Our Statement of Faith
The Leadership of Christian Homeschoolers Of Idaho State adheres to the following “Statement of Faith.” All of our volunteers, speakers, authors and vendors do not necessarily agree with this statement, but they have agreed that their comments, workshops content and product offerings will not offend parents who do hold these beliefs. Our hope is that this organization will draw families closer to our Lord Jesus Christ and His plan for their lives.
- The Bible is the only inspired and infallible word of God and constitutes completed and final revelation. The Bible, in its original autographs, is without error in whole or in part, including theological concepts as well as geographical, historical and scientific details.
- God has existed from all eternity in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was God come in human flesh, being fully God and fully man, yet without sin.
- All men are in violation of God’s righteous requirements and His holy character, both by nature and by act, and are therefore under His wrath and just condemnation. The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for man’s sin through His substitutionary death on the cross, the successful accomplishment of which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection.
- Salvation is offered as a free gift to the sinner. This gift must be responded to individually, by faith, believing in God’s Word, not trusting in any personal good works whatsoever, but trusting only in the atoning sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.
Our Hope is in Jesus Christ
There are some of you who may not know Jesus Christ personally. We are explaining below a very basic description of the message of the Bible and what hope in Jesus Christ is all about. Please take time to learn about our hope, Jesus Christ.
All are sinners
No matter how good or moral we may be, God’s Word says that we fall short of God’s standards. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
All are under the penalty for sin
The final penalty for sin is death and this death means separation from God forever. “For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23. Christ died to pay the penalty for sin. God sent His only Son, Jesus the Christ, to die in your place. As your substitute, He took your penalty on Himself. “But God commended His love toward us that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Salvation is offered free
Christ purchased our salvation with His blood on the cross and offers it as a free gift. A gift is not earned, and it is not yours until you accept it. “The gift of God is eternal life.” Romans 3:23. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy, He saved us.” Titus 3:5
Salvation (Christ) must be accepted
“That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9. If you are willing to repent (turn from your sin), put your trust in Christ alone to enter your life and save you, eternal life in the presence of God will be yours. A prayer that you might pray is, “Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner. Forgive my sins as I turn my back on my sins; and save my soul, in the name of Jesus Christ.”
If you have repented and accepted Christ, here are some things that you can do to begin to grow in your new life.
- Let us know, or a Christian friend, so that we can rejoice and offer help.
- Publicly confess your faith in Christ at a Bible believing Church.
- Be baptized and join a Bible believing church.
- Pray and study God’s word.