While we welcome people of all faith and of none, this is the statement of faith by which the RHSA operates and by which our teachers are required to teach. Please understand that our curriculum will adhere to this statement.
- The Bible is the only inspired, authoritative, infallible and inerrant word of God. Its very words are God-breathed. (Ps. 33:6) It is both necessary and sufficient to teach not only about our salvation but also about the conduct of our life. (II Tim. 3:16) It is completely reliable in its assertions about history, geography, science, and other disciplines.
- There is only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. He is one Being who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, without division of His nature, essence, or being.
- Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second Person of the Trinity. (Luke 1:35) He is both fully God and fully man. (Mark 2:28) By His perfect obedience and sacrifice of Himself on the cross, He has fully satisfied the justice of His Father, and purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in heaven for believers. He was visibly and bodily resurrected from the dead. (Luke 24:5,6)
- All people are born in sin due to the effects of Adam’s rebellion. (Rom. 5:12) They are forgiven of their sins when they trust in the Lord Jesus alone for their salvation. (Rom. 10:9) Salvation is by God’s grace, through the means of human faith, apart from good works. (Eph. 2:8,9) Believers are enabled by the Holy Spirit to obey God’s commandments.
An Adobe PDF version of the Statement of Faith is also available.