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Statement of Faith

LTCS Statement of Faith

1. We believe that the Bible, containing the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the

only inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God and is the final authority on the Christian faith

and life. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21).  

2. We believe there is only one God, who exists eternally in three equal persons - Father, Son,

and Holy Spirit - and who created out of nothing the heavens and the earth and all that is in

them by the power of His spoken word (Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26; Psalm 33:6; Matthew 28:19;

John 1:1-3; Mark 1:9-11; Hebrews 11:3).

3. We believe that Jesus Christ is both true God and true man (Exodus 3:13-15 and John 8:58-

59; John 1:1-18; John 10:30-33; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 2:14-18).  We

believe in His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 1:26-35); His sinless life (Hebrews

4:15; Hebrews 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His substitutionary death (Romans 4:25; Romans

5:8; Galatians 3:13-14; Hebrews 2:9); His physical resurrection (Luke 24:39-43; I Corinthians

15:1-22); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:50-53);  and His

personal, visible, and bodily return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead (Acts

1:11; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 22:12).

4. We believe that all men and women are born spiritually separated from God because of sin

(Genesis 3:23-24; Romans 3:10-12; I John 1:8-10), and are incapable of being reconciled to God

apart from the work of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:6-8; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:1-5).

5. We believe in the absolute necessity of rebirth by the Holy Spirit for salvation (John 3:1-3; I

Peter 1:23). We believe that man is justified (declared righteous) by God on the single ground

of the righteousness of Jesus Christ (namely, His sacrificial and atoning death on the cross to

pay the penalty for sin, and His perfect obedience) freely given to all who believe in Him. We

believe that this saving work and perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ can only be received by

faith alone (Isaiah 53:1-12; Jeremiah 23:6; Matthew 20:28; John 3:16-19; John 5:24; Romans

3:21-26; Romans 4:1-3; Romans 5:8-19; Romans 10:1-10; I Corinthians 1:30; II Corinthians 5:21;

Galatians 2:21; Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 3:7-9; I John 4:10). 

6. We believe in the physical resurrection of both the saved and the lost. Those who are saved

will rise to eternal life, and those that are lost to eternal punishment (Matthew 13:49-50;

Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43, 48; Luke 16:19-31; John 5:28-29).

7. We believe that the Church is the body of born-again believers in fellowship with Christ and

with fellow believers (I Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 2:19-21; Hebrews 10:25). 

8. We believe in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, who indwells believers enabling

them to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians

2:10; Ephesians 5:15-21).  

9. We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, after His likeness and therefore

has transcendent, intrinsic worth from conception to natural death (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 5:1-

2; Genesis 9:6; James 3:9). The unjustified destruction of any human being from conception to

natural death (e.g., through abortion, embryonic stem cell research, cloning, doctor-assisted

suicide, etc.) is wrong. (Ex. 21:22)

10. We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female.

These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect an essential aspect of the image

and nature of God, and as such, rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of

God within that person (Genesis 1:26-27).

11. We believe that men and women were created by God in His own image (Genesis 1:27;

Genesis 9:6), that marriage was instituted by God whereby a biological man and a biological

woman are joined together in lifelong commitment to faithful companionship, and that Biblical

marriage is the only legitimate and acceptable context for sexual intimacy (Genesis 2:20-24;

Matthew 19:4-6; Romans 7:2; I Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4).

12. God has established three institutions within human society – the family, the state, and the

church – with the Triune God reigning supreme over all. Each institution, under God, has a

sphere of authority with jurisdictional limits that must be respected. The state, at all levels,

exists to preserve order in society, to ensure justice for citizens and residents, and to protect

families and churches, providing them with the freedom and safety necessary to fulfill their

God-given responsibilities (Prov. 8:15-16; Dan. 2:21; John 19:11; Rom. 13;1-7; I Pet. 2:13-16; Tit.

3:1). The church is duty bound to promote the well-being of state and society through its moral

and spiritual guidance, its worship and supplication of almighty God (II Chron. 7:14; I Tim. 2:1-

6), and its charitable institutions and works (Matt. 5:13-16; Eph. 2:10; I Tim. 6:18; Tit. 2:14; 3:8,

Heb. 10:24; I Pet. 2:12).

13. Parents, under God, are responsible for the care and instruction of their children, natural

and adopted. We believe this is an inalienable right given them by God, which the State does

not create, should not destroy, and must not alter. Parents may delegate responsibility for

specific areas of training and teaching without implying at any point the abolishment of their

parental responsibilities. Parental responsibility is taught in the Old Testament and affirmed in

the New (Gen. 18:19; Deut. 5:16, 6:4-7; Ps. 127:3-5; Prov. 1:8-9, 22:6, 23:22; Joel 1:3; Eph. 6:1-

4; Col. 3:20-21).

14. We agree that the state has the right to protect its youngest citizens from the depredations

of parents who neglect their God given duties and will work with local government to assist in

this necessary task. However, at no point does specific parental failure annul the rights and

privileges extended to parents by God, nor may a Christian institution assist the state in

pursuing ungodly ends, including, but not limited to, the promotion of any form of sexual sin

(Mark 7:7-9; Acts 4:19, 5:29).

While LTCS acknowledges and respects the legitimate differences that exist within evangelical

theology, only the above doctrines will be taught as truth in our school.

*Above statements are based on the following organizations’ statements of faith: Koinonia

Christian Schools and Stand to Reason

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