We believe that whatever the Bible says is true—which means that we believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of both the Old and New Testaments in the original autographs. We believe that the Bible is infallible and authoritative and is our only rule for faith and practice.
We believe in the unity of the Godhead existing eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct and harmonious offices in the purposes of time and eternity.
We believe that Satan (Lucifer) is a created being and served in Heaven as a powerful angel, but through pride and ambition to be as God, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the deadly prince of the power of the air and the god of this world.
We believe that Adam and Eve in yielding to the temptation of Satan became fallen creatures. We believe that because of this sin, all men are born with a sinful nature.
We believe in the incarnation, the virgin birth, and the deity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; His vicarious and substitutionary atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the cross; the resurrection of His body from the tomb; His ascension to heaven to be our Advocate; and His power to save men from sin.
Because all men are sinners, and therefore, dead in trespasses and sin, we believe in the necessity of the New Birth, and that this new birth is through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in the atoning blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We believe that a person must demonstrate “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21) in order to be saved.
We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery in a literal hell until the final judgment of the Great White throne at the close of the Millennium, when their immortal soul and body shall be cast into the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to be punished with everlasting destruction.
We believe in the premillennial return of Christ to rapture His church, and then, following the Great Tribulation on earth, His return to earth in power and glory to rule and reign for a thousand years.
We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between one man and one woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality including homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance (Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5, 13; Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; I Cor. 5:1, 6:9; I Tim. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4)
We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; I Cor. 7:10; Eph. 5:22-23).
We believe that God created the human race male and female and that all conduct with the intent to adopt a gender other than one’s birth gender is immoral and therefore sin (Genesis 1:27; Deut. 22:5). 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.
Based on this statement of faith, Santa Rosa Christian School seeks to operate within the realm of God-given Biblical principles.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The creed of Grace Bible Church which is at the head of SRCS