Statement of Faith

Educational Philosophy

The educational program presented at Victory Christian Academy is based on the premise that all truth comes from God and that God communicates this truth through scripture. Furthermore, any teaching of man that is contrary to the clear understanding of scripture is in error. Scripturally sound principles and an excellent academic foundation form the basis for the educational content of Victory Christian Academy.  The primary aim of a VCA education is to develop the whole child spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically. The result is a mature, well-balanced Christian who can assume positions of responsibility and leadership in our society.  Of course, this cannot happen without a relationship between the family and the school. With the cooperation of the parents, faculty, and administration, children will have hearts that are burning and minds that are shining

 

Statement of Faith

As a ministry of Victory Fellowship, Victory Christian Academy operates under the following Statement of Faith:

Scripture

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

One True God

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10, 11; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22)

Deity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare: His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35) His sinless life (Heb. 7:26; I Peter 2:22) His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38) His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21) His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matt. 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Cor. 15:4) His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1-3)


Fall of Man

Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Gen. 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19)


Salvation of Man

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. (a) Conditions to Salvations Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7.) (b) The Evidences of Salvation The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom. 8:16.) The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Eph. 4:24; Titus 2:12.)

The Ordinances of the Church

(a) Baptism in Water The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47, 48; Rom. 6:4.) (b) Holy Communion The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements-bread and the fruit of the vine-is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Cor. 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “till He Comes!”

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4, 8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31.) This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9.)With the baptism in the Holy Ghost come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Heb. 12:28), an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost (Mark 16:20).

Evidence of Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4) The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues. (1 Cor. 12:4-10, 28), but different in purpose and use.

Sanctification

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Rom. 12:1,2; 1 Thess. 5:23; Heb. 13:12). The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.” (Heb. 12:14) By the power of the Holy ghost we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15,16).

The Church

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 First-born, which are written in heaven (Eph. 1:22, 23; 2:22; Heb. 12:23).

Ministry

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in: (1) evangelization of the world (Mark 16:15-20), (2) worship of God (John 4:23, 24), (3) building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Eph. 4:11-16)

Divine Healing

Divine Healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. (Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:16,17; James 5:14-16).

The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep (died) in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. (1Thess. 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor.15:51, 52 ).

Millenial Reign of Christ

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 reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zech. 14:5; Matt. 24:27,30; Rev. 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6). This millennial reign will bring the salvation of nation Israel (Ezek. 37:21,22; Zeph. 3:19-20; Rom. 11:26,27) and the establishment of universal peace (Isa.11:6-9;Psa. 72:3-8; Micah 4:3,4)

Final Judgement

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Matt. 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20; 21:11-15; 21:8).

New Heaven and Earth

“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13, Rev. 21:22).