About Living Water Christian School | Jacksonville, NC | K-12

Our Beliefs

1. The Scriptures: We believe that the entire Bible, all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and are inerrant in the original writings. Through the providence of God, the Word of God has been protected and preserved, and is the only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

2. God: We believe that there is only one true, living sovereign, holy and eternally existent God. He exists in three co-equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each being a distinct person with a distinct function, but all of one essence and all possessing the same nature, perfection and attributes. The triune God is the creator and sustainer of all things, the source of all truth, and is worthy of worship, confidence and obedience. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Genesis 1:31)

3. Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, shed His blood on the cross to pay the debt of our sins, was buried, resurrected, ascended to the right hand of the Father and will return in glory and power. (John 1:1-3;14: Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:5-9; Colossians 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:11)

4. Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, co-equal and co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is the chief convictor of sin, the chief agent of regeneration and sanctification. The Holy Spirit lives within every believer and empowers every believer to live a Godly life. (John 14:16-19; 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 8:9,11; Titus 3:5)

5. Mankind: We believe that in the beginning God created mankind in His image and is not in any sense the product of evolution. Mankind was originally created with the ability to live perfectly for God’s glory. (Genesis 1:27-31)

6. Sin: We believe that Adam, the first man, sinned by disobedience. This act resulted in the fall of all mankind; therefore, all people have sinned and lost their ability to live for the Glory of God. Every person’s sin incurs both physical and spiritual death until there is forgiveness and salvation by the grace of God. (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-23; 5:12-21; 6:20)

7. Salvation: We believe the salvation of lost and sinful people is a free gift of God’s grace apart from human works, based solely upon Christ’s death and received only through faith in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and His resurrection from death. (Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

8. The Church: We believe that the church is the body of Christ and the family of God. It is made up of saved and baptized believers, who regularly come together for worship, fellowship and ministry. (Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Hebrews 10:25)

9. The Home: We believe that God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of society. It is composed of persons related to one another by blood or adoption with marriage as the foundation. Marriage, as designed by God, is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment. In addition to these important beliefs, we also believe that God has given the parents and home the responsibility to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We believe that a consistent and whole education will occur when home, church and school work closely together and in agreement on the basic concepts of life. (Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 22:6)