Statement of Faith

The following Christian beliefs shall be taught and shall be reflected in the policies and practices of Gideon Study Center at all grade levels.

1. We believe that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and the final authority in matters of faith and life. We believe that the Bible derives its authority from God its author, and not from the opinions of men.

2. We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe the God we serve is the creator and sustainer of all things, and the source of all truth. He is all powerful, all knowing, holy, righteous, just, good, loving, and full of mercy.

3. We believe that God upholds, disposes, and governs all creatures, actions and things, and that God, in His ordinary providence, makes use of means, yet is free to work without, above, or against them at His pleasure.

4. We believe that because of Adam’s sin all mankind is in rebellion against God. For the salvation of such lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

5. We believe in the true deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in His virgin birth, in his sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection from the dead, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

6. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, and that good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the necessary fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith.

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

8. 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.