reigns over all things for good. To be a member of this kingdom is a privilege, a joy, and a responsibility. Every thought, word, and deed is to be led by His Spirit. Because of Christ’s present and coming reign we live daily in the confident hope of His triumphant return.
    (I Cor. 10:5; Titus 2:13)
  • We believe that God the Holy Spirit instructs us through the study of the Word of God. His illuminating work enables the believer to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    (II Timothy 3:16; Psalm 1; I Peter 3:18)
  • God has charged parents with the responsibility of raising their children in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord”. The local church, teachers and the Christian community serve to assist parents in this covenantal calling.
    (Eph. 6:2-4;Heb. 10: 24-25;Eph. 4:16)