Skip Navigation

Cedar Valley Christian School is a ministry of Cedar Valley Bible Church and as such follows its doctrinal statement. The elders of Cedar Valley Bible Church hold to the truth that, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16) We also understand that the Old and New Testaments Scriptures are to be interpreted in a historical, grammatical, literal fashion. So then, when questions arise concerning the character of God, His plan regarding judgment and salvation for man, the person and work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the saints, our final authority is the Word of God. 

 

Cedar Valley Bible Church Doctrinal Statement

The following doctrinal statements reflect the views of the elders of Cedar Valley Bible Church.  These doctrinal statements are a means to an end; the goal of all instruction and study of the Scripture being a sincere love for God and for others.  (I Timothy 1:5)

Bible

The Bible is inspired of God, inerrant and infallible in the original documents, written by human authors moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of God.  We believe the Bible to be the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.  (Psalms 19:7-9; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:20-21)

God

God eternally exists in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and these three are one God. We believe in one God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.  He has revealed Himself in creation, through Old and New Testament prophets, through direct intervention in history, and in His Son Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:1; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:1-4)

Jesus Christ

Fully God and fully man, The Lord Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin in order to die a sinless, substitutionary death and thereby redeem sinful man. The proof that He accomplished this mission was His bodily resurrection from the dead and ascension to God’s right hand where he now ministers as our Great High Priest.  (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1,2,14; Romans 3: 24-25; Romans 5:6; Romans 8:34; I Corinthians 15: 3-4)

Holy Spirit

Fully divine, the Holy Spirit permanently indwells and seals every believer from the moment of salvation unto the day of redemption.  The current work of the Holy Spirit is to convict the world of sin, bring new life to those who are spiritually dead, and empower all believers to live godly lives.  (John 3:3-8; John 14:16-18,26; John 16: 7-11; Acts 5:3-4; I Corinthians 3:16; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 5: 16,22-23; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30);

Man

God created man in His image, innocent and sinless.  Man voluntarily chose to disobey God, and through Adam’s sin, all men are sinners by both nature and choice, spiritually dead and separated from God, and without Christ, incapable of restoring their relationship with God. (Genesis 1: 26; Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-18; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3)

Salvation

Salvation is a gift of God’s unmerited favor to all that He has chosen.  It is wholly God’s work from start to finish, and cannot be obtained by good works.  It is attained by all that believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross.  Salvation results in forgiveness of sins, righteous status before God, and adoption into God’s spiritual family.  (John 1:12; John 14:6; Romans 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 2:11-14; Titus 3:5)

Church

The church is made up of all (both Jew and Gentile) who have trusted Jesus Christ as Savior, and in the New Testament epistles is called the body of Christ. All believers are directed by Scripture to function within the church according to their individual spiritual gifts.  The local church, as established in Scripture, is made up of believers who have joined together for worship, instruction, fellowship and service.   There is a complete and separate distinction between the Church as a ‘people of God’ and Israel.  (Acts 2:42; 13:1-2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:7-13; I Corinthians 12:13)

Future Things

We believe in the personal return of Christ, in the air, for His church, to be followed by a seven-year period of tribulation.  Christ will then return physically to the earth, defeat Israel’s enemies, and establish a one thousand-year reign over an earthly kingdom, as promised to Israel. At the end of the thousand years, God will permanently assign Satan to the lake of fire, judge the unsaved, and establish the eternal state. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-22:21)

Eternal State

All believers will experience a future resurrection of the body and reuniting with the soul.  This future state is promised to all believers to enjoy an eternal existence, separated from sin, in the presence of God in glory.  Those whose names are not written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire.  This is called the second death. Unbelievers will also experience an eternal existence of conscious punishment, separated from God forever.  (Luke 16:19-26; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; I John 5:11-12; Revelation 20:11-15)

Eternal Security

All believers are secure in Christ forever.  God’s grace and power, not the self-effort of man, maintains salvation. (John 10:27-29; Romans 8:29-39; Hebrews 7:25; I Peter 1:3-5; I John 5:9-13)

September 2007