HARTSTONE BIBLE CAMP
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Hartstone Bible Camp Statement of Faith is agreed upon and signed by every church group that attends our Northern California Christian campground.
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH:
We believe that the sixty-six books of Holy Scripture as originally given are in their entirety the Word of God, verbally inspired and wholly without error in all that they declare and therefore are the supreme and final authority of faith and life.
We believe in one true God who has eternally existed in three distinct, yet co-equal persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Virgin Birth and the deity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who is also Son of Man, with two distinct natures in one person.
We believe the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross made atonement for the sin of the world, sufficient for all who accept Him as their Lord and Savior.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ which insures the resurrection of all believers who have received God’s gift of eternal life.
We believe in the imminent, visible and bodily return of Christ.
We believe that people were created in the image of God, that they were born into sin through the fall of the first Adam and that they are responsible for their own sin. Sin causes them to be separated from God and apart from Jesus Christ are lost eternally.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably created each person as distinctly male or female (man and woman) (Gen. 1:26-31; 2:18-25; 5:1, 2). These two distinct and complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person and is a sin against God and harmful to the person. Marriage was created and sanctioned by God in which God joins one man and one woman in a single and exclusive union. (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:4-6)
We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. Any form of sexual intimacy outside of marriage is sexually immoral and is morally and spiritually harmful to the parties involved, and is sin against God. (1 Cor. 6:15-7:6; Eph. 5:3-7) Sexual immorality includes, but is not limited to adultery, fornication, homosexual conduct, and pornography. Furthermore, honorable conduct is not suggestive or lewd, but treats one another, including members of the opposite sex, with respectful words and attitude, with purity of speech and recognition of their comfort and dignity. (1 Tim 4:12, 5:2)
We believe that salvation from everlasting punishment and entrance into a state of fellowship with God are secured by the grace of God alone, through faith alone in the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ alone. We believe that all those who have trusted in Christ are spiritually united with Him and are permanently indwelled by the Holy Spirit. We believe that all the saved are eternally secure in Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all who receive Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord and that the indwelling of the Spirit is fully complete in Christ at the moment of salvation.
We believe the Holy Spirit quickens from death into life and continues the work of sanctification in the believer.
We believe that all believers comprise the church, which is the body of Christ, and that Christians are called to witness for Christ.
While at Hartstone Bible Camp or related activities we require all staff, campers and guests to conduct themselves in a godly way that reflects and honors these Biblical values.