STATEMENT 1: CCS STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, 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.
We believe that the term marriage has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 1:18; 1 Corinthians 7:2; 1 Timothy 3:2)
We believe that God intends sexual intimacy only to occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (Matthew 5:27; Mark 7:21; 1 Corinthians 7:3)
We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. (1 Corinthians 6:15-18; Ephesians 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:2-5)
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including but not limited to adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexual conduct, pornography, and attempting to change one’s biological sex or otherwise acting upon any disagreement with one’s biological sex) is sinful and offensive to God. (Romans 1:26-17; 1 Corinthians 5:1-2; 1 Timothy 1:8-11)
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the school as a work and extension of the Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the school community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the school in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, should abide by and agree to this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality and conduct themselves accordingly. Failure to agree to and/or comply with this statement may result in termination of contract.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accordance with scripture.
STATEMENT 2: CCS STATEMENT ON THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps. 139.)
STATEMENT 3: CCS STATEMENT OF FINAL AUTHORITY
Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct: The 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. For purposes of Cary Christian School’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our board of directors is Cary Christian School’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s application.