Doctrinal Basis

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8

We believe...

The doctrinal basis of Westminster Christian Academy shall be that of the Biblical system commonly called "the Reformed Faith" as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. In this light, we, in our education program, stand committed to the following:

  1. That the Holy Spirit did inspire, guide, and move the writers of the Holy Scripture as to keep the original writings free from error.
  2. That there is one God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-equal and co-eternal.
  3. That man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only personal death, but also that spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners in thought, word, and deed.
  4. That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
  5. That the Lord Jesus died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as our substitute to satisfy divine justice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood and perfect life.
  6. That on the third day after His crucifixion, our Lord Jesus Christ arose again from the dead with the same body in which He suffered and with which also He ascended into heaven, and there sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for the saints.
  7. That the Lord Jesus Christ showed His power and love by working mighty miracles. This working was not contrary to nature, but superior to it.
  8. That the Lord Jesus Christ will in future history return bodily to this world.
  9. That there shall be a future day of resurrection in which both the redeemed and reprobate shall be raised from the dead - the redeemed to enjoy the estate of eternal blessedness, and the reprobate to suffer the eternal torment of retribution.

With regard to marriage, Scripture teaches that God created man in His image, as male and female (Genesis 1:27), and from the beginning designed marriage between one man and one woman to propagate His image through procreation (Genesis 1:28) and to provide companionship (Genesis 2:18-23) within the context of a covenant relationship (Genesis 2:24-25, Matthew 19:4-6). Deviation from this design cannot fulfill these purposes and is expressly forbidden by Scripture (Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27). (as defined by the Westminster Presbyterian Church statement on marriage dated August 5, 2015)

With regard to the education of our children, we hold the following to be true:

  1. Parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children, to bring them up in the Lord. Parents may delegate the execution of that responsibility to a school in order to accomplish the educational goals they have for their children.
  2. All education should reveal God in His works of Creation and Providence.
  3. Such consciousness of God in teaching is imperative to the proper intellectual and moral development of children.
Christian parents who enroll their students at WCA are choosing a distinctly Christian environment in which to educate their children. New and continued enrollment at WCA is contingent upon a commitment to Christian beliefs and practices as stated in this Doctrinal Basis. In the event that a family does not maintain these beliefs and practices, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student.