Statement of Faith
Children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are children of the youth. Psalm 127:3, 4
Salem County Christian Academy is an independent and non-denominational Christian school. We embrace the historic tenets of Christianity as presented in this Statement of Faith. These beliefs will be un-apologetically taught in various, age-appropriate ways through all grade levels and in all classes. Beyond these primary doctrines, we respect and acknowledge the primacy of the family and refer any secondary doctrinal questions to parents for clarification.
Our Statement of Faith is firmly planted in the Word of God. Scripture is the basis of all we do. We believe this always points us back to a firm foundation of truth.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative and inerrant Word of God (II Timothy 3:15; II Peter 1:21).
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30)
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14;Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11);His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ; and that only by God’s grace, through faith alone, are we saved (John 3:16-19, 5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8-9;Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. They that are saved will be resurrected to life eternal, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation (John 5:28-29).
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. We therefore respect and defend the worth of all human life, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, from conception through natural death.
We believe that God sovereignty, wonderfully, and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God, and that His design for marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9;I Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is able to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).
Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct at Salem County Christian Academy
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs at SCCA. 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 the purposes of Salem County Christian Academy’s faith, doctrine, administration, practice, policy, and discipline at
SCCA, our Board of Directors will be Salem County Christian Academy’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.