Christian Association of Parent Educators
Statement of Faith
A. The Bible is the inspired and infallible word of God and constitutes completed and final revelation, and is the final authority for all true believers. The Bible, in its original autograph, is without error in whole and in part; including theological concepts as well as geographical, historical and scientific details. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; John 14:21; James 1:22-25.
B. God has existed from all eternity in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was God come in human flesh being fully God and fully man except without sin. I Peter 1:2; John 1:1-3, 14, 17; Hebrews 4:15; Matthew 1:20-25.
C. All men are in violation of God’s righteous requirements and His holy character by nature and act; and are therefore under His wrath and just condemnation. The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty of man’s sin through His substitutionary death on the cross – the successful accomplishment of which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection. Romans 5:12; Romans 3:20-26; I Peter 3:18; I Corinthians 15:3-8.
D. Salvation is offered as a gift, free to the sinner. This gift must be responded to in individual faith, not trusting in any personal works whatsoever, but the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone. Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 10: 9-13; Ephesians 4:17-24.
E. The local church is God’s central means and instrument through which He intends to carry out His work in the world. Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 3:10; I Timothy 3:15.