It is our commitment that the community of Medina Christian Academy are of one mind, uniting in strong spirit and purpose, while growing and maturing in the knowledge of Christ and living out their faith for the glory of God (Col 1:10). The following foundational beliefs are the expected, guiding Biblical principles of Medina Christian Academy.
We believe that there is one true God. He is the Creator (Gen 1:1). He is Sovereign (Ps. 135:6, Dan. 4:34-35). He is the Lord who sustains, rules, and by grace, redeems (Ps. 54:4, Ps. 103:19, Ps. 34:22). We believe in the Trinity and that God eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19, Luke 3:22). We believe that God is loving, holy and just. He is immutable, (Heb. 6:18), omnipotent (Rev. 19:6), and He is passionate about His relationship with people. (Ex. 34:14).
Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. “He became flesh” (John 1:14), being conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:31, 35), and born of a virgin (Matt. 1:23). He lived a life on earth holy and perfect, without sin (1 Pet. 2:22). He died a sacrificial death on a cross for our sins (2 Cor. 5:21). On the third day, by the power of God, He rose from the dead (Luke 24:39, 1 Cor. 6:14). He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God (Acts 2:33) where forever He lives to intercede for His people (Heb. 7:25).
We believe the Holy Spirit is active in regeneration, convicting us of sin and drawing us to the Savior (John 14, 15, 16). He continues the work of spiritual growth begun at the time of salvation. The Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of those who are saved (Rom. 8:25), and produces in us the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23), and bestows gifts for ministry (1 Cor. 12:4-11).
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, the only rule of faith and practice. The Bible is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:15-17) and as such, the Bible shall be instructional and provide guidance in all matters of the organization.
We believe that salvation is by God’s grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8) and no other way. We believe that all who respond to the gospel in faith will be saved. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6).
We believe that prayer is intimate (Matt. 6:6) and an essential part of a person’s growing and maturing relationship with Christ. (James 5:16b).
We believe that as followers of Jesus Christ we are called to serve God through serving others. We believe that whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, (Matt. 20:26) and that we should model our lives after the life of Christ, in that the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve (Matt. 20:28).
We believe that God will judge the living and the dead. We believe that heaven is the everlasting reward and the eternal home of all believers. We believe that every person who hears the gospel has a choice to accept Christ and spend eternity with Him in heaven or to reject Him and spend eternity apart from Him (hell).