Inspiration, Authority and Inerrancy of Scripture
We believe the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are God’s inspired word to mankind. They are free from error in the autographs, and preserved for us as God’s absolute authority for all faith and practice. They are to be believed in all they teach, including literal creation in six days, the historicity of Adam and Eve, salvation through Christ alone, the resurrection of the dead and the final judgment.
We believe the scriptures teach that the one true God eternally exists in three distinct, co-equal persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are the same in nature and essence, yet distinct in personality. Not three gods nor one person, but three persons yet one God.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is eternally begotten of the Father. He was not created, yet begotten. He is fully God in His divine nature, and fully man in His human nature. “As human as Adam before the fall, as Divine as the Father, Lord of all.” The God-man, Jesus Christ, was conceived in the Virgin Mary by a miracle of the Holy Spirit, without human father. He lived a sinless life, and laid his life down and died as the substitutionary sacrifice for our sins on the cross. He rose bodily from the dead the third day, as the Scriptures say. He ascended to heaven and will return literally and bodily, at the time appointed by God the Father, to fulfill every promise God has given unto eternity.
We believe that God made the first human beings, Adam and Eve, in sinless purity, as His image bearers and caretakers of all His earthly creation. By disobedience, Adam and Eve sinned and brought physical and spiritual death upon all mankind, and the curse of physical death and futility upon all creation. Human beings are born dead in sins and in need of the miracle of God’s saving grace through Christ’s death and the regenerating power of God’s Spirit through the gospel.
Jesus Christ is God’s only Son and man’s only Savior. All men are sinners in need of salvation. It is only by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, that sinners can be saved. Christ’s substitutionary death and bodily resurrection alone satisfy God’s just demands and frees the believer from eternal condemnation. Those who die without faith in Christ perish eternally in conscious judgment in the lake of fire, while believers in Christ will share eternity with Him in the new heavens and earth.
Statement of Hiring
As a Christian school, rooted in the Evangelical tradition, West Shore Christian Academy hires only persons who profess faith in Jesus Christ and demonstrate that faith in a manner consistent with the school’s mission and values. All employees demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, through the following: active involvement in a local Evangelical church, their personal life choices, and professional responsibilities. All employees must unreservedly affirm the West Shore Christian Academy Doctrinal Statement annually.