Phoenix Christian School Prek-8 declares this statement of faith based on the foundation of God’s infallible Word–the scriptures of the Old and New Testament–as explicated in the ecumenical creeds and the confessions of the reformed tradition. It is because of these great Truths; we are enabled to serve to God’s glory.
GOD: There is one infinite and holy, loving and personal God who speaks to us in Scripture and reveals himself to us in His acts of creation, salvation, and renewal, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As finite human beings created in God’s image, we declare that it is our purpose, our privilege, and our joy to worship, honor, serve and obey Him.
CREATION: The world, which is our home, belongs to God. He created it and faithfully sustains it by His providence. Creation is the theater of God’s glory, displaying his power and majesty. He calls us to discover creation’s resources, to receive them with thanksgiving, delight in them as His gift, and to use them wisely as stewards and caretakers responsible to God and to our neighbor.
SIN: Our ability to carry out our human calling to God, serve our neighbor, and care for the creation is marred by the corrosive effects of sin which touch every part of life. When our first parents listened to Satan’s lie, questioned God’s Word and rebelled against him, they brought His judgment upon themselves, their posterity and the creation. Brokenness, disease, hate, arrogance, alienation, abuse of creation, and ultimately death, are the inevitable fruit of sin in our world.
COVENANT: God has not rejected or abandoned His world but turned to it in love. He gave the rainbow to Noah as a pledge of His promise to care for all creatures. He covenanted with Abraham, promising to be a faithful God to him and his children, and through them to bless all nations. Through His servant Moses, God disclosed His law for the human community, promising rich blessings as the fruit of obedience. God always keeps his promises. We acknowledge with gratitude and joy that He is our God, we are His people, and this is His world.
REDEMPTION: As He promised, God, in love, sent Jesus Christ into the world to save it from sin and its consequences. The atoning death of the Son of God on the cross is the only payment for the debt of human sin and His resurrection is the only liberation from the powers of evil and death. The victorious Lord sends the Holy Spirit to create faith, cleanse and renew hearts, and build a community of love and holiness. It is this community’s mission to proclaim and live this good news and to disciple the nations.
KINGDOM OF GOD: Jesus Christ is King and Lord of Lords. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and He reigns over all things for our good. To be a good citizen of this kingdom is a privilege, a joy and a responsibility. Led by His Spirit, cultivating the fruit of love, joy and peace, we place our every thought, word, and deed in the service of Christ’s present and coming reign. We live daily in the confident hope of His triumphant return.
MARRIAGE: We believe that God designed marriage to be the life-long uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other, and that the Bible speaks against sexual intimacy outside of, or apart from, marriage between a man and a woman. We believe any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, incest and the use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God.
CREATED IN HIS IMAGE: We believe that God creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, yet complementary genders reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is rejection of the image of God within that person.
SANCTITY OF LIFE: We believe that 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 other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.