The mission of Red Sea Preparatory Academy is to unite the truth of God’s word with real-life experiences that can be applied while living in a rapidly changing world.
In fulfilling our mission we,
Provide a cutting-edge method to ministry
Teach young adults how to apply the Lord’s word to real life experiences in a real world
Give young adults the spiritual tools needed to wage war on carnal challenges and demonic forces
Promote confidence and boldness when using power and authority through Jesus Christ
Expose young adults to their spiritual gifts
Increase mission and civic engagement through volunteering, missionary work and trips, and social outings.
What we believe
We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the verbally inspired Word of God in the original writings, written by men divinely inspired. It is our belief that the Word of God has been and continues to be the absolute and supreme authority in faith and life by which all human comportment, truths, creeds, and religious beliefs should be appraised. (Ps 19.7; 2 Tim 3.16; 2 Pet 1.21).
2. Trinity- God in Three Persons
We believe there exists only one uncreated being- the true and living God, Creator and Sustainer of all creation, sovereign Lord of all; existing in three Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, of one essence and divinity, completely and equally God (Gen 1.26; Jer 10.10; Matt 3.16-17; 28.19).
A. God the Father
God the Father governs with sovereignty over His creation- including time and space, and the movement of the course of human history according to the purposes of His grace.
B. God the Son
God the Son is our Savior Jesus Christ, begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin named Mary. He shed His blood on Calvary as the only acceptable, ultimate, and enduring substitute for the sins of humanity, was buried, rose again bodily, and ascended to the Father according to the Scriptures (Isa 7.14; Matt 1.18-25; 1 Cor 15.3; Heb 4.15).
C. God the Holy Spirit
God the Holy Spirit is the chief agent in regeneration, convicting one of sin, and the chief comforter of the believer. Simultaneous with regeneration, the Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the body of Christ (Matt 28.19; John 16.7-11; Acts 5.3-4; Rom 8.9; 1 Cor 12.12-14).
We believe that man is an exceptional creation of God in that he was created in Their image, is not the result of evolution, and composed of body, soul, and spirit. By their own volition, Adam and Eve rebelled against God in their disobedience. This sin corrupted the very nature of man, separated him from the perfect relationship once enjoyed with God, and man incurred divine judgment of spiritual and physical death. Every aspect of man is corrupted and he is depraved thus “dead in trespasses and sins.” Therefore, man can do good things but his good works have no merit towards God nor can it alter his sinful condition (Job 14:4; 15:14-16; Jer. 13:23; 17:9; Mat. 7:11). The only remedy for mankind’s condition is redemption through faith in what Jesus Christ accomplished for him personally on the cross.
We believe that the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, he is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior.
We believe that salvation is not only a gift from God but also is sustained by the Lord. The Holy Spirit permanently indwells the believer and seals him in salvation for all eternity. Therefore, since salvation is wholly of the Lord, apart from the works of man, we hold that the believer shall be kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation (John 10.28; 14.16-17,26; 1 Cor 2.9-14; Eph 1.13; 2.8-9; 1 Pet 1.5; Jude 24-25).
5. Second Coming- Return of Christ
We believe in the literal, visible, personal, pre-millennial, pre-tribulational return of Jesus Christ for His Church. At this event the dead in Christ and living believers will be translated to meet Him in the air. At the end of the seven year tribulation, Christ will visibly descend with the saints to establish His earthly millennial kingdom (Acts 1.11; 1 Thes 4.13-18; Rev 20.1-6).
We believe that Satan was originally created a perfect being. He rebelled against God. As a result, he became depraved, the Devil and adversary of God and His people, and leader of a host of angels who fell with him. Satan has been judged and defeated at the cross and awaits his ultimate doom at the Second Advent of Jesus Christ (Isa 14.13-14; Ezek 28.13-17; John 16.11; 1 Tim 3.7; Rev 20.10).
We believe in the eternal abode of God and the holy angels, where Jesus intercedes for His people on earth and where the spirits of departed saints await their resurrected, glorified bodies. Heaven is a literal place of conscious bliss to which all saints go upon death and from which the Lord Jesus Christ will come to receive those saints who are alive at His coming. To depart and be in heaven is to be “present with the Lord” and so is “far better” than to remain alive on earth, but the eternal blessedness of heaven is only for those who possess eternal life through faith in the atoning work of Christ (Heb 12.22-24; John 14.1-3; 2 Cor 5.1-10; Phil 1.23, 3.20-21; 1 Thes 4.16-18; Rev 21.1-22.5; John 14.6).
We believe that hell is a literal place of judgment created for the devil and those angels who followed him in his rebellion against God. In the final state, the devil and his demons will spend eternity banished from the presence of God in the Lake of Fire. This same final punishment also awaits all unredeemed people who refuse to believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Scriptures declare that the torment of all the inhabitants in the Lake of Fire lasts forever. Prior to the final state, the soul of the unjust at death is condemned to hades in a state of conscious torment until the resurrection of the unjust. At this resurrection, the disembodied soul is reunited with the resurrected body and cast into the Lake of Fire (Rev 20.10; Matt 25.41; Mark 9.43-48; Rev 14.11; 20.10, 15; Luke 16.19-31; John 5.29; Rev 20.11-15).
We believe in the providence of God, but not that He is the author or approver of sin nor the destroyer of the free will and responsibility of man (John 3.16; Rom 8.28-30).
10. The Church
We believe that the New Testament church is a local body of baptized believers with Christ as its head and the Holy Spirit as its guide. New Testament churches promote God’s work by cooperating together for missions and many other joint efforts. The local church is to be governed independently of outside persons, bodies, groups, or authorities (Matt 28.16-20; Acts 1.6-8; 6.3; 1 Cor 12.12-14; Eph 1.3-6,22-23; 1 Thes 4.16-18).
We believe that the local church observes two ordinances–baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that all who have received Christ as Savior and Lord should be baptized in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; that baptism is by immersion in the likeness of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ; and that the Lord’s Supper should be observed in remembrance of Him to show forth His death for our sins until He comes again (Matt 26.26-30; 28.19-20; Rom 6.3-6; 1 Cor 11.23-26).