Statement of Faith

We believe:
  1. In the Triune God, eternal in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One God, the only living and true God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth.
  2. That the Holy Bible was written by holy men supernaturally inspired and that it is without error. We believe that the sixty-six books from Genesis to Revelation are an infallible record of God's revelation to man and as such are the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We accept for use any Bible translated from the majority text.
  3. In the sovereignty of God in creation, providence and redemption.
  4. In the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally and neither allegorically nor figuratively. We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, and that man's creation was not a result of evolution or evolutionary change (whether theistic or atheistic) through interminable periods of time. We believe that all life, whether animal or plant, was created directly by God after his kind.
  5. In the Providence of God, whereby He upholds the universe, governs the world, supplies the needs of His creatures and brings His will to pass.
  6. That man was created in the image and likeness of God to have dominion over the earth and to do all things to the glory of God.
  7. In man's universal fall into sin through Adam's transgression and in his subsequent guilt, depravity, judgement and condemnation, by which he is alienated from God and is unable in and of himself to turn to God.
  8. In Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father; that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, crucified as a ransom for many, died and was buried, was resurrected from the dead and ascended into Heaven in the same body in which He was crucified; that He is presently at the right hand of God the Father as prophet, priest and king and will personally return to earth in power and glory to judge the living and the dead.
  9. In the free offer of salvation to all men and the necessity of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved.
  10. That salvation is by grace through faith in the Redeemer's blood and that it is a gift of God and not the result of man's works.
  11. In the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in bearing witness to the truth of the gospel, and that He is the agent in regeneration, faith, repentance, sanctification and glorification and that without His work and power, salvation is impossible.
  12. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit begins at regeneration and enables the believer more and more to die unto sin and to live unto righteousness. We believe that the work of the Holy Spirit is clearly defined in the Scriptures and confined to the teachings of the Scriptures. We, therefore, reject any movement which places an emphasis upon the work of the Holy Spirit which is not scriptural.
  13. In the bodily resurrection of all mankind, the unjust being raised to everlasting conscious suffering and the just unto everlasting felicity being made conformable to Christ's glorious body.
  14. In the New Testament Church, as established and authorised by Jesus to preach and teach His gospel among all nations.

Source: extracted from Tyndale Park Christian School Trust Constitution


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