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Veritas Press Statement of Faith
 

We believe that the sixty-six books of the Holy Bible are the only authoritative, inerrant Word of God. Further, we believe that these Scriptures are our final rule in all matters of faith and practice.

We believe that there is but one God, eternally existent in three Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Adam, the first man, sinned in his disobedience toward God and that through his disobedience sin extended to all his posterity. Consequently, all are born sinners, spiritually dead and relationally separated from God.

We believe that because of the ineffable love of God for the world, Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, perfect Man and truly God, came to earth to fulfill the divine Law through perfect obedience. Having lived a sinless life in obedience to His Father, He gave His life on the Cross as the perfect, complete sacrifice for sin. On the third day, God raised Him from the dead, after He had provided a full redemption for His chosen people-those for whom He died. We believe that God will regenerate all for whom Christ died through the invincible power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that we sinners appropriate this work of God's salvation by His grace alone through our faith alone, not as a result of any of our works.

We believe that a true church may be known by its engaging in the pure preaching of the Gospel, the right administration of the sacraments, and the faithful exercising of church discipline. We believe that all Christians will seek to unite in fellowship with such a church.

We believe in the resurrection both of the believer and of the unbeliever-the believer unto the resurrection of everlasting life and the unbeliever unto the resurrection of everlasting damnation.

We believe and embrace the system of doctrine expressed in the early ecumenical creeds of the Church (the Apostles', the Nicene, the Chalcedonian and the Athanasian) and the confessions of faith issuing from the Protestant Reformation, including the Belgic Confession of Faith, the Heidelberg Catechism, The Philadelphia Confession, the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England, and the Westminster Confession of Faith. Where these documents are in conflict we submit to the Westminster Confession of Faith with the understanding that such conflicts should be articulated carefully as if they are secondary doctrines and taught with balance and integrity recognizing that these differences should not cause a breach in fellowship.

We believe our role as educators to be in loco parentis, (in the place of the parent). We believe that parents are responsible to educate their children in the Lord. We believe that educators must be the delegates of the parents, assisting them in the education of their children, but never usurping their God-given parental prerogative and responsibility.

We believe that biblical discipline, the encouragement of an obedient child and the correction of a disobedient child, is a critical and necessary part of education. Under no circumstances will the misbehavior of one child be permitted continually to hinder the education of other children.

We believe that fathers are the God-ordained heads of their households. Wherever possible, we desire that each father assume leadership in the education of his children.

We believe that conflict resolution should be accomplished as quickly and as simply as possible. Concerns and grievances should first be addressed directly to the party involved, in order that justice and charity be duly served.

We employ the time-proven method of the Trivium in the education of the student. This method includes three stages. The Grammar stage studies the fundamentals of disciplines in order to build a framework of knowledge on which later information can be hung. Questions of who, what, where and when are the focus. The Dialectic stage brings the grammar of disciplines into ordered relationships. The goal is to equip students with the thinking skills necessary to recognize sound arguments and ideas and to detect and correct fallacious ones. This stage addresses the questions of how and why. The Rhetoric stage seeks to produce students who can use language, both written and spoken, to express their thoughts eloquently and persuasively. The goal of the Trivium is to educate students not in what to think, primarily, but in how to think, thoroughly, maturely, and biblically.