Statement of Faith

High Sierra Outdoor Institute is a non-denominational para-church organization cooperating in ministry with Christian Churches, other Christian para-church organizations, Christian Colleges, Christian High Schools, Christian Middle Schools, and Christian Elementary Schools across denominational lines.

We believe…

…the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible and authoritative Word of God
(Second Timothy 3:16 and Second Peter 1:21)

…there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
(Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, and John 10:30)

…in the diety of Christ (John 10:33), and:
-His virgin birth (John 10:33, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35)
-His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15 and 7:16)
-His miracles (John 2:11)
-His vicarious and atoning death (First Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, and Hebrews 2:9)
-His ressurection (John 11:25 and First Corinthians 15:4)
-His ascension to the right hand of God (Mark 16:19)
-His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11 and Revelation 19:11)

…in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of
the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, and that men are justified on the single
ground of faith in the shed blood of christ, and that only by God’s grace and through
faith alone are we saved (John 3:16-19, Romans 3:23 and 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, and Titus 3:5)

…in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they are saved unto the
resurrection of life, and that they are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation
(John 5:28-29)

…in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled
to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14, First Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19-20, and Ephesians 4:30 and 5:18)

…in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, and Galatians 3:26-28)