Statement of Faith

Introduction
Jubilee Christian Academy shares the same Statement of Faith as Jubilee Evangelical Church, the church whose leaders founded the School and who continues to be an essential partner of the School in fulfilling its work.

The Bible
We believe that the Bible, consisting of the books of the Old and New Testaments, is the revelation of God to mankind(Leviticus 1:1-2; Isaiah 1:2; Hosea 1:1-2; 1 Corinthians 14:37; Revelation 1:1), is verbally and fully inspired by Him (2 Peter 1:20), is sufficient for the knowledge of God and his will that is necessary for the eternal welfare of mankind (Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11), is infallible and inerrant in its original manuscripts (Psalm 18:30; 19:7-8; 33:4; 2 Timothy 3:16), and is the supreme and final authority for all Christian faith and conduct (John 20:31; 2 Timothy 3:15-17).

God
We believe that there is but one God (1 Corinthians 8:4), whose essential nature is that of a living, personal Spirit (John 4:24). He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16-17), and He exists in three Persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true Man; that is, He is fully divine and also fully human (Philippians 2:5-11). He pre-existed eternally with the Father (John 1:1), was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:23-25), lived a perfect life (1 Peter 2:22), and died a substitutionary death (1 Corinthians 15:3) for the sins of mankind (1 Timothy 2:6).

We believe that He arose bodily from the grave, that He ascended to heaven (1 Corinthians 15:20), where He is presently the High Priest and Advocate for His people (Hebrews 4:14-16), and that He will return personally and bodily to earth at the close of this age (John 14:3). He is the world’s only Savior and is the Lord of all (Acts 4:12).

The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, the third person of the Trinity (Acts 5:3-4). We believe that He was sent from the Father by the Son to convict the world (John 16:7-14), to regenerate and indwell those who trust in Christ (1 Corinthians 2:9-12; 3:16), to baptize them into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13; 28-31), to seal them for the final day of redemption ( Ephesians 1:13-14), to guide them into all truth, to fill them for a life of holiness and victory ( Galatians 5:16-25), and to empower them for witness and service (Acts 1:8).

We believe that He gives spritual gifts to believers for proper functioning of the Body of Christ, which is the Church (1 Corinthians 12:3-12).

Man
We believe that man was originally created by a definite act of God in His own image and is dependent upon, and accountable to his Creator (Genesis 1:26-27). Through disobedience, the first man sinned and fell from his original state of moral perfection (Genesis 2:7). As a consequence, he brought upon himself and upon the whole human race the penalty for sin, which is spiritual and physical death (Romans 2:6-16). Since Adam, every person is born with an inherently sinful nature and becomes a sinner in thought, word, and deed (Romans 5:12-21). Every person, therefore, stands under the just condemnation of God and is unable to save himself or to present deeds worthy of merit before God (Matthew 5:20; John 3:36; Romans 6:23).

Salvation
We believe that a person is saved by God’s grace alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), made possible through the shed blood of Christ, whereby He died a susbstitutionary death for mankind, and through the resurrection of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:3). Salvation becomes effective when a person, by an act of faith (Romans 3:28), acknowledges Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord (Acts 16:31). The benefits of this salvation include the forgiveness of sins (Acts 3:19) and a new standing before God (Romans 10:9), the impartation of new life (Acts 3:19), and all the previleges that accompany a new family relationship with God (John 3:16). Tha assurance of salvation as a present possession is the privilege of every believer in Christ (John 1:12; 10:28; Philippians 1:6).

The Christian Life
under the Lordship of Jesus christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5) and the fruit of the Spirit becomes increasingly evident in his life (Galatians 5:32). The goal of the Christian life is to be conformed to the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18). This life is characterized supremely by self-giving love for God and for others (1 John 2:15-17). The life and character of Christ which grows through the Holy Spirit, is noticeably distinct from the life of the world. A believer who resists the gracious working of the Holy Spirit and fails to grow in obedience is chastened in infinite love by his heavenly Father so he may learn obedience (Hebrews 12:5-14).

The Church
We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is the universal company of God’s redeemed people (1 Peter 2:9-10), His Body (Ephesians 1:23), of which He is the Head (Ephesians 5:25-27), His Bride, whom He loves infinitely, and His Temple, in which He dwells (Ephesians 2:19-22). This universal Body of Christ is visibly expressed in local asemblies (1 Thessalonians 2:14) whose purpose is to glorify God (Ephesians 3:6-10) through worship (Acts 2:4), fellowship (Hebrews 10:25), instruction in God’s Word, observing the ordinances, and training in service to the world (Acts 4:11-13).

The supreme task in the mission of the church is to make disciples for Christ in all nations (Matthew 28:18-20) through the proclamation and teaching of the gospel. The Church is also to demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ (Matthew 26:26-29), through word and deed, in an alienated world ( 1 John 4:17).

The Future Life
We believe in the imminent (John 14:3), premillennial return of Christ to take His people to be with Him (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) and to judge and rule the earth in righteousness (Revelation 11:15).

We believe in the resurrection of the body for both the believers and unbelievers (1 Corinthians 15:20-23). We believe that the believer goes to be with Christ in conscious blessedness immediately after death (Philippians 1:23), having escaped condemnation of his sins through the death of Christ ( Romans 8:11). He will, however, stand before God to receive rewards for works approved by God or to suffer loss for works disapproved (2 Corinthians 5:10). The believer will live eternallly in the immediate presence of God (Revelation 20:5) while the unbeliever must face the eternal and holy judge who will sentence him for his sins ( Revelation 20:11-13). He (unbeliever) will experience the punishment of eternal separation in hell from the presence of God (Revelation 20:14-15).

Satan
We believe in the personality and depraved character of Satan (Genesis 3:1), who is the great enemy of God and man (Matthew 4:3-11). We believe that he, along with the company of demonic beings serving him (John 8:44), works out his evil plans through the ungodly world system (2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 John 5:19), limited only by the sovereign rule of God (Job 1:6-12). We believe that he was judged by Christ at the cross and will ultimately meet his doom in the lake of fire (Revelation 12:9-10), where he will remain eternally (Revelation 20:10).