The Statement of Faith of Knoxville Christian School, signed annually by each member of the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff, provides affirmation of biblical doctrine that is in concert with the message of God as reflected in the Bible and historic Christianity. The statement also defines the perspective that shapes our education. Our Statement of Faith clarifies and insures ongoing faithfulness of the entire school community to God’s purpose and will.
WE BELIEVE in one God, the Creator of the Universe and the Giver of Life. God is an all-
powerful, all-knowing, and ever-present spiritual being. He is truthful, faithful, loving, good, patient, just, merciful, holy, and righteous. As Ruler of the Universe, God reigns supreme over nature, history, and human life. God by His spoken word created the Heavens and the Earth for His own glory. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Hebrews 11:3; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Act 17:24-28)
WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God and co-equal with the Father. Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us, died on the cross for our sins, and was raised on the third day. He is the Savior of mankind and He is the only way to the Father. (John 1:1-3; 14, 18; Acts 2:23-24, 36; I Timothy 2:5; John 14:6)
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, the presence of God, in the lives of believers. God has given us the Holy Spirit as a comforter, guide, teacher, and guarantee of our eternal hope. (John 14:16-17; Romans 8:9-14; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 4:11-13)
WE BELIEVE the Bible, the Old and New Testament, is the inspired Word of God, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, and is entirely true. Scripture is useful for teaching, preaching and training in faith. God’s Word is the standard for all subsequent Christian teaching in all areas of life including worship and lifestyle. (2 Peter 1:20-21; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
WE BELIEVE Jesus Christ came to restore not only our relationship with God – but also to bring unity and dignity to men and women of all races, ages, and classes. All persons are made in the image of God, and every disciple of Jesus Christ is to reflect that image in the home and in society. (Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; John 17:20-26; Acts 10:9-23; Colossians 3:11-14)
WE BELIEVE the Bible teaches that God wonderfully and immutable creates each person as male or female, and that those two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. God ordained marriage or defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and God Himself, this institution will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. (1 Corinthians 7). The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture and that Romans 1:24-32 condemns the homosexual lifestyle. (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 6:9-20; Ephesians 4:1-11, 5:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; 1 Timothy 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:19-22; 1 Peter 1:15-16,2:15-17; 1 John 3:1-3).
WE BELIEVE that beliefs are far more than intellectual affirmations: Our faith impacts our actions. Therefore, these faith statements will be the guiding principles for decision making for both institutional direction and for each individual entrusted with responsibility within Knoxville Christian School (James 2:19-20; Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
WE BELIEVE that all people are created in the image of God and have tremendous potential for good, but we are all marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. As a result of our sin, we have a shattered and broken relationship with God that can only be made whole through Jesus Christ. Salvation is God’s free gift (grace) to us but we must accept it by acknowledging Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (confessing); turning from our sinful lifestyle (repentance); being immersed in water (baptism); and trusting in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins. We can never make up for our sin by self improvement or good works. (Romans 5:1, 3:23, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Acts 2:38)
KCS Board Policy Manual (Final) July 31, 2018