MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ASSOCIATION

                      OF  CHATTANOOGA

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

Put God First

Teacher's Statement of Faith

A Christian statement of faith is a statement that outlines a person's particular beliefs regarding Jesus Christ, the veracity of the Bible, and other doctrines and issues within Christian theology. Our teachers are required in good faith to agree with each of the following statements below:


1. THE WORD OF GOD: We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, plenary and verbally inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21)


2. THE TRINITY: We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption. (John 4:26, 8:51-58, 9:35-38; Ephesians 4:6; Hebrews 1:8, Acts 5:3,4, I John 5:7, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:21,22, II Corinthians 13:14)


3. GOD THE FATHER: We believe in God the Father, an infinite, sovereign, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (Exodus 20:2,3; I Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4:11)


4. JESUS CHRIST: We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people as our High Priest and personal visible return to earth. (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; John 1:14, 3:16, 20:27; Hebrews 1:8, 2:14, 17; Ephesians 2:8; Acts 15:11, 1:9-11; Romans 3:24,25; Matthew 18:11, 28:6, 7; Phillipians 2:7,8; I John 4:10; I Corinthians 15:3; Revelation 3:21; I Timothy 2:5)


5. THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He bears witness to the truth of the gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the new birth; that He seals, endues, indwells, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer. (John 14:16,17,26, 16:8-11, 1:33; Matthew 28:19; Hebrews 9:14, 2:4; Luke 1:35, 24:49; Genesis 1:1-3; Acts 5:30-32, 11:16; Ephesians 1:13, 14; Mark 1:8; Romans 8:14, 8:16,26,27, 15:19; I Corinthians 13:8)


6. REGENERATION: We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as personal Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (II Peter 1:4, John 3, 17:21, 1:13; Ephesians 1:1-12; Romans 3)


7. WE THE CHURCH: We believe in the unity of all true believers and that all believers, both Jews and Gentiles, are united by the baptism of the Holy Spirit at the time of Salvation. We believe our true mission is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true believers to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the futherance of the gospel. (Ephesians 3:1-6, 1:22, 23, 4:11, 5:23, 24; I Corinthians 12:12; Acts 20:17-28, 15:13-18; I Timothy 3:1-7; Colossians 1:18)

                                                                                              


                                                                   AGREEMENT

I, ____________________________, have read and completely understand and fully agree with the above Statement of Faith. Furthermore, I am a willing participant in the signature of this document.



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