Faith

Ozarks Academy is committed to Biblical historical Christianity. We are an independent, non-denominational service for the broad arena of local Christian families. We affirm the Lordship of Jesus Christ over all things, and strive to be faithful to this down to the details of daily matters in the school.

The following statement gives a basic idea of the Biblical truths that are celebrated and most explicitly taught in our classrooms:

1. We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant Word of God. It is our only authoritative rule for faith and practice.

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. In all things He is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character. We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, loving, and full of mercy. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of everything that has been made.

3. We believe in the true deity and full humanity 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.

4. We believe that all of mankind is in rebellion against God, and that for the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

5. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone, and that faith without works is dead.

6. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

7. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved to the resurrection of life, and those who are lost to the resurrection of damnation.

8. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our understanding of the Scriptures and commitment to faithful living is further articulated in great statements of the Christian Faith such as the Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, the Definition of Chalcedon, and the Heidelberg Catechism, subordinate in all ways to the Word of God.