Statement of Faith
The following is the foundation of beliefs on which The Classical Academy of Franklin is based. These beliefs are taken from Holy Scripture and will be taught in various ways through all grade levels of TCA.
- We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant, authoritative Word of God.
- We believe in one living, Sovereign and true God who is infinite, eternal and unchangeable in all His attributes. He exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit; these three being coequal in power and glory, having the same essence, attributes and perfections. He is holy, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. He is the Creator, Sustainer and Governor of everything that has been made who works all things for His glory.
- We believe 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, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe in the full deity of the Holy Spirit, acknowledging His work in creation and redemption, together with the Father and the Son. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
- We believe that God created man in His image, that life begins at conception, that gender is not neutral, that God created male and female, and that we are to behave appropriately according to the gender that God has given.
- We believe that marriage is a picture of the unity and communion of God and as such is the lifelong union of one man and one woman. Adultery, fornication, homosexuality, or any other perversion of the Biblical marriage relationship are sinful and in violation of God’s created purpose and His Holy Scriptures.
- We believe that because of Adam’s sin, all mankind is in rebellion against God. For the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.
- We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone and that faith without works is dead.
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.