Statement of Faith
The Statement of Faith adopted by the Board of Directors of the Veritas Classical Christian School is limited to primary Christian doctrine, which is considered central to all Christian denominations and which sets Christianity apart from other faiths. VCCS is based on traditional Christian and Orthodox beliefs and, therefore, believes it is best for all concerned that employment and admission be open only to those who adhere to traditional Christian and Orthodox beliefs. For our purposes a Christian confesses with his mouth and believes in his heart that Jesus is LORD; He died for his/her sins, and that God raised Jesus from the dead. The Head of School shall operate a school that will closely adhere to the following Statements of Faith.
We believe the Bible alone to be the word of God, the ultimate and infallible authority for faith and practice, the authoritative and final standard for belief and conduct.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is omnipotent—He can do all things. God is omnipresent—He is present to all creation and has under His immediate authority all things which are in Heaven, in the earth, and under the earth. God is omniscient knows all—He knows all things. He readily exercises His power which is present everywhere, and to Him there is nothing that is impossible or unknown—He knows what has been from eternity, what now takes place everywhere, and what will be to all eternity.
We believe that God immutably creates each person to reflect his image as male and female and that God looked at everything he had made, and He found it was very good (Genesis 1:1, 31, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 10:30). We believe that marriage was instituted by God is the life-long covenant between one man and one woman, and that all forms of sexual activity outside marriage are sin (Mark 10:6-9).
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 (Matthew 1:18, John 1:29, Acts 2:22, Romans 3:24-25, Romans 8:34, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Ephesians 1:20, 1 Peter 1:3, 1 Peter 1:19-20, Revelation 1:5-7).
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary (John 3:3-8).
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone and not by works, that no one may boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).
We believe that faith without works is dead (James 2:17).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12), by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Galatians 5:16).
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 and separation from God (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 2 Thessalonians 1:9).
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:20-23).
We believe that God created mankind in His image and that human life begins at fertilization. From the moment of fertilization until natural death, every human life is sacred because every human life has been created by God, in His image and likeness.
We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end. And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. Amen.