Statement of Faith

Mineral Christian School is a ministry of Mineral Baptist Church. As such, and in common with Southern Baptists, we hold the Old and New Testaments as our only and all-sufficient rules of faith and practice. The following are considered fundamental doctrines held by and taught at this school.

We believe that the original manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments comprise the full, truthful, inerrant, and authoritative word of God and serve as the only infallible rules of faith and practice.
Isaiah 40:8, II Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12, II Peter 1:20-21

We believe in the true and living God, one Godhead revealed to us in three persons of equal power and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
I John 5:7, Matthew 3:15, 28:19, II Corinthians 3:14, John 1:14, 15:26, Galatians 4:6

We believe that all things were deliberately created by God in six days, and that all things were created good. We also believe that man was created in the image of God, that sin entered the world through Adam, that all people are separated from God, for all have sinned and are in need of a redeemer.
Genesis 1:1, 1:27, 2:17, 3:1-19; Isaiah 14:12-14; Luke 20:36; Hebrews 1:13-14, 2:5-8, 2:14; 1 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; John 1:1-3, 9:44, 12:31; Colossians 1:16-17; Romans 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3; Revelations 20:10

We believe that salvation from sin can only be obtained by grace through faith in the atonement and righteousness of Jesus Christ. We affirm that believers are eternally secure, have everlasting life, will not come into condemnation, and shall never perish. We assert that evidence of saving faith is displayed through good works, but that good works do not play a role in our salvation.
Ephesians 1:11-14; John 1:12, 2:3, 16:2; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7; Daniel 12:1-2; Matthew 25:31-46; John 3:16, 3:36, 5:24, 10:28-29, 11:25-26; Romans 8:28-39; 1 John 4:11-13; Jude 1; Revelations 20:12-15

We believe in the church, both universally and locally, as the spiritual body of which Christ is the Head. We also believe that the church is entrusted with the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Matthew 16:18; Acts 1:5; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:11-16, 5:22-23; Colossians 1:18

We believe that those whom God has saved are sent into the world by Christ as He was by the Father, commissioned to go make disciples and to make Christ known to the whole world.
Matthew 28:18-20; John 15:8, 17:18, 20:21; Acts 1; Romans 10:14-15; II Corinthians 5:18-20; Colossians 4:2-6; II Timothy 2:14-26

We believe in the physical resurrection of the dead, in the eternal conscious existence of all individuals in either Heaven or Hell, and in the reward of the saved and the punishments of the lost for all eternity.
I Corinthians 3:11-15, 15; Luke 16:19-31; II Corinthians 5:8-10

We believe that marriage unites one man and one woman in a lifetime commitment to each other.
Genesis 2:23-24, Matthew 19:4-6

Marriage provides for intimate companionship, pure sexual expression, procreation and reflects the relationship of Christ and the church.
Genesis 1:28, Genesis 2:25, Genesis 9:7, Malachi 2:15, Ephesians 5:25-33, Revelation 19:7-9

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of the marriage between one man and one woman.
Proverbs 5:15-19, I Corinthians 7:1-5

We believe that a person’s gender is created by God’s sovereign will, as part of the plan He reserves for the individual, and it is not His will for individuals to attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.
Genesis 2:24, Genesis 19:5&13, Genesis 26:8-10, Leviticus 18:1-30, Romans 1:24-29,
I Corinthians 5:1, 1 Corinthians 6:9, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, Hebrews 13:4