Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God in its entirety and, therefore, is our final authority in matters of faith and practice.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21).

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:33), His virgin birth (Is 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35), His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26), His miracles (John 2:11), His vicarious and atoning death (1Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9), His Resurrection (John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4), His Ascension to the right hand of God (Mark 16:19), His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11).

We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16-19, 5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).

We believe that faith without works is dead (James 2:17, 26).

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation (John 5:28-29).

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 2:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complimentary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:27-28) Rejection of one’s biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins
one man (biological male) and one woman (biological female) 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. (I Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5, Hebrews 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. (Genesis 2:18, 22-24, Matthew 19:4-6, Mark 10:6-9, Hebrews 13:4)

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matthew 15:18-20, I Corinthians 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, Romans 10:9-10, I Corinthians 6:9-11)

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31, Luke 6:31) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the values of Victory Academy Ocala.

We believe in the sanctity of God-given human life, that it begins at the moment of conception and that it is a violation of God’s Sixth Commandment to purposefully and willfully end a life before birth. (Psalm 139:13-16)

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Victory Academy Ocala as part of the local Body of Christ and to provide a biblical role model to Victory Academy Ocala’s staff, students, and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Victory Academy Ocala in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Faith. (Matthew 5:16, Philippians 2:14-16, I Thessalonians 5:22)

This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. Victory Academy Ocala’s Governing Board of Directors has final interpretive authority regarding the Bible’s meaning and application as it relates to Victory Academy Ocala’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline.