Statement of Faith
Understand that the above statements do not exhaust the content of our beliefs which are founded within the Word of God.
Teaching Sound Doctrine
But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine (Titus 2:1)
Position On Marriage & Human Sexuality
The institution of marriage has been valued by every culture and society throughout human history. Wayside Christian School believes marriage is an institution ordained by God and prescribed by the Scripture to be a monogamous relationship between a man and a woman physically created in these respective genders by God. We believe God intended heterosexual marriage to be an enduring covenanted relationship established before Himself and man to propagate the human race, lovingly express healthy relational and sexual intimacy, and picture the covenant relationship He has with all genuine believers.
Statement on the Sanctity of Human Life
We believe that followers of Jesus Christ who are governed by the Bible are ethically obligated to preserve, promote, and defend the sanctity of life.
We believe that whenever there is an ethical dilemma the default position should always be to protect life, including the unborn (Prov. 24:11–12). Jesus teaches this principle of carefulness in the Sermon on the Mount when He instructs His followers not only to avoid killing, but to cease from any activity or passion that increases one’s proclivity toward murder (Matt 5.21-22).
We believe that the Bible consistently depicts life in the womb as both personal and human. Therefore, Wayside Chapel and Wayside Christian School affirms the sanctity of life as established by God the Creator and believes that such sanctity extends to the child not yet born. Life is a gift from God. All human life, including life developing in the womb, is created by God in His image and is, therefore, to be nurtured, supported, and protected. From the moment of conception, a child is a human being with all of the developing characteristics of human life, and this life is dependent on the mother for its continued development.
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)