Statement of Faith

 

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of a virgin, Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hades, and on the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From Heaven He shall come to earth again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, one holy Christian church, the communion of all true saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the gift of everlasting life.

We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant Word of God. It is our only authoritative rule for faith and practice. The 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 mankind, is the sole and final source for all that we believe. For the purposes of Spring Hill Academy’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is the final interpretative authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. In all things He is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character. We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, loving, and full of mercy. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of everything that has been made.

We believe in the true deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that because of Adam’s sin all mankind is in rebellion against God. For the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone, and that faith without works is dead.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved to the resurrection of life, and those who are lost to the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male and female.These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27).

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen.2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur between one man and one woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman..

We believe that any form of sexual morality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pedophilia and the use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt. 15:18-20; 1Cor. 6:9-10)

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of of Spring Hill Academy, and to provide a biblical role model the school members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Spring Hill Academy, in any capacity, or who serves as a volunteer, agree to and abide by this statement of faith on marriage, gender, and sexuality. (Matt. 5:16; Phil. 2:14-16; 1 Thess.5:22)

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, including sexual sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom. 10:9-10; 1Cor. 6: 9-11)

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Spring Hill Academy.

 

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