Statement of Faith

students leading worship in chapelThe Charles Finney School adheres to this statement of faith as a guide in matters of faith and conduct.

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. It is the only sufficient rule for faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  2. We believe in one God as eternally existent in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:14)
  3. We believe in the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ. He is both fully divine and fully human. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, the shedding of His blood for the remission of sin, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His present priestly ministry. (John 1:1, 14)
  4. We believe that the Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to those who come in true repentance and faith. He convicts and draws those sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, and continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. (John 16:7-14)
  5. We believe that humans, without a personal relationship with God, are sinners, lost, undone, without hope. (Romans 3:19-23) We believe that salvation is available to all through the saving power of the Blood of Jesus and His freely given righteousness. (Romans 5:9)
  6. We believe that the terms of salvation are repentance from sin towards God, remission of sins through the shed Blood of Christ, and a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which is the regeneration of the person by the Holy Spirit. This salvation is entirely by the grace of the Lord, through faith, and not of works. (Romans 6:23)
  7. We believe in sanctification and holiness of heart and the victorious life as God's design for the Church, which is the Bride of Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
  8. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as on the day of Pentecost and in the continuing ministry to the Holy Spirit today, as evidenced in spiritual gifts and ministries and in His fruit in the life of the believer. (Acts 2:4, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
  9. We believe in Christ's imminent personal return in power and great glory and in His present and ever lasting dominion. (Matthew 24:30)
  10. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal punishment. (Revelation 20:11-15)