Our Statement of Faith

 

Home Run Ministries Inc., DBA Arrow Christian Academy, is a Christian organization, which subscribes to the basic tenets of Biblical Christianity. The following statements are the belief positions of Home Run Ministries & Arrow and are the basis for its operations and teachings.

● The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and final authoritative Word of God.

● There is only one God, eternally existing in the three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God the Son was revealed in the person of Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man in the flesh, except without sin. God the Holy Spirit indwells and seals any person who accepts Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death as the only payment for their sin.

● Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but through Adam’s sin all men fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God’s righteousness and holy character. Man is now under God’s wrath and condemnation, totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.

● In order to redeem man from his lost condition, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to pay the penalty of man’s sin through His substitutionary death on the cross. Through His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection Jesus Christ has made the way for man to be reconciled with God the Father. Jesus Christ offers this free gift of salvation to man. It must be accepted individually in faith alone, not trusting in any personal acts or works, but in His death and resurrection only.

Our Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality

Our views on marriage, gender, and sexuality derive from our commitment to God (Dt. 6:5; Matt. 22: 37-38) and to His Word (2 Tim. 3: 16 – 17; Dt. 32: 45 – 47; Matt. 4: 4) as expressed in our Statement of Faith and therefore affirm the following:

  • God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female (Psalm 139:14.)  The complementary, relational nature of the human race as “male and female” reflects the created order given by God when He created human beings “in His image” (Gen. 1:26-27; 5:1, 3: 9:6; 1 Cor. 11:7; James 3:9, Romans 8:29; 2 Cor. 3:18; Eph. 4: 23- 24; Col. 3:10.) It is with joy in our finitude that we are to receive the gift of being either male or female.  Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within.
  • The term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2: 18 – 25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Cor. 6:18, 7: 2-5; Heb. 13:4.)
  • Any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matt. 15: 18 – 20; 1 Cor. 6:9- 10.)
  • We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19 – 21; Rom. 10: 9-10; 1 Cor. 6: 9 – 11.)
  • We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12: 28 – 31; Luke 6: 31.)

In order to preserve the function and integrity of Home Run Ministries as part of the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the our members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Home Run Ministries in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess. 5:22.)

Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accordance with Scripture, nor with the policies of Home Run Ministries.