MACS Statement of Faith
1. The association shall have members who unqualifiedly affirm the plenary verbal inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments.
2. The creation of man by the direct act of God and in the image of God; that Adam and Eve, in yielding to the temptation of Satan, became fallen creatures and that all men born of them inherit a sinful nature.
3. The Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His incarnation and Virgin Birth, His vicarious atonement for man's sins by the shedding of His blood on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the tomb, His ascension into Heaven, His personal bodily return, His power to save men from sin.
4. The existence of the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Trinity: the necessity of the new birth through the regeneration wrought by the Holy Spirit, the gift of eternal life by grace through faith alone, and the bodily resurrection of all Men.
5. The saved to eternal life and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.
6. We believe that this Statement of Faith is basic for Christian fellowship and that all born-again men and women who sincerely accept it and are separated from the world of apostasy and sin; can, and should live together in peace, and that it is their Christian duty to promote harmony among the Believers.
Membership will not be afforded to those associated with, members of, or in accord with the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches, the Modern Charismatic Movement, or the Ecumenical Movement.
This association is responsible for protecting the interests of Christian schools in Maryland. Specific goals and objectives are as follows:
1. Organize and unify the efforts of the Christian schools in Maryland to achieve common goals in Christian education;
2. Promote high moral, spiritual and academic standards based upon Biblical principles;
3. Represent the interests of the association to executive, legislative, judicial, and bureaucratic bodies of local, state, and national government;
4. Promote legislation that would benefit Christian education in Maryland and nationally;
5. Monitor and influence legislation pertaining to Christian education;
6. Provide the mechanism to enable rapid communication and dissemination of information pertaining to issues of concern to the association membership;
7. Establish programs for accreditation, athletic competition, fine arts competition, academic competition, and other such programs to benefit the students enrolled in member schools;
8. Develop programs that would benefit Christian school education, and the employees of member Christian schools.
MACS recognizes the importance and autonomy of the local church. It is not the purpose of the association to interfere with the internal affairs of member schools or their church