Statement of Faith
Statement of Faith
The whole Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, without error in the original writings, and is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:16
There is one God eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
II Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. John 1:1, 2, 14; Matthew 1:18; Philippians 2:5-8
The Holy Spirit is a person, is God, and is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He regenerates and indwells the believer. He is his constant guide and teacher, and the enabling power for victorious living and dedicated service. John 15:26; 16:7, 8; Titus 3:5; John 16:13; Acts 1:8
Man was created in the image of God. He sinned, and thereby incurred for himself and the whole human race not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God. Romans 5:12, 19; Genesis 1:26, 27
We believe and hold that the events recorded and people named in the Genesis account of creation are history; that man is unique, in that he was created in the image of God; that he was created by a special act of God, both biologically and spiritually and not from any previously existing forms of organic life.
The Lord Jesus Christ died for man's sins, according to the Scripture, and all who believe on Him have the forgiveness of sins through His blood. I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7
Christ arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where He is now the believer's High Priest and Advocate. I Corinthians 15:4; Hebrews 7:25
The imminent return of Christ from heaven will be personal and visible, and He will judge the living and the dead. Acts 1:11; John 5:28, 29
An individual becomes a child of God by being born of the Holy Spirit by the Word of God through a personal faith in Jesus Christ. John 1:12, 13; Titus 3:5
The church, instituted by Christ, consists of all true believers. The Great Commission to make disciples of all nations is the supreme mission of the church of this age. I Corinthians 12:12, 13; Matthew 28:19, 20
The ordinances of the Church are water baptism upon personal confession of faith, and the Lord's Supper in remembrance of Christ. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. I Corinthians 11:23-26; Romans 6:4
A bodily resurrection of both the just and unjust will occur with a state of everlasting blessedness for believers and a state of eternal punishment for all unbelievers.
I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:11-15
The Christian life is devoted to God, conforming to the teachings of the word, and dedicated to the service of Christ. Romans 12:1, 2
Students at Heritage are exposed to these Biblical principles through our Bible curriculum, chapel times and most importantly through the lives of the teachers and staff at school. We believe an exposure and awareness of these principles and the life values they imply are of critical importance in a child's life. However, students are never placed in a situation of mandatory decision-making nor are they pressured in any way, expressed or implied, into acceptance of these principles.