Statement of Faith
Paideia holds the following Statement of Faith which will unapologetically permeate all courses and levels of the Academy. This Statement of Faith is considered to be primary doctrine at Paideia. All other secondary doctrines will be presented as nonessential at Paideia, in these instances the students will be directed back to their parents and local church for further guidance.
We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant, authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:16).
We believe there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26, Acts 7:54-60, John 1:1).
We believe God made the heavens, the earth, and man as related in the account of creation in the first two chapters of Genesis.
We believe in the deity 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 for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary (Titus 3:5).
We believe salvation is by grace alone through faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 11:5-6).
We believe faith without works is dead (Philippians 2:12; Ephesians 2:10, James 2:14-26).
We believe the indwelling Holy Spirit enables the Christian to live a godly life (Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:22-25).
We believe in the resurrection of the saved to eternal life and the lost to eternal damnation (Matthew 25:31-46).
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (John 17, I Corinthians 12 and 14).
We believe this spiritual unity amongst believers is made manifest within the Catholic (Global) Church. Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and the members - the body of Christ (Ephesians 4). Christians are called to be baptized in the name of The Triune God, to participate in the holy sacrament of communion, regularly attend church, and preach the gospel to the world (Matthew 28, Hebrews 10). We believe Paideia was created to serve and support the church in Christ.
We believe God created the human race to be either male or female. These sexes were both created in the image of God (Genesis 1). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of God’s design.
We believe marriage was created by God and that marriage was and always will be a union between one man and one woman exclusively (Genesis 2). We believe God intended sexual intimacy to be reserved for this marriage only (1 Corinthians 6-7, Hebrews 13). All other forms of sexual intimacy is sin and disobedience to God’s will (Matthew 15, 1 Corinthians 6).
We believe God offers reconciliation and redemption to all who confess their sin and repent, putting their faith in Christ for forgiveness and salvation. We believe in extending grace, love, kindness, compassion, gentleness, and respect to all people. Paideia refuses to be associated with demeaning interactions and repudiates any such ill will towards anyone.