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Nampa Christian Schools Statement of Faith

  1. We believe in the HOLY SCRIPTURES: accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the ONLY Word of God, verbally inspired in all parts and, therefore, wholly without error as originally given of God, altogether sufficient as our infallible rule of faith and practice (Matt. 5:18; John 10:35; John 17:17; II Tim. 3:16).
  2. We believe in THE ONE TRIUNE GOD: who is personal, spirit, and sovereign (Mark 12:29; John 4:24; John 14:9; Psa. 135:6); perfect, infinite, and eternal in His being, holiness, love, wisdom, and power (Psa. 18:30; Psa. 147:5; Deut. 33:27); absolutely separate and above the world as its Creator, yet everywhere present in the world as the Upholder of all things (Gen. 1:1; Psa. 104); self-existent and self-revealing in the three distinct persons -- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (John 5:26; Matt. 28:19; II Cor 13:14).
  3. We believe in THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: who is the second person of the Triune God, the eternal Word and only begotten Son, our great God and Saviour (John 1:1; Tit. 2:13; Rom. 9:5); that without any essential change in His divine person (Heb. 13:8), He became man by the miracle of Virgin Birth (John 1:14; Matt. 1:23), thus to continue forever as both true God, and true man, one person with two natures (Col. 2:9; Rev. 22:16); that as man He was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin, (Heb. 4:15; John 8:46); that as the perfect Lamb of God He gave Himself in death upon the Cross, bearing there the sin of the world, and suffering its full penalty of divine wrath in our stead (Isa. 53:5-6; Matt. 20:28; Gal. 3:13; John 1:29); that He arose again from the dead and was glorified in the same body in which He suffered and died (Luke 24:36-43; John 20:25-28); that as our great High Priest He ascended into heaven, there to appear before the face of God as our Advocate and Intercessor (Heb. 4:14; Heb. 9:24; I John 2:1).
  4. We believe in THE HOLY SPIRIT: who is the third person of the Triune God (Matt. 28:19; Acts 5:3-4), the divine agent in nature, revelation and redemption (Gen. 1:2; Psa. 104; 30; I Cor. 2:10; II Cor. 3:18), that He convicts the world of sin (John 16:8-11), regenerates those who believe (John 3:5), and indwells, baptizes, seals, empowers, guides, teaches, and sanctifies all who become children of God through Christ (I Cor. 6:19; 12:13; Eph. 4:30; 3:16; Rom. 8:14; John 14:26; I Cor. 6:11).
  5. We believe in THE CREATION AND FALL OF MAN: that he was the direct creation of God, spirit and soul and body, not in any sense the product of an animal ancestry, but made in the divine image (Gen. 1:26-28; 2:7; 18-24; Matt. 19:4; I Thess. 5:23); that by personal disobedience to the revealed will of God man became a sinful creature and the progenitor of a fallen race (Gen. 3:1-24; 5:3), who are universally sinful in both nature and practice (Eph. 2:3; Rom. 3:23; 5:12), alienated from the life and family of God (Eph. 4:18; John 8:42-44), under the righteous judgment and wrath of God (Rom. 2:5, 1:18), and have within themselves no possible means of recovery or salvation (Mark 7:21-23; Matt. 19:26; Rom. 7:18).
  6. We believe in SALVATION BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH: that salvation is the free gift of God (Rom. 3:24; 6:23), neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any virtue or work of man (Tit. 3:5; Rom. 4:4), but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:16; 6:28-29; Acts 16:30-31; Eph. 2:8-9), in whom all true believers have as a present possession the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, deliverance and security from all condemnation, every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness, and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish (I John 5:13; Rom. 3:22; Gal. 3:26; John 5:24; Eph. 1:3; II Pet. 1:3; John 10:27-30); that this salvation includes the whole man, spirit and soul and body (I Thess. 5:23-24); and that apart from Christ there is no possible salvation (John 14:6’ Acts 4:12).
  7. We believe in RIGHTEOUS LIVING AND GOOD WORK: not in any sense as the procuring cause of salvation, but as its proper evidence and fruit (I John 3:9-11; 4:19; 5:4; Eph. 2:8-10; Tit. 2:15; Matt. 7:16-18; I Cor. 15:10); and therefore as Christians we should keep the word of our Lord (John 14:23), seek the things which are above (Col. 3:10), walk as He walked (I John 2:6), be careful to maintain good works (Tit. 3:8), and especially accept as our solemn responsibility the duty and privilege of hearing the Gospel to the last word in order that we may bear much fruit (Acts 1:8; II Cor. 5:19; John 15:16); remembering that a victorious and fruitful Christian life is possible only for those who have learned they are not under law but under grace (Rom. 6:14), and who in gratitude for the infinite and undeserved mercies of God have presented themselves wholly to Him for His service (Rom. 12:1-2).
