Statement of Faith

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From its founding, the students, teachers, and leadership of Bucharest Christian Academy, though from varied denominational and cultural backgrounds, have exhibited a unique spirit of harmony. Recognizing and welcoming our diversity, we call one another to continued unity in Christ, affirming together that we believe:

1. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. (Matthew 5:17-19; II Peter 1:21; Acts 17:11; II Tim. 3:16)

2. In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Exodus 20:3; Deut. 6:4; Matthew 28:19)

3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of God the Father, He now is our High Priest and Advocate until His return to earth in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23-25; John 1:1-4; Rom. 5:8,9; Acts 2:23,33; Phil. 2:6-8; Heb. 7:25)

4. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and includes convicting men of sin, regenerating the repentant, and indwelling, guiding, instructing, and empowering the believer for godly living and service. (John 16:7-15; 1 Cor. 2:1-16; Rom. 8 & 12; 1 Cor. 12-14; Eph. 5:18)
5. That man was created in the image of God but because of sin is now lost and can obtain salvation and spiritual life only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:27; Rom. 3:9-20, 5:12; Eph. 2:8,9)

6. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and new life for all who believe. Only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. (1 Peter 3:18; John 1:12,13; Rom. 6:4,5)

7. That all such believers are united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the head. (1 Cor. 12:12,13; Eph. 4:15,16; Col. 2:19)

8. In the bodily resurrection of the dead: the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, the unbeliever to everlasting judgment and condemnation. (Rev. 20:12)