What we believe.
Clemson Area Classical Academy is a Protestant educational program. While we do not teach a specific denominational set of beliefs, the following statements are the core beliefs upon which Clemson Area Classical Academy is founded. These key elements of Christianity will be taught as part of primary doctrine unapologetically across grade levels and subjects.
We believe that there is only one true God, existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit with each person of the Trinity having the same substance, power, and eternality.
We believe that God has revealed Himself through the Holy Scriptures, which is the only sufficient, certain, inerrant, and infallible standard of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience. (The books commonly known as the Apocrypha are not part of the canon of Scripture.)
We believe that all people are separated from God due to their sinful nature and are unable to have a saving relationship with God except by the gift of God’s grace alone, not as a result of one’s works.
We believe that God’s grace is found in and through Jesus Christ alone, who is the eternal Son of God came in human flesh for us and for our salvation, fully God and fully man in one person.
We believe that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life in perfect obedience to the Father, was crucified and died on a cross as a substitutionary atonement for sin, and was buried. After three days, He was resurrected from the dead, thereafter appearing to many people and ascending to the Father in heaven.
We believe that people are forgiven of their sins and are brought into a secure, saving relationship of eternal life with God, through faith alone in Jesus Christ and His finished work. Those who do not exhibit faith and reject Jesus and His work will experience eternal, conscious punishment in hell.
We believe that Jesus, upon His first coming, has inaugurated His kingdom and will physically return at His second coming to raise the dead, judge the world, and establish His consummated kingdom on earth forever.
Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality The gift of gender as male and female is part of the goodness of God’s created order, is the fundamental and universal biological distinction of the human race, and is not determined by one’s self-perception. As embodied spirits, gender is a part of the very core of the body-soul unity that determines the very essence of human nature. It is therefore not possible to sever the connection between one’s gender and one’s biological sex. Marriage is the joining of one man and one woman in an exclusive, lifelong, public covenant. Sexual intimacy is a good gift from God to be enjoyed only within the confines of marriage. Any form of sexual intimacy outside the marriage covenant constitutes immorality. Sexual immorality includes lust, pornography, adultery, polygamy, fornication, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, bestiality, incest, and disagreement with and attempts to change one’s biological gender.