The following is the foundation of belief on which Unitas is based. They are also the key elements of Christianity that will be unapologetically taught in various ways through all grade levels. The substance of these statements will be considered primary doctrine in the classes. Secondary or divisive doctrines and issues will not be presented as primary doctrine. When these types of doctrine or issues arise, they will be referred back to the family and local churches for final authority.
We believe in one God, the only true and living God, who is infinite in wisdom and power. He is Maker and Supreme Ruler of the heavens and earth. He is worthy of all glory and praise and is inexpressibly holy. He exists eternally in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, which are one in essence but distinct in person and function.
Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, eternally begotten from the Father. He is God. He was conceived by the Virgin Mary through the miracle of the Holy Spirit. He suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried as our substitute for the penalty of our sins. He rose victoriously over death and lives forever as perfect God and perfect Man. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him.
The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity is equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature. He was active in the creation of the world; He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled. He convicts of sin, of judgment, and righteousness. He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony. He is the agent of inspiration and the new birth. He indwells, seals, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, empowers, and helps all believers.
Salvation is made available to all by grace through faith in Jesus as the Lord and Savior of our lives. It is the deliverance from the wages of our sin. We need to repent of our sins and receive Him through faith as our Savior. The believer is declared righteous, born again by the Holy Spirit, turned from sin and assured of heaven. Eternal security is guaranteed by the person and work of Jesus Christ for every true believer.
This pertains to the 66 books of the Bible, both New Testament and Old Testament, which were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is both verbally and plenarily inerrant as no other writing has ever been or will ever be. The Bible is the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man. It is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.