Statement of Faith
In all that we do at Camp Cherith – Lanark, particularly in staffing and preparing our camp program, the following statement of belief guides us. Every volunteer and employee is expected to sign and abide by this statement, which is common to all Cherith camps across North America.
- in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17, Matthew 28:19)
- Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man (Matthew 1:18-23)
- the scriptures of Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and of supreme and final authority in the faith and life (II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 3:16-17)
- man was created in the image of God; he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born in sin and this sinful nature is the original of all sinful acts in thought, word, and deed (Genesis 1:26, Romans 5:12, Isaiah 59:2-4 , Romans 6:23)
- the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in him are justified on the ground of his shed blood (Romans 5:8-9)
- in the bodily resurrection of Christ and his ascension to heaven, and in his present work as High Priest and Advocate (I Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 4:14-16)
- in the personal return of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4:16-17)
- in the bodily resurrection of the just to everlasting blessedness, and the unjust to everlasting punishment (Acts 24:15, Revelation 20:15, Romans 6:23)
Unifying Denominational Differences
Since many denominational groups attend Camp Cherith – Lanark, our staff members are asked not to promote or practice denominational distinctives which are not found in our statement of faith. We encourage the unity we find through the Holy Spirit by adhering to the basic beliefs we hold in common.