STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

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We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being.

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.

God originally created Man in His own image, and free from sin; but, through the temptation of Satan, he transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original holiness and righteousness; whereby his nature was corrupted and wholly opposed to God and His law, are under condemnation, and as soon as they are capable of moral action, become actual transgressors.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. Justification before God is only possible through faith, by grace, in the finished work of Christ on the Cross.  Regeneration of the heart occurs after repentance and the forgiveness of sins, through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit.

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 resurrection of both the saved and the lost.  They that are saved will be resurrected to life, and they that are lost to damnation.

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

We believe that God immutably creates each person to reflect His image as male or female.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex is sinful and offensive to God.  We do not consider homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism as acceptable alternative lifestyles or sexual “preferences.”  They are incompatible with the divine design for sexuality and the marriage covenant, as well as unhealthy and destructive to individual persons, families, and society.

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single exclusive and lifelong union.

We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other.  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.  Compassion compels us to support the healing of those who wish to change their destructive behavior.

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity.  Accordingly, hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated.

JCS
Juniata Christian School
289 Leonard Hill Road
McAlisterville, PA 17049
jmsoffice@tiu11.org
(717)463-2898
"In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." - Colossians 2:3
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