Deep Roots Homeschool CollaborATION
Statement of Faith
There is only one God, who is perfect, existing eternally as: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that there was no God before Him, nor shall there be any other God after Him. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Deuteronomy 32:4, John 1:18, Hebrews 1:5, Matthew 28:19)
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was sent by the Father to live on Earth. He was both fully God and fully man, yet he had no sin. Jesus willingly laid down his life for us at the cross of Calvary, and after three days rose to life from the grave. In doing this, Jesus fulfilled the payment for the world’s debt of sin. We believe Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah. Jesus Christ now sits at the right hand of God the Father interceding on behalf of those who call him Savior and Lord. He is the head of the church and all people who repent from their sin, confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in their hearts that God raised him from the dead will be saved, becoming adopted into the family of God. (Philippians 2:6-11, 1 Peter 3:18, Hebrews 2:9, Romans 10:9, Acts 2:23-24, Hebrews 8:1, Matthew 26:64)
The Holy Spirit has been sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and to empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer and is a constant helper, teacher and guide. When indwelt by the Spirit our lives will produce the good fruits that show us to be followers of Christ. (John 14:16-17,26, John 16:13, Act 1:8, Gal 5:22-26)
The Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God and is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We take the Word of God over the word of man. We hold the Scriptures as the written authority pertaining to lifestyles, doctrines, faith, and behavior. ( 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21, John 17:17, 2 Sam 23:2, Jer 30:2, 1 Thess. 2:13, Gal 5)
At Deep Roots, the lead team, and any who volunteer to teach, sign this statement of faith. We strive to exhibit the "most important commandments" expressed by Jesus; to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves. In doing so, we remember that God created all people and all people matter to God, so therefore, they matter to us. While holding to this statement of faith, we will strive to not intentionally affront our members on issues that are not central to ones belief in Christ but rather walk in love and peace.