The Providence School statement of faith affirms features of the historic Christian creeds and is consistent with the Protestant Reformation and the evangelical movement of more recent years.
Every faculty and staff member signs a document asserting agreement with this statement of faith.
Parents and students are not required to agree with this statement, but they must consent to be instructed under these tenants of belief about the nature of scriptural authority, the nature of God and humanity, the persons of the Trinity (God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit), and the unity of believers.
Statement on Scriptural Authority
WE BELIEVE that the Bible (both Old Testament and New Testament) is the divinely inspired and infallible Word of God, and that everything the Bible affirms to be true is true and everything the Bible affirms to be false is false, and that it is the supreme authority in all matters.
(Ex 24:4; Joshua 1:8; Ps 1:2; Matt 7:24; 2 Tim 3:15-17)
Statement on the Nature of God and Humankind
WE BELIEVE in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Humankind is created in His image, creation and providence are revelatory of Him (Gen 1:26; Jn 1:1; Jn 10:33; Phil 2:9-11). Though created in His image, we believe in the fall and consequent total moral depravity of humanity, resulting in our exceeding sinfulness and lost estate, and necessitating our regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
(Ps 143:2; Is 53:6; Rom 3:23; 5:7-8; 5:12,19; 1 Jn 1:8, 10)
Statement on Jesus Christ
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh, born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, suffered and died on our behalf, arose bodily from the grave, ascended, and is coming again in power and glory.
(Jn 1:1, 14; Jn 10:30-33; Col 1:15, 2:9)
Statement on the Holy Spirit
WE BELIEVE that God the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, brings us to faith in Jesus Christ, and conforms us to the image of Christ. God the Holy Spirit regenerates and empowers his people to continue God’s work, and for a life of holiness and service.
(Ez 36:26-27; Jn 3:6-8; Rom 8:2-6; Titus 3:5-6)
Statement on Christian Unity
WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Ps 133:1; 1 Cor 1:10; Eph 4:11-13; Col 3:13-14)