Statement of Faith

SCS is a ministry of First Assembly of God. Both the church and the school stand firmly on the changeless Word of God as expressed in the following statement of historic evangelical Christianity.

  1. The Bible is the ONLY inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, and is considered to be the guideline for daily Christian living.
  2. There is only one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We affirm faith 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, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His ultimate personal return to this world in power and glory to rule over the nations.
  4. Salvation is received through repentance of sin, regeneration by the Holy Spirit, and through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23, John 3:16, Titus 3:5-7). Regeneration is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  6. We believe the scriptures teach a life of holiness.
  7. There will be a resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ together with those who are alive and remain. This is the imminent and blessed hope of the church (I Thess. 4:16-17, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13, I Corinthians 15:51-52).
  8. We believe that Christ’s death on the cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14.16).
  9. We believe the second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to rule on the earth for a thousand years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and establish universal peace (Rev. 1:7, Zech. 14:5, Matt. 24:27, Rev. 19-20, 20:11-16, 21:8).
  10. We believe there will be a final judgment in which the wicked will be raised and judged according to their works. Whoever is not found written in the Book of Life will be consigned to everlasting punishment, which is the second death (Matt. 25:46, Mark 9:34-48, Rev. 19:20, 20:11-15, 21:8).
  11. Everlasting life through Jesus Christ is the promise to all who believe in Him. The wicked dead together with the devil and his angels, will be consigned to everlasting punishment, which is the second death (Matt. 25-46, Mark 9:43-48, Rev. 19:20, 20:15-18).
  12. We affirm faith in the spiritual unity of believers in Jesus Christ. The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22, Hebrews 12:23).