A Statement of Faith is a compilation of an organization's or individual's core beliefs. This statement is a brief and simple attempt at representing the doctrines of the Churches which participate in making this camp program possible. This statement is in no way intended to stand in the place of or replace each Church's official Statement of Faith.
Inspiration of the Bible
We believe the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is the verbally inspired Word of God (II Timothy 3:16) and has been preserved by the promise of God (I Peter 1:23-25).
Preservation of the Bible
We believe God’s Word has been preserved for the English speaking people through the King James Version which is the only English Bible translated solely from the Masoretic and Received Texts (Textus Receptus).
We believe Jesus Christ was born of Mary the virgin, and is the very Son of God. (Matthew 1:23)
Christ's Payment for Sin
We believe that Christ died for our sins (I Corinthians 15:3), and that He arose from the grave the third day. (I Corinthians 15:4)
Access to God
We believe that Jesus Christ alone is the mediator and intercessor between God and man. (I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25)
We believe that in order to be “saved” the soul must be born again, (John 3:3) through repentance (Luke 13:3) and faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) in Christ as Savior.
We believe that every born again person should declare his/her faith through baptism by immersion in water. Baptism is an act of obedience and in no way contributes one’s salvation. Biblical baptism can only be administered under the authority of a local Church. (Acts 10:47-48)
We believe that Christ keeps those who are born again eternally secure. (II Timothy 1:12; John 10:28)
We believe that Christians are called to be separated from worldly, sinful practices, and separated unto holiness and a life of usefulness for Christ. (II Corinthians 6:17) We will elaborate on two specific areas of separation that are pertinent to the camp setting:
- The camp dress code included in the camp rules is intended to act as a buffer between the extremes of the world’s lack of standards and the appropriate, Christ-honoring interactions between boys and girls we wish to provide at our camp. (this dress code does not itself produce Godliness, but it does create an atmosphere that is distinct from that which is produced by the worldly attire children are typically exposed to on a daily basis)
- Human sexuality is a part of God’s design for the marriage between one man and one woman. Since campers are neither married nor ready to consider marriage, no physical romance is allowed between any campers. (for example: pairing off, holding hands, passing notes, kissing, or any other inappropriate/romantic touching)
We believe a church is a local, visible body of baptized believers whose mission is to preach and teach the Word of God, making disciples to do the same. (Matthew 28:18-20, II Timothy 2:2)