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Our Statement of Faith
Without a good foundation, a building may collapse under its own weight when the earth tremors. Like a ship without a rudder, an organization can lose its way and be wrecked in the turbulent seas of secular society. And even a Christian school, without firmly held beliefs, can be pulled downward into compromise with the principalities and world powers that seek to silence our message and neutralize our effectiveness for Christ.
At Providence Christian Academy, we believe our primary responsibility is to assist Christian families to train up their children to know and apply the spiritual principles that God has given in His Word, the Bible. The information below outlineis our PCA Statement of Belief, the theological basis of our philosophy and practices. You may also CLICK HERE to download a printed, pdf version of our PCA Statement of Belief. from our School Forms page.
Prerequisite for Admission
As a prerequisite for student admission, PCA requires that at least one parent agree with the five articles below, and that parent must express a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition, we expect families seeking enrollment at PCA to be regular in worship at a local church that upholds the evangelical tradition expressed in the twelve doctrinal statements listed below.
Core Beliefs Held by Providence Christian Academy
So here are the core beliefs of our leaders and the principles upon which Providence Christian Academy is founded. May the Lord grant us faithfulness to these principles, and may He close our doors should we or future leaders ever compromise these beliefs.
- The Doctrine of the Scriptures
- The Doctrine of God
- The Doctrine of Jesus
- The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
- The Doctrine of Salvation
1. THE DOCTRINE OF THE SCRIPTURES
We believe that God has given mankind His Holy, inspired, eternal Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to instruct us in the truths we need for salvation, sanctification, and eternal life. We believe that Scripture is the final authority in all matters pertaining to life and Godliness, and is profitable for teaching, conviction, correction, and a continued walk in righteousness.
2. THE DOCTRINE OF GOD
We believe in one God with three eternal distinctions: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are separate in personalities but of the same nature, specifically:
God is Spirit and has always existed and will always exist (eternal),
God is all knowing (omniscient),
God is all powerful (omnipotent),
God is everywhere present (omnipresent),
God is unchanging (immutable), and
God is Holy: perfect, sinless, on always and only on the side of good.
3. THE DOCTRINE OF JESUS
We believe that Jesus Christ is God, that He is eternal, and that about 2,000 years ago He came to earth in the form of man. At that time, He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life as recorded in the Scriptures.
We believe that His primary purpose for coming to earth as the God-man was to become our sacrificial lamb, paying the penalty for our sins so that we might have the hope of eternal life.
After His death, Jesus was buried and rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and after forty days of meeting with His followers following His resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven, where He is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, where He acts as our High Priest.
4. THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God and indwells every believer. The Holy Spirit is responsible for convicting us of our sinfulness, God’s righteousness (holiness, sinless perfection), and the coming day of judgment. To those who turn to God in belief for salvation, the Holy Spirit regenerates and sanctifies the believer from spiritual death to new life in Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit’s work in the lives of Christians includes:
Filling us with His presence and His attributes.
Interceding for us with the Holy God.
Sealing unto the day of our redemption.
Quickening us (motivating us to the good works we are called to do).
Guiding us in the many choices and decisions we face in life.
Bestowing upon us spiritual gifts by which we may serve Christ and His Church.
We believe that, by our sinful thoughts, words, and actions, the Holy Spirit can be quenched, grieved, lied to, resisted, and blasphemed.
5. THE DOCTRINE OF SALVATION
We believe that salvation is of God on the merit of the victorious death and shed blood of Christ Jesus. We believe that salvation is a free gift for all man, which excludes any possible merit on the basis of works. No person can ever live a life of sinless perfection necessary to enter into the presence and kingdom of a holy, sinless God.
We believe that the two inseparable doctrines in salvation are faith in God and repentance (turning back) sin. We also believe in the eternal security of the believer, once saved, always saved, and that salvation cannot be lost.