Grand View Christian Academy believes in a Christian worldview of education which bases its beliefs and allegiance to a triune God – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Thus, the philosophy of education is viewed from the standpoint of Creation, the Fall of Man, and the regeneration of man in Jesus Christ. God’s Word is central to all subjects, providing a foundation for our philosophy and program.
Statement of Faith
This Statement of Faith is not exhaustive in content nor thorough in any subject, but does state forth the basics of Bible-believing Christianity. We want all to know that we believe the soul-saving, life-changing message of God’s Holy Word, and preach and teach it without apology. We believe the Holy Bible, as translated in the Authorized King James Version.
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were given by inspiration of God and are the infallible, inerrant rule of faith (what we believe) and practice (how we live). We believe it to be authoritative in every matter it addresses. It is the eternal message of God to man. (Matthew 4:4; Psalm 119:89; II Timothy 3:16-17; Isaiah 8:20; I Thessalonians 5:21)
There is one living and true God, revealed in nature as the Creator, Preserver, and Righteous Governor of the universe. and in Scripture we see that the Father, the Son, And the Holy Spirit make up the Godhead, yet as one God infinitely wise and good, who alone is worthy of our supreme love and worship. (Deuteronomy 6:4; I John 5:17; John 4:24; Psalm 83:18; Exodus 15:11; Mark 12:30; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 2:18)
Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh; in His divine nature truly God; in His human nature, truly man; 100% God and 100% man. The mediator between God and man, once crucified, He is now risen and glorified and is our ever present Savior and Lord. He is the virgin-born, sinless, eternally begotten Son of God. (John 1:1-4; Philippians 2:5-11; John 3:16)
The Holy Spirit
The Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all the attributes of God. He is personal and indwells every believer. He is the Reprover, Comforter, Guide, Sanctifier, and the Seal of our Redemption. (John 16:7-14; John 14:16-17, 26; Matthew 3:16-17; Ephesians 1:13-14)
The conditions of Salvation are found in two inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God, those graces being repentance and faith. Repentance being the the turning of trusting self to trusting Christ, and Faith being the personal acceptance of Christ as Savior. Salvation is provided by the grace of God and appropriated by faith, without any works preformed by man. (Acts 3:19; Romans 10:9-10; John 3:16; Luke 13:15; Acts 16:31)
Freedom of Will
The human will is free and self controlled, having power to yield to the influence of truth and the Spirit and live, or to resist them and perish. (Revelation 22:17; Romans 10:3; Romans 6:16)
The Scriptures declare that Heaven is a definite place reserved for the saved. It is indescribably beautiful and the eternal reward that God has for all who have been born again. (John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; Revelation 21:1-2)
The Scriptures tell us that Hell is a terrible, eternal reality for all who die in their sin. As Heaven is indescribable beauty, Hell is indescribable horror. The Bible states the fire and torment of Hell to be an inescapable, eternal reality. (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10; Luke 16:23, 28; Luke 13:27-28)