STATEMENT OF FAITH
Our program is founded on strong Christ-focused beliefs that inform the way we teach our students.
The following statements express the doctrinal Christian convictions of the
leadership of CreatEd Institute:
God: We believe in One God, the Triune God, who exists simultaneously as
three distinct persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit —all of whom share equally
and completely one divine nature. This Triune God is eternal, infinite and perfect
and is the transcendent and sovereign Creator of the universe who remains
intimately involved with His creation.
Jesus Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ as both fully divine and fully human. He
exists eternally and became man by virgin birth. We believe in His sinless life,
His attesting miracles and His mission to redeem all people and creation. We
believe in His sacrificial death on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the
dead, His ascension into heaven and His place at the right hand of the Father
where He serves as High Priest and Advocate. We believe in His imminent return
to judge all mankind and complete His redemption for all creation.
Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, as divine
and co-equal with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit seeks to glorify Christ,
provide comfort and counsel to the redeemed, and convict mankind of sin and
righteousness. We believe the Holy Spirit resides in the people of God in order
to empower them for sanctification and service.
Scripture: We believe the Bible is the authoritative and inspired Word of God
without historical, moral or spiritual error. It is the blueprint for reality and should
be recognized as the final authority in every aspect of life.
Mankind: We believe man is created in the image of God and is, therefore, the
crown of God’s creation and chief steward of creation (i.e. the earth). Through
their free choice, the first humans disobeyed God and, as a result, caused all
creation to fall. From this, man incurred both physical and spiritual death. From
the time of the Fall to the present, man has passed on this sinful nature and,
therefore, has been separated from God. Reconciliation and reunion with God
cannot come through man’s own merit. It can only be found through faith in
Jesus Christ, by His sacrifice on the cross and in His resurrection.
Creation: We believe that the physical universe is the creation of God. It reveals
His existence, glory, wisdom, character and power. We believe that God’s work
in creation and God’s Word in the Bible will never contradict one another.
Church: We believe that the church is the spiritual body of the Lord Jesus Christ
who serves as its head. The function of the church is to love God with heart,
soul, mind and body, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. The church exists to
join with God in His great redemptive plan to restore, not only individual souls,
but also all of creation.
Church Affiliation: While we respect the traditions, doctrines and history of the
church, we are neither a seminary, nor affiliated with any denomination. Rather,
we see the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as a reflection of a relational God in
whom unity and diversity co-exist without contradiction. We seek to encourage
the kind of healthy exploration that embraces biblical truth and releases the
individual to enjoy a life of increasing discovery and dependency on God, as
Savior, Father, Counselor and Friend.