STATEMENT OF BELIEF

ESSENTIAL BELIEFS

The following are the essential beliefs on which Heritage School is based. They are also the key elements of Christianity that will be taught unapologetically in various ways through all grade levels. The substance of these statements constitutes the primary doctrine at Heritage School. Secondary or divisive doctrines and issues will not be presented as primary doctrine. When such issues arise, teachers will refer students to the family and their pastor for final authority.

 

We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of both the Old and New Testaments, i.e., that the very words of the original Scriptures are infallible and inerrant and that they are our final and absolute authority in every area of life and knowledge.

 

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is both undiminished deity and genuine humanity in one person forever.

 

We believe that God, the Holy Spirit, is a personal being who convicts the world of sin and who regenerates, indwells, empowers, guides, gifts, and seals believers for God.

 

We believe that man was created by a direct act of God in His image, not from previously existing life; that all men sinned in Adam (the historical father of the entire human race) and thus incurred both physical and spiritual death; and that all men have inherited a sin nature.

 

We believe that Jesus Christ died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and that through faith in Him as Lord and Savior, we are declared righteous by God.

 

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, totally apart from human merit, and that the experience of regeneration produces a new creature in Christ.

 

We believe that faith without works is dead.

 

We believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead - physically and bodily - and that He ascended in like form into heaven, where He continually ministers as our Great High Priest and Advocate.

 

We believe in the literal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to this earth.

 

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.

 

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

We believe that all believers are under the mandate of Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel to all the world.

STATEMENT OF BIBLICAL TRUTH

Heritage School stands firmly upon the historical truth, principles and moral foundations of Christianity. This includes, but is not limited to , the biblical definition of marriage, the attendant boundaries of sexuality and moral conduct, and the clear biblical teaching that gender is both sacred and established by God’s design.

 

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps 139)

 

Parents or the legal guardians, whose children are enrolled at Heritage School, are agreeing to support these and other basic biblical truths derived from the principles of Christianity and Christian beliefs. Parents understand and agree that Heritage School will teach these principles and biblical truths, unapologetically.

 

In addition, Heritage School urges parents to recognize their scriptural responsibility (Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Psalm 78:5,6, Proverbs 22:6) to provide their children with a Christian education and to understand that the primary responsibility for this task rests with the parents (Ephesians 6:4). Heritage School was founded and continues to operate upon biblical principles and the desire and commitment for Bible-believing Christian parents to enroll their children in an intentionally Christian environment. Heritage School will consider admissions for students from any family who, despite their religious background or beliefs, is willing to support Heritage School’s Statement of Belief for Christian education, student conduct requirements, and the school’s above-stated positions and who is willing to allow their children to be educated and influenced in an intentionally Christian environment. Continued enrollment at Heritage School is contingent upon this same understanding and support.

FINAL AUTHORITY FOR MATTERS OF BELIEF AND CONDUCT

The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of the faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline of Heritage School, our Board of Trustees is the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application for Heritage School.

Education is not a subject, and does not deal in subjects.  It is instead a transfer of a way of life.

G.K. Chesterton