Van Alstyne Campus
Elmont Baptist Church
13999 FM 121 West
Van Alstyne, TX
First Anna Baptist
210 W. 3rd Street
Anna, TX 75409
Spring Semester resumes Monday, January 7, 2019
No Classes on January 21, 2019 in observance of
4-5 year old PreK
CORE THEOLOGICAL TENETS
The Sacred Scriptures: We accept the Bible, including the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament, as the written Word of God. The Bible is the essential and infallible record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind. It leads us to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16).
(See also: 2 Peter 1:20,21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31,32; 20:31; Acts 20:32)
God is Triune: There is one God. He is infinite, eternal, almighty; perfect in holiness, truth, and love. In the unity of the godhead, there are three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-existent, co-equal, and co-eternal. The Father is not the Son and the Son is not the Holy Spirit, yet each is truly Deity. One God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — is the foundation of Christian faith and life.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:1-3).
(See also: Genesis 1:1,26; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19,20; Ephesians 4:5,6)
God the Father: God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth. By His word and for His glory, He freely and supernaturally created the world out of nothing. Through the same word He daily sustains all His creatures. He rules over all and, together with the Son and the Spirit, is the only Sovereign.
“At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him’ ” (Luke 10:21-22).
(See also: Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:1,2; 2:5,6; 1Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6)
Jesus Christ – God the Son: Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the eternal Word made flesh, supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He is perfect in nature, teaching, and obedience. He is fully God and is fully man. He was always with God and is God. Through Him all things came into being and were created. God the Son was before all things and in Him all things hold together by the word of His power.
“Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:30-31).
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven” (Hebrews 1:3).
(See also: Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; Romans 5:6-8; 6:9,10; 9:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21-23; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Hebrews 7:25; 9:28; 1 Timothy 3:16)
God the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. Through the proclamation of the gospel, He persuades men to repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord. By the same Spirit a person is led to trust in divine mercy. The Holy Spirit unites believers to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth, and dwells within the regenerate (the follower of Jesus).
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
(See also: John 14:26; Romans 8:11; 2 Corinthians 3:12-18; James 1:23-25; John 20:21-23)
Salvation: All men are born with a sinful nature. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The work of the Cross is to redeem man from the power of sin. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). We believe that this salvation is available to all who will receive it.
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved” (Romans 10:9-10).
Prayer is an essential part of the believer’s life to freely talk to the Lord in adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. Prayer proceeds from personal relationship with God.
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us” (1 John 1:8-10).
(See also: Matthew 7:7-11; John 15:1-7; James 5:14-18; Matthew 6:8, 25-34; Psalm 37:8)
Evangelism is the obligation of every follower of Jesus Christ. The Lord commands us to go out and make disciples of all the earth. We believe that each person is responsible for outreach and evangelism both locally and globally as the Holy Spirit leads them and gives them the ability.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age’” (Matthew 28:18-20).
Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (see Genesis 1:26-27). Rejection of one's biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (see Genesis 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (see also: 1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality, including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography, is sinful and offensive to God. (see also: Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Kingdom Country Academy as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a Biblical role model to the KCA members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by KCA in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (See also: Matthew 5:16: Philippians 2:14-16: 1 Thessalonians 5:22)
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sins, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
(See also: Acts 3:19-21: Romans 10:9-10: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (see Mark 12:28-31: Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behaviors or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture, nor the doctrines of Kingdom Country Academy.
The Sanctity of Human Life
All human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of the inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including preborn babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. At Kingdom Country Academy, we show every person compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with God’s Word or the theological tenets of Kingdom Country Academy.
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth” (Psalm 139:13-15).(See also: Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31)
This document is a summary statement for the convictions of Scripture that KCA families follow. We do not hold this document as inerrant nor exhaustive. We have addressed the major themes of theology and where we stand on each. There are many other matters not addressed in this document and we understand there will be various convictions. Knowing what KCA families believe on these major themes will help others know if this is a school that is in agreement with their convictions.