Pioneer Valley Christian Academy

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe the whole Bible to be inspired by God, meaning that holy men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of Scripture. The whole Bible in the original manuscripts is without error in all genres of Scripture – historical, poetical, doctrinal, and prophetical; this is the only authoritative Word of God given for our practical instruction for living (Mark 12:26, 36; 13:11; Luke 24:27, 44; Acts 1:16; 26:22-23; 28:23; I Corinthians 2:13; 10:11; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21).

  1. We believe in one Triune God, eternally existent in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three persons are one God, possessing the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and deserving of the same worship (Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3; I John 5:4-6; Revelation 1:4-6).

  1. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin, received a human body and a sinless human nature resulting in His sinless human life. As a perfect man, sinless throughout His life, He was absolute deity, fully God and fully man at the same time.  He was able to function both in His humanity and deity in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His future, personal, and physical return in power and glory (Luke 2:40; 24:51; John 1:29; 3:16; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:3; Philippians 2:5-11; I Peter 2:21-24).

  1. We believe that man was created in the image of God, male and female with equal personal dignity, but that through sin, he brought upon himself and posterity not only physical death, but also spiritual death; that all human beings by physical birth possess a sinful nature and are therefore actual sinners in thought, word, and deed; and that man, as such, is condemned to hell and utterly unable to remedy his lost condition by himself or by ecclesiastical rite (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:9-19; 5:12; 7:5; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1-10; James 1:15).

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>We believe that God wonderfully and immutably created mankind in His image, each person as male (man) or female (woman), sexually different but equal in personal dignity. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.  Consequently, individuals must affirm their biological sex and refrain from any and all attempts to physically change, alter, or disagree with their created predominant biological sex – including but not limited to elective sex-reassignment, transvestite, transgender, or non-binary “genderqueer” acts or conduct.  Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person (Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 139:13-16; Romans 1:26-32; I Corinthians 6:9-11).

  1. We believe that the word “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single exclusive, permanent, comprehensive, and conjugal “one flesh” union, as defined in Scripture for the purpose of procreation and the establishment of a biological family and in furtherance of the moral, spiritual, and public good of binding together father, mother, and child. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (Genesis 2:18-25; I Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4).

  1. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman; therefore, any form of sexual immorality including but not limited to co-habitation, adultery, fornication, incest, zoophilia, prostitution, voyeurism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, sodomy, polygamy, polyamory, sologamy, same-sex sexual acts, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites, sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law, or any other violation of the unique roles of male and female are (is) sinful and offensive to God and must not be practiced (Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 15:18-20; I Corinthians 6:9-10, 18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4).

  1. We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man is a free gift of God’s grace, apart from works, based solely upon Christ’s substitutionary and atoning death, affected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, and received by each person that confesses and forsakes his sin, seeks His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ, and trusts in Christ’s finished work on the cross (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 3:23; 10:9-10; I Corinthians 6:9-11; II Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 4:4-7; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; I Peter 3:18).

  1. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of ****ation (John 5:24, 28, 29).

  1. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (John 14:16, 26; 16:8; Galatians 5:22-25).

  1. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:21-23).

  1. We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Pioneer Valley Christian Academy as the local Body of Christ and provide a biblical role-model to PVCA members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by PVCA in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by these statements on gender, marriage, and sexuality (Statements 5, 6, and 7 in this document), (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; I Thessalonians 5:22).

  1. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines and beliefs of Pioneer Valley Christian Academy (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31).

 

 

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