ACA’s Statement of Faith

The Godhead eternally exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and these three Persons are one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections.

God the Father is the Creator and Preserver of all things; is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and necessarily exists; takes the initiative in revelation and salvation; is the One worthy of worship; and exercises providence, ownership, and Kingship over all creation.

The Lord Jesus Christ was incarnate and born of a virgin; exercised infallible teaching authority and miracle-working power; died on the cross as the substitutionary atonement for sin; was literally and bodily resurrected from the dead; and presently intercedes in heaven on behalf of believers.

The Holy Spirit convicts people of sin and regenerates, baptizes, indwells, seals, and sets apart believers unto a holy life; keeps and empowers believers day by day; is the Teacher of the Word of God and the Guide for daily living; and is the Comforter, the One who manifests God’s presence in the life of believers.

The Scripture is the verbally inspired Word of God, wholly true; and both the Old and New Testaments as originally given are infallible in their teachings and are the supreme, sufficient, and final authority for faith and life.

Humankind was created innocent and pure, in Adam fell through the sin of disobedience, and being confirmed in sin is justly under condemnation and in need of redemption.

Salvation is by grace alone, not based upon good works; and is through faith alone in the person and work of Christ alone.

The Future includes the personal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth as the Judge of all humankind; the bodily resurrection of the just to eternal happiness in the presence of God; and the bodily resurrection of the unjust to everlasting punishment, banished from the presence of God.

Augustine Classical Academy also uses the Gospel Coalition statement of faith for further guidance in curriculum and hiring decisions. A copy of this is available in the office or on the Gospel Coalition website.