We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of both the Old and New Testaments by which God the Holy Spirit so moved upon the writers of Scripture that what they wrote is infallible and inerrant and that the Bible is our final basis for life and knowledge. We believe the sixty-six books are the final authority for our faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:16-17 & II Peter 1:20-21)
We believe in one God eternally existing in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4 & Matthew 28:18-19).
We believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of Virgin Mary, and is both undiminished deity and genuine humanity in one person forever. He died as the sacrifice for our sins and that through faith in Him as our Savior, we are declared righteous by God and are eternally secure in Christ. (Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:27, Romans 4:25, 5:8, I Corinthians 1:30, I John 5:11-13)
The Holy Spirit:
We believe that God the Holy Spirit is a personal Being Who convicts the world of sin and Who regenerates, indwells, empowers, guides, and bestows gifts on believers and seals with eternally for God. (John 16:7-11, I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 1:13)
We believe man was created by a direct act of God in His image, that all men sinned in Adam, inherited a sinful nature, and thus incurred both physical and spiritual death. (Genesis 1-2 & Romans 5:12
Man and Salvation:
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, totally apart from human merit and that this experience of regeneration produces a new creature in Christ. (Romans 3:9-23, 5:12, II Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:8-9)
Resurrection and Return:
We believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead – physically and bodily – and that He ascended in like form into heaven, where He continually ministers as our Great High Priest and Advocate. We believe in the literal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to this earth. (Matthew 28:5-6, Acts 1:10-11, Romans 8:34, Revelation 19:11-16)
The Great Commission:
We believe that all believers are under the mandate of Jesus Christ to proclaim the gospel to all the world. (Matthew 28:19-20 & Mark 16:15)
We believe in the local church, as a group of immersed believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its only scriptural officers are bishops or pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus (Matthew 28:18-21, I Timothy 3:1-13, & Titus 1:5-9)
Garland Christian Academy is dedicated to assisting parents in providing an excellent college preparatory academic and extracurricular program within a biblical worldview in order to develop a Christ-like, intellectually-equipped, community-focused, and well-rounded student.