Statement of Faith

Forsyth Home Educators Statement of Faith

  1. We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and is inerrant and infallible in the original writings. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)
  2. We believe in the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1–2; John 1:1, 10:30, 37–38)
  3. We believe that the Father created the heavens and the earth and everything in them. (Genesis 1:1–31)
  4. We believe by the miracle of the virgin birth that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, in order to reveal God and to redeem man, that He died for our sins and rose bodily from the dead for our justification. We believe He now is exalted at the right hand of God, that He is the Head of the Church, the Lord of the individual believer, that He is ministering as our Great High Priest and Advocate. We are awaiting His bodily return. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18–23; Luke 1:35; John 1:14, 18; Hebrews 4:14–15, 7:25–27; Romans 4:25; Acts 1:11; Ephesians 1:20–23)
  5. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and that He reproves the world of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, and baptizes him into the Body of Christ. (John 16:7–8, 13–15; Titus 3:5–6; I Corinthians 12:12–13)
  6. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:27, 2:16–17; Romans 5:12–14) G. We believe that salvation is the free gift of God to be received only by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and by which we are restored to eternal life. (John 3:16, 5:24, 11:25; Romans 5:15–21; Ephesians 2:8–10)
  7. We believe that the true Church is composed of all who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and thereby constitutes a spiritual unity of believers, the Body of Christ. (Romans 8:9–11; I Corinthians 12:12–13; Galatians 3:26–28)
  8. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, and in the final judgment. (John 5:28–29)
  9. We believe that marriage is the joining of one man and one woman in a lifelong union. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other.  (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:18-25; Matthew 19:3-9; Romans 1:24-27; I Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:22-33; I Peter 3:1-7)

(revised November 1, 2021)