Statement of Faith
Redeemer Classical School is an independent Christian school without institutional ties to any church or denomination. Our statement of faith is focused on the truths that have bound orthodox Christians together through the ages, across the boundaries of time, place, race, denomination and tradition. All Redeemer faculty subscribe to this statement, but it is not a requirement for parents or students. Redeemer Classical School invites believers to join together in the work of reforming and redeeming our world — preparing leaders to advance a culture committed to truth, wisdom, beauty, goodness, mercy and justice to the greater glory of God.
We believe that the Bible, comprised of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, given by revelation from the Holy Spirit, inerrant in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule for Christian faith and practice.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are equal in power and glory and are identical in their essence and attributes. We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, loving, and full of mercy. God possesses all knowledge and power; nothing is unknown or impossible to Him. His knowledge extends eternally to what has been, what is now and what will be. In all things He is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character. We believe God works all things according to the counsel of His will and for His own glory. God is not the author of sin but holds each man accountable for his every thought, word and deed.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, eternally begotten of the Father. He was born of a virgin, Mary, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit. He lived a sinless life and performed miracles. He died a voluntary, substitutionary death on the cross as the perfect and complete sacrifice for sin. He was raised bodily from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father. He continues to be fully man and fully God.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the full deity of the Holy Spirit, eternally existing with the Father and the Son. He inspired the Scriptures. By the work of the Holy Spirit men are convicted of sin, moved to repentance, and enabled to embrace Jesus Christ by faith. He dwells in the Christian as his Comforter and enables him to live a godly life.
We believe that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He created the universe and all that is in it out of nothing. He created Adam and Eve as actual historical people to bear His image, to give Him glory and to enjoy Him forever.
We believe that mankind holds a unique place in the created order. Because we have been designed by God and made in His image, we have intrinsic value and purpose. Adam and Eve, the first parents, were tempted by Satan and disobeyed God’s command. By their own choice, they fell from their original state of innocence and fellowship with God and came under the power and penalty of sin. Adam served as our representative; therefore when Adam sinned, all men fell and became sinners. Because of this fall, there is no aspect of life that has been left untainted by sin.
We believe that for all men, salvation is necessary for eternal life with God. Jesus Christ provided the full redemption for sins through His death and resurrection. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. Saving faith is a gift of God on the basis of His free grace. Although good works result as evidence of a believer’s salvation, they neither gain salvation nor add to our favor with God.
We believe that all true believers, indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit, are enabled to grow in godliness and that this growth will continue until the day of Christ Jesus. By the Spirit’s renewing activity, we are enabled to produce good works without which faith is dead.
We believe that the Father has given Christ all authority in heaven and earth. He is Sovereign Lord of all creation and every area of life, not just "religious" or "spiritual" life. Each Christian is commanded to love Him with all his mind as well as his heart and soul. We love Him with all our minds by refusing to conform to the unbelieving patterns of the world, and by our taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ is King of all the realms of life and society now and that He will return personally to reign over His kingdom. All humanity will be resurrected at the judgment: the saved to eternal life, and the lost to eternal condemnation and separation from God.
This Statement of Faith finds its doctrinal roots in the historic creeds of the Christian church. Particularly in the dialectic and rhetoric stages of the trivium, treatment of the Statement of Faith may lead to secondary doctrinal issues. When this occurs, the instructor will strive to teach the various views of orthodox Christianity from an objective, unbiased, scriptural point of view. We reserve for the parents, and by extension their church, the final responsibility to search the scriptures with their children to resolve such issues.