Statement of Faith

The Statement of Faith adopted by the Board of Directors of Arma Dei Academy is limited to primary Christian doctrine, which is considered to be central to all Christian denominations and which sets Christianity apart from other faiths.   Arma Dei Academy is a school based on traditional Christian and Orthodox beliefs and therefore we believe it best for all concerned that admission be open only to those who adhere to traditional Christian and Othodox beliefs. For our purposes, a Christian is one who has heard the word of truth, the Gospel, as summarized in the statement below, and who has responded to that message in genuine repentance and faith.  A Christian confesses with his mouth and believes in his heart that Jesus is Lord, He died for his sins, and that God raised Him from the dead. (Romans 10:9-10)
We believe the Bible alone to be the word of God, the ultimate and infallible authority for faith and practice. We believe the Bible to be the authoritative and final standard for belief and conduct. We agree that the Board of Directors is the sole authoritative interpreter of scripture for the school. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe that there is one God, Creator of all things, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. We believe that God immutably creates each person to reflect His image as male and female and that God looked at everything He had made, and it he found it very good. (Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:31, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 10:30). We believe that marriage as given by God is the life-long covenant between one man and one woman, and that all forms of sexual activity outside of marriage are sin. Mark 10:6-8
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.  (Matthew 1:18, John 1:29, Acts 2:22, Romans 3:24-25, Romans 8:34, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Ephesians 1:20, 1 Peter 1:3, 1 Peter 1:19-20, Revelation 1:5-7)
We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary. (John 3:3-8)
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone. (Ephesians 2:8)
We believe that faith without works is dead. (James 2:17)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12), by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Galatians 5:16)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved to the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to eternal destruction and separation from God. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 2 Thessalonians 1:9)
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (John 17:20-23)
The above are the foundational beliefs on which Arma Dei Academy is based. They are the key elements of Christianity that will be unapologetically taught in various ways through all grade levels. All Board members and staff of Arma Dei must subscribe to these foundational principles. This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority, concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For the purposes of school doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline the Board of Directors is the school’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.