Statement of Faith
of Show-Me Christian Youth Home

We believe in one God

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

(Genesis 1:2; Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; John 1:1, 4-24, 14:9, 16-20; James 1:17; II Peter 1:12).

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible

(Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, our one and only Savior
(John 1:14, 3:16; II Peter 3:18; I John 4:9)

He was born fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the
Virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life.

(Matthew 1:18, 21:11; Luke 1:26-38;
John 1:14, 19:19: Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; I John 1:1)

He suffered and was crucified for our sins

(Luke 23:1-46)

He died and was buried, but rose again on the third day

(Luke 23:44-24:8; John 20:24-29; I Corinthians 15:3-8)

He ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father

(Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1)

He will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead

(Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11, 10:39-42; I Peter 4:5)

We believe in the Holy Spirit
He is a personal and active part of the triune God

(John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8;Romans 8:26-27)

He indwells every Christian

(I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; II Timothy 1:14)

We believe in the Bible – God’s Holy Word
We believe that God inspired the original writings of the Scriptures, and therefore the
Bible is completely trustworthy in all its parts

(John 14:26, 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; I Corinthians 2:12-13; II Timothy 3:14-16; II Peter 1:20-21)

We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice

(Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18, 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)

We believe that people, though created by God in His image, willfully sin against God and
are consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ

(Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23)

We believe that salvation—the forgiveness of sins—cannot be earned but is given to us by
God’s grace only through the blood of Jesus Christ

( Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:1-11, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrews 10:19-22; I Peter 1:18-19; I John 1:7)

We believe that we must respond to God in faith (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Believing and confessing the truth about Jesus (Matt 10:32, 16:15-16; Rom 10:9-10)
Turning away (repenting) from sin (Acts 2:38, 3:19, 17:30)
Trusting Jesus as Savior and Lord (Romans 10:11-13; Philippians 2:11)
Being baptized (immersed) into Christ (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-4)
Following Christ in trust and obedience (Romans 6:11-23, 12:1-2)
We believe in the church of Jesus Christ, consisting of all Christians everywhere (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47; Ephesians 1:22-23)
We believe in the church’s mission: making disciples of all nations, baptizing them and
teaching them to obey all of Jesus’ commands (Matthew 28:18-20)
We believe that those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity with Him (John 3:16, 6:39-40, 11:25-26)

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