Core Distinctive #1: Christian

Providence Statement of Faith

What does Providence Believe?

Providence Board Members lead the school from a sense of wonder. We are amazed by God’s saving kindness to us, and by his glory that we see in all of life.  All Staff and Board Members are required to affirm this view of life that is:

  1. Awe Inspired
  2. Historically Christian
  3. Broadly Evangelical

1. Awe Inspired

First, we are Awe Inspired.  We are amazed at God’s glory and goodness.

  • We believe that God is sovereign over all of life and his glory is clearly seen in all subjects of study.
  • We believe that God is gracious to us. By faith, we trust that he delights in us as his adopted children through the substitutionary work of Christ on the cross.
  • We believe that God enables us to share this wonder with all the nations in words and deeds. His gracious providence propels us to offer our lives for others.

2. Historically Christian

Second, we are Historic Christians. We honor the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds as originally given to the church.

3. Broadly Evangelical

Third, we are Broadly Evangelical. We avoid partisan divisions, yet we embrace the basic theology of evangelical Christianity.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • 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.
  • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God.
  • We believe that God instituted human marriage between one man and one woman to meet our need for companionship, to create new life, to provide the basis for a stable human society, and to reflect God’s covenantal relationship with His people.
  • We believe that through Adam’s sin all fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God, so that every faculty of our humanity is corrupted by sin.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that faith without works is dead.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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