Statement of Faith

Revised:  May 2019
  • We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. 
  • We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 
  • We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy. 
  • We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith. 
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation. 
  • We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises. 
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him. 
  • We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself. 
  • We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. 
  • We believe that God has defined marriage as the life-long covenant between one man and one woman, and that all forms of sexual activity outside of marriage are sin.
  • We believe that God immutably creates each person to reflect His image as male or female.


STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY
  • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female.  These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.  (Gen. 1:26-27)  Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
  • 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 only between a man and a woman who are married to each other.  (1Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and 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 Evangelical Christian Academy as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to all students and parents of the ECA community, it is imperative that all person employed by ECA in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement of Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality.  (Matt. 5:16; Phil. 2:14-16; 1Thess. 5:22)
  • We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their 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 Evangelical Christian Academy.