Our Beliefs at Horizon Christian SChool
We believe in God, who is three distinct Persons in one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who has revealed Himself through the Bible, His Word. (Mark 1:10-11; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 12:29-30)
He is the loving Creator of all things. (Genesis 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1)
THE SON, JESUS
He is God come to Earth in the form of man, the only Son of God. It is only through faith in Him that man can have a relationship with God and be assured of eternal life. (1 John 2:2; Ephesians 1:7; John 1:14; Romans 3:25-26)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
He is the Spirit of God who exalts Jesus and dwells within all those who have been born again. He is our Comforter and Guide, revealing God to us, and empowering us to be witnesses. (Titus 3:5; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Luke 24:49)
All of the Bible is the inspired written Word of God. It is the first authority for our life and faith in Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 3:16; Romans 15:4; Acts 17:11-12)
All spiritual gifts mentioned in the New Testament are available for the church today. (1 Corinthians 12:7-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21; 1 Corinthians 14:1-2, 12.
The Nicene Creed written in 325 A.D. represents the basic evangelical beliefs to which our interdenominational staff adhere:
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in being with the Father. Through Him, all things were made. For us men, and for our Salvation, He came down from heaven and by the power of the Holy Spirit. He was born of the Virgin Mary and became man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate, He suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day, He rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures, He ascended into heaven and is seated on the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son, He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic (universal) and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
STATEMENT OF MARRIAGE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, beastiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Horizon Christian School as a Christ-centered educational institution, and to provide a biblical role model to our students, families, and community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Horizon Christian School in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22.)
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21;
Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hatred and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Horizon Christian School.