Logos Academy Beliefs
We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible were inspired by God and therefore without error in their original autographs. This inspiration extends to all parts of the writings: historical, poetic, doctrinal, and prophetic. The Bible is to be interpreted literally, grammatically, and historically.
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience.
We believe that God created sinless spiritual beings known as angels. One of these angels, Satan, sinned through pride. Other angels followed him in his moral fall and became the demons, who now help Satan in his purpose to oppose the work of God. Through the serpent in the Garden of Eden Satan tempted Adam and Eve and introduced sin into the human race. Satan will one day be confined eternally to the lake of fire.
We believe that other angels kept their holy state and are now sent out by God to minister to people who will inherit salvation.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God. Thus the life of every human being, including the unborn, the aged, and the ill, is sacred. Abortion at any stage of pregnancy, euthanasia and suicide are sinful. God has delegated to man the authority to take human life only in the cases of capital punishment and legal war. God determines a person’s unalterable gender at his or her earliest existence. We believe that man fell through sin, lost his spiritual life, and became subject to Satan. This spiritual depravity has been transmitted to the entire race of man with the exception of Jesus Christ. Hence every human is born separated from God and corrupt by nature.
Marriage is to be between one man and one woman for life. Sexual activity of all sorts is to be between this husband and wife only, for whom the primary purpose of marriage is the propagation and nurture of children.
Christ’s First Coming
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, was born of a virgin, received a human body and lived a sinless life. He died as a substitute to pay for the sins of all mankind. He came back to life in the same body in which He was crucified, ascended to heaven and now sits at the right hand of His Father.
We believe that a person can be rescued from sin only by believing in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Further, faith in Christ alone is necessary for salvation. One who has trusted in Jesus Christ cannot lose his salvation, but the extent of his eternal rewards is dependent on his faithfulness in service.
The Christian Life
We believe that all Christians are to live according to the promptings of the Spirit, not the flesh, and therefore should live righteously. All Christians should be maturing spiritually and using their differing spiritual gifts to help other believers mature spiritually. Some gifts, such as prophecy, speaking in tongues and miraculous healings, were temporary. God has not promised believers either perfect health or financial prosperity in this life. All Christians are responsible to take the gospel into all the world that people might be saved.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, took up permanent residence in believers starting on the day of Pentecost. At the moment of salvation, He baptizes every believer into the body of Christ, so that believers are not to seek a “second work of grace” subsequent to salvation.
We believe that the church began on the day of Pentecost and is distinct from Israel. Water baptism of professing believers, not infants, and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances which the church is to practice today.
We believe that God accomplishes His purpose on earth through man under varying administrative responsibilities. We distinguish the dispensations of the Mosiac law, the church age and the millennial reign of Christ.
We believe that the next sequential events in the fulfillment of prophecy are the Rapture of the church, the seven-year Tribulation, the return of Jesus Christ to the earth, His thousand year reign, the Great White Throne judgment and the eternal state.
We believe that at death believers enter immediately into the presence of the Lord, but unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery, not annihilation.