Pinnacle Classical Academy does not require that families subscribe to its statement of faith. However, it does require that parents recognize that PCA’s board, administration, faculty and staff will make all decisions based on the following foundational understanding and that student instruction will be directed according to these beliefs.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible in its entirety is God’s divine revelation – inerrant, infallible, divinely inspired – and we submit to its authority as our only ultimate rule for faith and practice. (Proverbs 30:5-6, II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21)
The Nature of God
We believe in one God, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all things, creating the world in six literal days and resting on the seventh day. He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and all things exist for His glory. (Genesis 1:1, I Samuel 15:29, Romans 11:36, I Corinthians 8:4-6, James 1:17, I John 5:7, Revelation 4:8)
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was fully man, yet who is of one substance with the Father, equal in power and glory, who is the only savior of sinners. We believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Luke 1:26-35, John 1:1 & 14:6, Acts 4:12, Romans 3:25-26, Galatians 4:4-5, Hebrews 5:5-6 & 5:9-10, I Peter 1:19-21)
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of their sin, regenerate God’s elect, and, by indwelling believers, to renew their wills, guide and instruct them in holy living, and empower and equip them for His service. (John 16:7-8, Romans 8:9-11, I Corinthians 12:4-6, Galatians 5:22-23, Titus 3:4-5)
Fall of Mankind
We believe that mankind was created in God’s image and was without sin in his original state. We believe that through Adam’s transgression of God’s commandment, all men fell with him and lost communion with God, are under His wrath and curse, and live in an estate of sin and misery, including the corruption of their whole nature. (Genesis 1:27-28, 2:16-17, 3:6-8 & 6:5, Psalm 51:5, Romans 3:10-12 & 5:12-19, I John 1:8-10)
We believe that justification is an act of God’s grace alone where He pardons all our sins and declares us righteous in His sight based solely upon the merits of Jesus Christ and that justification is received through faith alone in Christ alone. (Romans 3:21-28, 4:5-8 & 8:28-30, Galatians 2:16, Ephesians 2:7-10)
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the triune God has established a visible church which is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit under the authoritative regulation of Holy Scripture, exercising discipline, administering the sacraments, and preaching the gospel of Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20, I Corinthians 11:20-26 & 12:12-31, Ephesians 1:9-10, 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 4:3-6 & 5:23-32, Colossians 1:18, I Timothy 3:14-15)
Final Judgment and Resurrection
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved to the resurrection of life, they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation. (Job 19:25-27, John 5:28-29, Acts 24:15, I Corinthians 15:42-44)
We embrace and adopt the essential truths of orthodox Christianity as articulated in the system of doctrine found in the creeds of the Protestant Reformation. The substance of the preceding eight doctrines is that which we consider primary. For the specific interpretation of these statements, Pinnacle Classical Academy will refer to the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion. In matters of secondary doctrine, Pinnacle Classical Academy respects the right of believers to disagree and will normally defer to the authority of the family and the local church.