Statement of Faith
As a ministry of Memorial Baptist Church, we, Memorial Christian Academy, abide by the Statement of Faith and Core Beliefs. Additionally, we adhere to the By‐Laws of Memorial Baptist Church.
We believe in the Bible, the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are the ONLY Word of God, the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (Psalm 119; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; 2 Pet. 3:15-16; John 8:31-32)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 4:16-17; Matt. 28:19; John 14:16-17)
We believe that Jesus was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and is true God and true man. (Isaiah 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:39-40, 51-52; John 20: 26-29; Rom. 1:3-6; John 1:1-14)
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred physical as well as spiritual death, spiritual death being eternal separation from God; and that all beings are born with a sinful nature. (Ge. 1:26-27; Ge. 4; Rom. 5:12-19)
We believe in the Biblical teaching that man was created by a direct act of God and not from previously existing forms of life; and that all men are descended from the historical Adam and Eve, the first parents of the entire human race. (Gen. 1:26-27; Ge. 4; Rom. 5:12-19)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures, as a representative and substitution sacrifice; and that all who accept Him as Savior and Lord are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. (Gen. 3:15; John 3:16; Rom. 5:6-11; Heb. 10:19-31)
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate. (Matt. 12:39-42; Luke 9:29-31; John 19:17-42; Matt. 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:11-29; Acts 1:7-11)
We believe in “the blessed hope”, the personal an imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, (Zech. 12:10; Matt. 24:30-31; Acts 1:10-11, 1 Thess. 4:13-17; Rev. 22:20)
We believe that all who receive by faith Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God, and are eternally secure in Him. (John 3:16; Rom. 5:1-21; John 1:12-13; Eph. 1:7-14; Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:4-7)
We believe baptism is a command to all who have by faith received Jesus Christ as Savior and is also a visual testimony to that fact. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:36-39; Rom. 6:3-4)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the save, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. (Luke 166:19-31; Dan. 12:2-3; Matt. 25:31-46; 2 Thess. 1:7-10; Rev. 20:11-15)
We believe God created and sanctioned marriage to bring together men and women, the complementary halves of humanity by joining them in “one‐flesh" unions (Gen. 2: 18‐25). Marriage between one man and one woman for life uniquely reflects Christ’s relationship with His church (Eph. 4:21-33). We believe marriage also serves as the foundation unit of a stable society. (1 Cor. 7:2).
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the unity of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen. 2:18‐25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutable creates each person as male and female and these distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.