Our Statement of Faith
- in one God existing as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- that the Bible is God’s inspired Word and holds the answer for man’s needs.
- that all men have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
- that God offers forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.
- that the believer, through the infilling of the Holy Spirit, can live a holy, radiant, and useful Christian life.
- that the Church exists for the purpose of evangelizing the world and helping the Christian grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
- that the Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.
Statement Regarding Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality
We recognize that because of human sinfulness, humanity’s brokenness is demonstrated in many various ways that are contrary to God’s ways. However, because of the attention given to gender, marriage, and sexuality in today’s public discourse, we find it necessary to address these issues in the following.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably created each person as distinctly male or female (Gen. 1:26-31; 2:18-25; 5:1, 2). These two distinct and complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. We believe Scripture as well as science affirm that gender and biological sex are one and the same; the idea of “gender identity” as something separate from one’s biological, chromosomal sex is a false narrative. Rejecting one’s biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person and is a sin against God, which ultimately only leads to the destruction of human flourishing. Some believe an individual can find themselves trapped in a body of the opposite gender and may seek to deal with this disconnect in a variety of ways including sex-change operations. We believe that God’s design in creation is clear and that seeking to change one’s gender through surgery or any other means as well as any form of transgender expression is incompatible with Christian faith and practice. Those associated with Midland Valley Christian Academy should not advocate for any form of transgender expression.
We believe that God has established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive union between one biological man and one biological woman (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:4-6) and that all intimate sexual activity outside the marriage relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral and therefore sin against God (1 Cor. 6:15-7:6; Eph. 5:3-7). Sexual immorality includes, but is not limited to, adultery, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, transgender or gender non-conforming relationship, incest, and use of pornography. The belief that members of the same sex can marry is contrary to Scripture. We likewise recognize that such practices are also ultimately destructive to human and social flourishing. Accordingly, Midland Valley Christian Academy prohibits any form of homosexual (or non-biblical heterosexual) behavior, as well as any public expression of support for such behavior or same-sex marriage.
Scripture teaches that we are more than the sum of our inclinations, which can lead us astray and tempt us to embrace things contrary to God’s design for human life. We believe that God offers forgiveness, redemption, transformation, and restoration to all who confess and repent from their sin and humbly ask for His forgiveness through Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 6:11). We believe that, by God’s grace, we are to be masters over rather than be defined by our sexual appetites and inclinations.
We believe that all people are to be shown compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (1 Cor. 13, Gal. 5:22-23) regardless of whether they agree with us or behave in ways we see as sinful based on Scripture. We intend as a school to always reflect these qualities and any behavior or attitudes not displaying these qualities should be renounced, as they are not in harmony with scripture or the Spirit of Christ.