It is the philosophy of WCA that the Bible is the authoritative Word of God and should be taught in the home, school and church. The foundations of education are laid at home, and the school serves to extend these foundations.
The following doctrines are considered essentials of the historic Christian faith (succinctly codified in The Apostle’s Creed – see below). The non-essentials (secondary doctrine) are left to the discretion of the individual student, family, and local church. The following doctrinal statement represents the foundation of beliefs upon which WCA has been established.
1. We believe in one God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, who exists as three distinct persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Triune God has created man in His own image and has called him to manifest and reflect holiness through obedience to His commandments (Deut. 6:4; Gen. 1:26; Matt. 3:16-17; Eph. 1:4).
2. We believe the Bible alone and in its entirety is the Word of God. Both the Old Testament and New Testament is the supreme authority for doctrine and practice (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
3. We believe that man is in a state of sin because of the historical fall of Adam and is now in need of a savior (Matt. 1:21; Rom. 5:12, Eph. 2:1-5).
4. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Jesus Christ is God incarnate. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. It is Christ alone who provides substitutionary atonement for fallen mankind. It is through His death and resurrection that salvation is made possible (Matt. 1:23; John 14:6; Acts 4:12).
5. We believe that salvation is by grace alone and through faith alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
6. We believe in the regenerating, indwelling work of The Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13).
7. We believe in the church that exists universally and functions locally. The church has been entrusted with the two new covenant sacraments of baptism and communion (Matt. 16:18; Col. 1:15).
8. We believe in the future return of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thess. 4:16-18)
9. We believe in the physical resurrection of the body, some to eternal life in heaven and some to eternal damnation in hell (1 Cor. 15; Rev. 20:11-15). It is a mandatory policy for all board members, and faculty/staff to subscribe to the above doctrinal policy in writing.
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