  8. We believe in THE EXISTENCE OF SATAN: who originally was created a holy and perfect being, but through pride and unlawful ambition rebelled against God (Ezek. 28:13-17; Isa. 14:13-14); thus becoming utterly depraved in character (Matt. 4:1-11; Rev. 12:10), leader of all other evil angels and spirits (Matt. 24:41), the deceiver and god of this present word (Rev. 12:9; II Cor. 4:4); that his powers are supernaturally great, but strictly limited by the permissive will of God who overrules all his wicked devices for good (Job 1:1-22; Luke 22:31-32); that he was defeated and judged at the Cross, and therefore his final doom is certain (John 12:31-32: 16:11; Rev. 20:10); that we are able to resist and overcome him, but only in the armor of God and by the blood of the Lamb (Eph. 1:12-18; Rev. 12:11).
  9. We believe in THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST: that His return from heaven will be personal, visible, and glorious – the Blessed Hope for which we should constantly watch and pray, the time of it being unrevealed but always imminent (Acts 1:11; Rev. 1:7; Mark 13:33-37; Tit. 2:11-13; Rev. 22:20); that when He comes He will first by resurrection and translation remove from the earth His waiting church (I Thess. 4:16-18), then pour out the righteous judgments of God upon the unbelieving world. (Rev. 6:1-18; 24), Afterward descend with His church and establish His glorious and literal kingdom over all nations for a thousand years (Rev. 19:1-20; 6; Matt. 13: 41-43), at the close of which He will raise and judge the unsaved dead (Rev. NAMPA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS HANDBOOK, JANUARY 2007 320:11-15), and finally, as the Son of David, deliver up His Messianic Kingdom to God the Father (I Cor. 15:24-28), in order that as the Eternal Son He may reign forever with the Father in the new heaven and new earth (Luke 1:32-33; Rev. 21 1-22; 6).
  10. We believe in FUTURE LIFE, BODILY RESURRECTION, AND ETERNAL JUDGMENT: that the spirits of the saved at death go immediately to be with Christ in heaven (Phil. 1:21-23; II Cor. 5:8), where they abide in joyful fellowship with Him until His second coming, when their bodies shall be raised from the grave and changed into the likeness of His own glorious body (I Thess. 4:16; Phil. 3:20-21; I Cor. 15:35-38; I John 3:2), at which time their works shall be brought before the Judgment Seat of Christ for the determination of rewards, a judgment which may issue in the loss of rewards, but not the loss of the soul, (I Cor. 3:11-15); that the spirits of the unsaved at death descend immediately into Hades, where they are kept under punishment until the final day of judgment (Luke 16: 19-31; (II Pet. 2:9 ARV), at which time their bodies shall be raised from the grave, they shall be judged according to their works, and cast into the place of final and everlasting punishment (Rev. 20:11-15; 21:8; Mark 9:43-48; Jude 13).
  11. We believe in THE ONE TRUE CHURCH: the Body and Bride of the Lord Jesus (Eph. 4:4; 5:25-32), which He began to build on the day of Pentecost (Matt. 16:18; Acts 2:47), and will complete at His second coming (I Thess. 4:16-17), into which all true believers of the present age are baptized immediately by the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 12:12), that all the members of this one spiritual Body should assemble themselves together in local churches for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, united testimony, and the observance of the ordinances of our Lord (Heb. 10:25; Acts 2:41-47; Matt. 28:19-20; I Cor. 11:23-26).
  12. We believe in SEPARATION FROM THE WORLD: that since our Christian citizenship is in heaven, we should walk in separation from this present world, having no fellowship with its evil ways (Phil. 3:20 ARV; II Cor. 6:14-18; Rom. 12:2; Eph. 5:11), abstaining from all worldly amusements and unclean habits which defile mind and body (Luke 8:14; I Thess. 5:22; I Tim. 5:6; I Pet. 2:11; Eph. 5:3-11, 18; I Cor. 6:19-20; Col. 3:17), from the use worldly courts for the settlement of disputes between Christians (I Cor. 6:1-9), and from taking personal vengeance in carnal strife (Rom. 12:18-21; II Cor 10:3-5).
  13. We believe in educating young people according to the FOREGOING PRINCIPLES AND TEACHINGS in a manner which shall at all times be non-denominational, and in all events to avoid foolish controversies, contentions and strivings (Titus 3:9).
  14. We believe that GOD DESIGNED MARRIAGE to be the life-long union of one man and one woman, and only within the context of such a marriage does sexual intimacy have God’s blessing.  (Gen. 2:20-24; Mark 10:2-9; Hebrews 13:4).
  15. 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.