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Christian Beliefs

Providence Classical Academy operates and teaches from the foundational theological commitments of the historic, orthodox Christian faith. Parents of PCA students must affirm without reservation both the Apostles Creed and PCA’s “Statement on Marriage, Family and Sexuality.” Faculty and Board Members must also affirm PCA’s “Statement of Faith.” 

 
Apostle’s Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of a virgin, Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hades, and on the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From Heaven He shall come to earth again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, one holy catholic church, the communion of all true saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the gift of everlasting life.

 

Statement of Faith
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. By His own pleasure, God created, sustains, and rules all things. All creation exists for and attests to His glory.

  • We believe that God has revealed himself and his truth in both nature and in Scripture, which mutually interpret one another. We believe the Bible alone to be the word of God, the ultimate and infallible authority for faith and practice.

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe that all human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful humans, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

  • We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone in Christ alone, and that faith without works is dead.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and in the primacy of the local church as the place where believers should live out this unity.

  • We believe that God created us male and female in His image; that gender identity may not be detached from the biological sex of the human body; that marriage or matrimony is a covenantal, procreative union of one man and one woman; and that God intends for children to be raised and nurtured in an environment that honors these distinctions. We believe that sexual union is to be exclusive to covenantal, heterosexual marriage.

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved to the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.

 

Statement on Marriage, Family and Sexuality

Purpose:

The School’s mission is to train our students to live and think according to a biblical, Christ–centered worldview. We accomplish this by partnering with parents to provide a rigorous, classical education that instills a lifelong love of learning.

 

We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. Our School unites with the family to form a collaborative culture in which our studies, relationships, and activities all revolve around the Lord Jesus Christ.

The best education is anchored in an environment that recognizes all truth as God’s truth. Education is never neutral. The curriculum we choose, and the instructional methods we utilize reflect our values and assumptions about truth and knowledge. At the School, the starting and ending point for all studies is the Word of God. Christ is the One in whom all the “treasures of wisdom and knowledge” are hidden. Therefore, we strive to be Christ-centered in everything we do.

 

For these reasons, it is important that the School and its families be unified in certain fundamental elements of Christian faith and practice, including a biblical view of marriage and family.

 

Based on Holy Scripture and the constant moral teaching of the universal Christian Church, the School affirms the following:

 

  • Marriage — The Bible teaches that God created and ordered marriage as the permanent, exclusive, comprehensive, and conjugal “one flesh” union of one man and one woman, intrinsically ordered to procreation and biological family, and in furtherance of the moral, spiritual, and public good of binding father, mother, and child. (Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:4-9; Mark 10:5-9; Ephesians 5:31-33)

  • Sexual Immorality — The Bible teaches that sexual acts outside marriage are prohibited as sinful. Consequently, Christians must resist and refrain from any and all sexual acts outside marriage. (Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:7-23; Leviticus 20:10-21; Deuteronomy 5:18; Matthew 15:19; Matthew 5:27-28; Romans 1:26-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-13; I Corinthians 7:1-9; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 4:17-19; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:4)

 

  • Sexual Identity — The Bible teaches that God created mankind in His image: male (man) and female (woman), sexually different but with equal personal dignity. Consequently, Christians must affirm their biological sex and refrain from attempts to physically change, alter, or disagree with their biological sex. (Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 1:26-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
     

  • Sexual Orientation — The Bible teaches that God created and ordered human sexuality to the permanent, exclusive, comprehensive, and conjugal “one flesh” union of man and woman, intrinsically ordered to procreation and biological family, and in furtherance of the moral, spiritual, and public good of binding father, mother, and child. Consequently, Christians must affirm the sexual complementarity of man and woman and resist same-sex sexual attractions and refrain from same-sex sexual acts or conduct, which are inconsistent with Biblical teaching. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:5-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 5:25-33)
     

  • Celibacy — The Bible teaches two life-enhancing options for human sexual behavior: (1) the conjugal “one flesh” marital union of one man and one woman, and (2) celibacy. Either is a gift from God, given as He wills for His glory and the good of those who receive and rejoice in His gift to them. Celibacy and faithful singleness is to be celebrated and affirmed. (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:18-24; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:5-8; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; Matthew 19:12; 1 Timothy 5:1-2)

 

  • Sexual Redemption — The Bible teaches that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and should seek redemption through confession, repentance, baptism, and faith in Jesus Christ. Consequently, Christians must welcome and treat with respect, compassion, and sensitivity all who confess sexually immoral acts or attractions but are committed to resisting sexual temptation, refraining from sexual immorality, and conforming their behavior more and more to the image of Christ.  (Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 3:23-24; Ephesians 2:1-10; I Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 2:17-18; Hebrews 4:14-16)