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Welcome to GGCS.  A PreK - 8th grade school serving the greater Philadelphia area.

STUDENT

HANDBOOK

CHAPTER 1: PURPOSE & STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

 

 

Purpose

 

Gospel of Grace Christian School exists to equip students with an intimate, personal knowledge of Jesus Christ, along with the highest standards in academics. Jesus Christ is the focal point of all learning, since all things were created by Him and for His glory, Colossians 1:16: “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:” Academics cannot thus be separated from Jesus Christ, but are inherently bound to a knowledge of Him.

 

 

 

Vision

 

Our vision is for students to grow spiritually, cognitively, emotionally, socially, and physically. Ultimately, we hope that students will come to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Students must be armed with a full knowledge of Jesus Christ and His word so that they are not spoiled by the deceptions so prevalent in the world today. To this end, students shall be given a Biblical worldview in Creationism (which is the only true and Biblical view of the existence of the universe and all that is in it), as well as a Biblical worldview in many other disciplines.

 

Jesus Christ in His fullness as Savior, Lord, Healer, and coming King shall be taught to all students. Students shall be taught the value and importance of accepting God’s free gift of salvation through Christ, and the fact that they are saved by grace alone through faith, Eph. 2:8-9. They shall also learn to present their bodies as living sacrifices for Christ to live in and through them to perform His good work, and to continue His ministry for the salvation of precious souls through their spirits and bodies which are His, Romans 12:1-2.

 

 

Statement of Faith

 

We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (66 books) are divinely inspired and have been provided by God as our final authority in faith and life. These scriptures are infallible and inerrant. We believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as one, yet three distinct persons. We believe Jesus Christ was virgin-born, lived without sin, and died and rose again to obtain salvation for those who will trust Him alone by faith.

 

We believe that we, as mankind, are dead in sin, incapable of earning any favor of God. Romans 3:10-12: “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”

 

We believe that salvation comes as a free gift from God to those who trust Him; that they are kept by His promise and power, Ephesians 2:8-10: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

 

And in 1 Peter 1:3-5 we read: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

 

We believe that those truly born again will not use God’s gift as a liberty to continue in sin, but will be yielded to separate from worldly and sinful practices out of love for Him.

 

Rom 6:1-4: “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

 

We believe in the eternal, blissful estate of those who are saved, and the eternal punishment of those who are lost.

 

 

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