Statement of Faith

God:

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. 

 

Father: 

We believe that the Father is eternal, all knowing, present everywhere, and all-powerful. God is holy, righteous, and just. His love, grace, mercy, and justice were manifested in the sacrificial death of his only begotten son, giving salvation to all who believe. 

 

Son: 

We believe in the absolute deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and the absolute humanity of our Lord through his virgin birth. We believe in the sinless life of our Lord, though he was tempted at all points in his humanity. We believe that he suffered in our place and died to satisfy God’s justice; we believe in his bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and his personal return in glory and power. 

Holy Spirit: 

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Lord, who convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates the lost. He is the gift of the Father and of Christ to the church, indwelling all believers, sealing them in the body of Christ unto the day of redemption. He is the divine teacher who guides believers into all truth. He imparts his fruit and his gifts to all believers. Believers should display the fruit of the Spirit and exercise the gifts of the Spirit as found in scripture.

 

The Holy Scriptures:

We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be verbally inspired of God and to be the special revelation of God to man, inerrant and infallible in their original writing. They are the supreme and final authority for faith and practice.

Man:

We believe that man is originally created in the image of God, but the entire race of man was separated from God through the sin of one man, Adam. We believe no man can reconcile himself with God. Therefore man remains separated from God until the Holy Spirit regenerates him through faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Satan:

We believe that Satan is the author of sin. He has been defeated by the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ; he and his angels shall be punished eternally at the coming of Christ.

 

Sin:

We believe sin is every lack of conformity to the will of God or transgression of the law of God. Sin is manifest in the selfishness, rebellion, and total depravity of man’s heart, conscience and conduct before God and man.

Salvation:

We believe in the absolute necessity of salvation through the Holy Spirit because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature: and that people are justified by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved.

 

Sanctification:

Sanctification is realized in believers by recognizing their identification with Christ in his death and resurrection, and by the faith that depends daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.

 

Kingdom of God:

We believe that God is the Eternal King and that his kingdom is everlasting. God’s rule has always been, is now and forever will be; it was spoken of in the law and prophets and came to fulfillment in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are working towards the consummation of the kingdom at the end of the age, which will come about when Jesus Christ comes visibly, in glory and triumph.

Heaven and Hell:

We believe that heaven is a literal place of eternal righteousness and fellowship with God. We also believe that hell is a literal place of eternal punishment and separation from the mercies of God. We believe in the literal resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of the eternal death.

 

Unity of Believers:

We believe that there is one universal church consisting of all those possessing the same faith as Abraham. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Calvary Academy

16300 S. State Street, South Holland, IL  60473

708-333-5471

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