Statement of FAITH
Our STATEMENT OF FAITH includes an affirmation that:
The Bible, verbally and plenarily inspired, is God's infallible Word, authoritative for all faith and practice. Because of its reliability and for the purpose of continuity, the King James Version of the Bible will be used exclusively in Ocean County Christian Academy.
There is one God, personal, infinite, perfect and eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is true God, true man, was born of the virgin mary, lived a sinless life, provided substitutionary atonement for lost man, and rose bodily from the grave.
The Holy Spirit is a Divine person and works in the conviction of men and in the regeneration, sanctification, and preservation of the believer.
God directly created the universe from no preexisting substance. We reject both naturalistic and theistic evolution.
Satan is a fallen, created personality, opposed to all that is holy; and is destined for eternal punishment.
Man was made in God's own image and fell into sin in Adam. Man is now a sinner both by nature and by choice, and can be restored to God's favor only by God's provision in Christ as applied by the Holy Spirit.
God's provision in Christ is the only ground for man's justification, which includes both pardon from sin and the gift of eternal life.
Salvation comes to men only by the grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any human merit.
Baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper are the only ordinances of the Church.
Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, every local church has the right under Christ to govern itself.
Every believer is eternally secure, being "kept by the power of God."
All persons will experience resurrection, believers to a state of eternal bliss, and unbelievers to eternal punishment.
The return of Christ includes both the rapture of the church and His return to Glory. The first is for His Church, which is personal, premillennial, pretribulational, and may occur at any moment. The second is His return to earth to establish His righteous reign over the earth.
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