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Statement of Faith

The following Statement of Faith adopted by the Buffalo Christian Academy (BCA) is limited to primary Christian doctrine considered central to followers of Jesus Christ. We are unashamedly and unwavering in these core beliefs of Christian faith and doctrine.

 

Buffalo Christian Academy is comprised of families from various Bible-believing churches. While there may be varying points of view on non-essential doctrinal issues, BCA is firmly united in the essentials, such as love for God, and boldly living out the Christian faith's non-compromising fundamental and essential tenets. "In essentials, unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity." (Romans 12: 1-2; James 1:22)

 

Buffalo Christian Academy strives to teach students to test what they hear against the Bible to determine if these things are true. (Acts 17:10-15) BCA further recognizes the home as the primary classroom for Christian education.

Statement of Faith

God

We believe there is but one living and true God. (Deuteronomy 6:4) We believe God is perfect in all his attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 29:19) We believe we are called to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. (Deuteronomy 6:5,6; Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:30,31; Luke 10:27)

Jesus

We believe in the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his visible return in power and glory. (Colossians 1:13-20)

Holy Spirit

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Through indwelling and filling of the Holy Spirit, Christian are empowered to live Godly lives. (Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:16)

Humanity and Sin

We believe God created humankind in his image and likeness, free of sin. (Genesis 2:7, 15-25) Humans sinned and fell short of God's glory and standard. (Romans 3:23) It is only through God's grace and the death and resurrection of his divine son, Jesus Christ, that we are saved. (Matthew 9:2-6; John 14:6;

Romans 3:21-26)

Salvation

We believe salvation is entirely of God, offered by God’s grace alone through faith alone, through Christ alone, not by works so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5) We believe faith without action is dead. (James 2:17))

The Bible

We believe the Bible is God's written revelation to mankind; therefore, the 66 books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute God's plenary (inspired equally in all parts) Word. The Bible is inerrant, infallible, authoritative, and sufficient for life.

(2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; Peter 1:20,21)

The Church

We believe in the Church, the Body of Christ. (Acts 2:1-21) We believe the Church is a unique organic structure designed by Christ, made up of born-again believers. (Ephesians 2:11-3:6) These believers are the ecclesia, meaning the called-out ones, to share the Gospel (the Good News) of Jesus Christ.

(Matthew 28:19,20)

Unity

We believe in the vital importance of the Body of Christ, the Church – both local and universal – being one and united, ministering to impact the world with the love of Christ. (John 17:20-23) All believers and Christian denominations are to strive for and pursue peace and unity (Psalm 34:14) while loving and respecting one another. (John 13:34; I John 4:11)

The Sanctity of Life

We believe all human life is sacred and created by God in his image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Exodus 1:15-17; Psalm 139;

Luke 15:1-7)

Equality

We believe God made all people from the family of Adam and Eve. We believe God created every person equally in his image. As Divine image bearers, all people have inestimable value and dignity before God and deserve honor, respect, and protection. (Genesis 1:26,27) Though different nationalities or ethnicities can often distinguish people, they are equal before God in creation and redemption. (Acts 10:34; Galatians 3:28)

Sexuality

We believe the Bible teaches God wonderfully and immutably creates each person in His image. (Genesis 1:27) He made males and females as distinct, complementary genders that together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 5:1,2) Rejection of one's biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

The term "marriage" has only one meaning: uniting one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union as defined in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25)

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