STATEMENT OF FAITH

The Teaching and non-teaching Staff of Bethel Livingstone Academy are required to indicate their personal commitment to Christ, their church membership, and their willingness to affirm, and not to teach anything contrary to, the Bethel Livingstone Academy doctrinal basis (given below), That these requirements can be met should be indicated in writing at the initial state of application to work at Bethel Livingstone Academy, and thereafter annually.

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into hell: The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he shall come to judge the living and the dead, I believe in the Holy Spirit, The holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.

Specific beliefs:

  • The Unity of the Godhead and the Trinity of persons therein;

  • The incarnation of the Son of God, His atoning blood, His bodily resurrection, His mediatorial intercession and reign and personal return;

  • The total depravity of human nature in consequence of the fall;

  • The justification of the sinner by faith in Christ alone;

  • The work of the Holy Spirit in the conversion and sanctification of the sinner;

  • The immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, the judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ with eternal bliss of the righteous and the eternal punishment of the wicked;

  • The divine inspiration, authority, and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures;

  • The divine institution of the Christian ministry, and the obligation and perpetuity of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.