Articles of Faith

The basis of Heritage Christian Academy is the Word of God. In light of this, we stand committed to the following truths and regulations:


We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Luke 3:22, Matthew 28:19

The Bible

We believe the Holy Bible was written by men who were divinely inspired and is the record of God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a Perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any measure of error, for its matter. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ.  II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21


We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in salvation through His blood, in His bodily resurrection, and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father. John 1:13, Matthew 2:23-28, Hebrews 4:14-16, II Corinthians 5:21, Luke 24:36-43, Acts 1:11


We believe that fallen man is sinful by nature and totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 3:1-24, Romans 5:12, John 3:3-5


We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works, by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-6, I Peter 1:18-19

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by those indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. John 16:7-14, Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 12:13, Galatians 5:18, Ephesians 3:16

The Second Coming

We believe God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its ultimate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord. John 5:28-29, II Corinthians 5:10, Revelations 20:11-15, John 3:16

Church and State

We believe that the church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. In providing for such freedom, no one ecclesiastical group or denomination should be favored by the state more than another. It is the duty of Christians to render loyal obedience thereto in all things not contrary to the revealed will of God. The church should not resort to civil power to carry on its work. The gospel of Christ contemplates spiritual means alone for the pursuit of its ends. The state has no right to impose taxes for the support of any form of religion. A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal, and this implies the right to free and unhindered access to God on the part of all men, and the right to form and propagate opinions in the sphere of religion without interference by the civil power. Matthew 22:21, Acts 4:19-20, Romans 13:1-7, Galatians 5:1, Philippians 3:20, I Timothy 2:1-2, James 4:12

Freedom and Responsibility

We believe that in Christian education there should be proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. Freedom in any orderly relationship of human life is always limited and never absolute. The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, be the authoritative nature of the scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists. I Corinthians 1:18-31, Philippians 4:8-9, Colossians 2:2-3, 8-10, II Timothy 3:14-17, James 3:17

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