Statement of Faith...

As a Christian organization, our belief structure is governed first and foremost by the Bible. As individuals and as an organization, everything we do must be evaluated in the light of scripture. Our Statement of Faith isn’t a suggestion or a guideline – it is thevery foundation upon which we are built. The Academy’s chaplain, in consultation with the leadership of our parent church (North Monroe Street Church) is the final authority in matters of interpretation and application.

At Brookstone Christian Academy, we believe:

I. The Bible is the living, inspired word of God. It is without error,unshakeable, unchangeable, and immovable.
“All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness...”
— 2 Timothy 3:16

II. There is one God, and he exists in three persons: the Father, the Son,and the Holy Spirit. 
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...”
— Matthew 28:19

III. Jesus Christ is the son of God. Everything the word says about Him is true, and His deity is not to go without acknowledgement and praise.
“Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, 'You are the
Christ, the Son of the living God.'”
— Matthew 16:15-16

IV. Jesus Christ is coming back one day to complete the salvation of the church.
“And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, 'Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.'”
— Acts 1:10-11

V. The willful, atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ is the only thing sufficient to provide for man’s eternal salvation.
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”
— 1 Peter 2:24

VI. New life through the Holy Spirit is essential for personal salvation.
“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, 'How can a man be born when he is old?  Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.'”
— John 3:3-5

VII. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is given to those who ask for it.
“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance...For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
— Acts 2:4, 39

VIII. The Holy Spirit enables us to live holy lives.
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
— Galatians 5:16

IX. Both the saved and the lost will take part in the resurrection, the saved to eternal life in the presence of the father, and the lost to eternal separation from God in the lake of fire.
“Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgement.”
— John 5:28-29

X. A pursuit of excellence, rooted in uncompromising faith, results in God’s favor and blessing.
“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank... As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams”
— Daniel 1:8a, 17