– We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the infallible Word of God, a divine revelation, the original manuscript of which was verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, and that they are the supreme and final authority of faith and conduct.
Matt. 5:18; John 5:39-47; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21
– We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly man. We believe that He was crucified for our sins and that in that same body in which He had lived and died He arose from the dead. In that body glorified He ascended into heaven. He, as our high priest, is now at the right hand of God interceding for us. We believe in that “blessed hope”, the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, which will precede the age of universal peace and righteousness foretold in the Scriptures.
Isaiah 53:5-6; Matt. 1:18-29; Luke 1:35; Luke 20:25-28; Rev. 20:1-6
– We believe that Jesus Christ died a substitutionary death upon the cross, by grace providing salvation for all who believe on Him, justifying them alone on the ground of His shed blood.
John 3:16; II Cor. 5:21; Ephesians 2:8; Hebrews 9:22
– We believe that Satan is a person, the enemy of God and His people, that in his warfare he appears as “an angel of light” and that, as a usurper, he now rules as the “god of this world.” We believe that he was judged at the cross and, therefore, ultimately he shall be cast into the “lake of fire.”
Mark 1:12-13; II Cor. 11:13-15; II Cor. 4:3-4; Rev. 20:1-3
– We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each of the three persons is worthy of equal honor, obedience, and worship.
Matt. 28:19; John 5:23; II Cor. 13:14
– We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, possessing all the distinctively divine attributes, and is sent by the Lord Jesus Christ to convict of sin, to indwell, to empower him to live in victory over sin.
John 16:7-15; I Cor. 2:10; Gal. 5:16-23.
– We believe that all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Spirit of God and so become children of God, that eternal life is a present possession, that at death their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness, and that at Christ’s second coming their bodies will be raised and together with the living believers, transformed into the likeness of the body of His glory.
John 1:12-13; Philippians 1:21-23; I Thess. 4:13-18; I John 3:1-3; I John 5:12
– We believe that the church consists of all those who, in this dispensation, truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and that it is the body and bride of Christ. The mission of the church in this age is to witness for Christ among all nations. Therefore, she must be careful to strengthen herself by preaching and teaching the Word of God “for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
Matt. 28:19; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:41&47; I Cor. 12:13; Ephesians 4:12
– We believe that God the Father is in a special sense the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, and that He is the Father of only those who accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
Psalm 2:7; John 1:12-13; John 8:19; Gal. 3:26
– We believe that man was created in the image of God, and is not in any sense the product of animal ancestry or the development of brute humanity; but that the whole human race fell into the sin of the first Adam and apart from Christ is spiritually dead and lost, and no one can of himself gain recovery or be restored into the family of God.
Genesis 1:26-27; John 15:5; Romans 3:20; Romans 5:12
– We believe that all those who persistently reject Jesus Christ in the present life shall be raised from the dead, not to be annihilated nor ultimately to be restored, but throughout eternity exist in a state of conscious torment.
John 3:36; II Thess. 1:9; Rev. 20:10
– We believe that baptism should be administered only on confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior from sin. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly, separated life; exalt the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; and witness to His saving power in our various contacts with the world.
Matt. 5:13-14 & 44; Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 12:18; II Cor. 6:14; James 5:12
– We believe the New Testament use of “tongues” was an Apostolic sign gift to proclaim the mighty works of God to every nation under heaven in their own language. (Joel 2:26-32; Acts 2:5-21; I Cor. 14:20-22) The Holy Spirit’s purpose in causing tongues was to authenticate those specially appointed representatives of Christ, that is, the Apostles. Tongues speaking was a sign of His presence and ministry for the purpose of validating the Apostolic message before it was inscripturated. The purpose of Biblical Tongues limits them to the apostolic age. In light of historical and grammatical interpretation of Scripture, we believe the gift of tongues is not a valid gift for today and therefore we will not allow its practice or propagation at Berean Academy.
I Cor. 13:8-10; Eph. 2:19-20