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Statement of Faith
Coteau Area Christian Home Educators
Northeast South Dakota
We believe the Bible to be the Word of God and without error in the original writings, and to be the only rule and authority for faith and practice.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe in the one true God who is eternally and equally existent in three persons:
God the Father; God the Son; and, God the Holy Spirit.
(John 10:30; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2)
We believe that man came by direct creation of God and not by evolution.
(Genesis 1-2; Psalm 139, John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17)
We believe that man was created in the image of God. Through man’s sin, he was separated from God, becoming spiritually lost and needing to be born again.
(Genesis 1:26-27; John 3:3,16; Romans 5:15)
We believe that salvation is by grace alone, by believing in and accepting Christ as personal Savior. Salvation is only through the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and He is the sole mediator between God and man.
(John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9; John 14:6)
We believe that the church of Jesus Christ is composed of all born-again believers. As believers, we are called to live lives pleasing to the Lord and to abstain from practices which grieve Him.
(Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:10; Deuteronomy 18:9-14)
We believe that any sexual relationship outside of a monogamous, heterosexual marriage is contrary to the Word of God. We do not accept anything as an alternate life style.
We believe that God is the giver of life and all human life is sacred and to be protected.
(Genesis 1:27; Job 12:9-10; Psalm 139:13-16; Exodus 20:13; Psalm 82:3-4)
We believe that, even in the effort of evangelism, we should not be yoked together with theological liberals and other people or groups that do not, in words or in fact, share our doctrinal position based upon God’s Word.
(II Corinthians 6:14-17; Ephesians 5:11; I Timothy 6:3-5; I John 4:1-6; Revelation 2:1-8)
We reject the ecumenical movement, which seeks the organizational unity of all Christianity and ultimately of all religions. It is out of harmony with the Word of God and the official doctrine and position of CACHE.
(1 John 4:1)