Statement of Faith

The following is the foundation of beliefs upon which Heritage Academy exists.  These beliefs will be unapologetically taught in various ways through all grade levels, and will be considered primary doctrines of Heritage Academy.   In the chance that any types of other secondary or divisive doctrines arise, they will be referred back to the family for final authority.  The administration and staff of Heritage Academy must subscribe to the above Statement of Faith as evidenced by their signing a statement of agreement annually. Parents must sign a statement every year stating that they have read the statement of faith and understand that this is the teaching of Heritage Academy.

 

  1. We believe that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and the final authority in matters of faith and life. We believe that the Bible derives its authority from God its author and not from the opinions of men. 

  2. We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe that the God we serve is the creator and sustainer of all things, and the source of all truth. He is all powerful, all knowing, holy, righteous, just, good, loving, and full of mercy. 

  3. We believe that the Father is begotten of none. He is the eternal Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Author of salvation, the Father of all who are begotten into newness of life through faith in Christ. 

  4. We believe in the true deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal son of God. We believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection from the dead, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and mankind and that salvation comes only through Him, by grace alone, through faith alone. 

  5. We believe that, because of Adam’s sin, all mankind is in rebellion against God. For the salvation of such lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit, through the blood of Jesus Christ, is absolutely necessary.  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who gives Christians the daily strength and wisdom they need to walk according to His will and to grow in holiness. 

  6. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, and that good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the necessary fruits and evidence of a true and lively faith. 

  7. 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 destruction.

  8. We believe God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as biologically male or biologically female. These two distinct, complementary genders, together reflect the image and nature of God.

  9. We believe all human life is sacred and created by God in His image.  Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions from conception through natural death. 

  10. We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.)