Statement of Faith
Sekolah Dian Harapan as an educational institution under the Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan (YPPH) hold and subscribe faithfully to the YPPH statement of faith. The short summary taken from YPPH statement of faith document as follows:
As a confessionally Christian educational foundation, YPPH is committed to the Reformed confessions and the tradition and practice of historic biblical Christianity. It, therefore, adheres to the following doctrines of faith. The YPPH Statement of Faith, and the Standards of Conduct which follow, are a vital part of the YPPH articles of incorporation, defining the identity of all YPPH educational institutions and informing and guiding their decisions and actions.
Although there are many historic Reformed confessions and creeds that are good and helpful, YPPH has selected one as a more detailed clarification of the doctrinal position of YPPH and of the system of doctrine taught in Scripture: the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.
While the historic structure of confessions of faith commonly opens with either the doctrine of Scripture or the doctrine of God, YPPH has chosen to begin with a core affirmation of the centrality, for all Christian belief and life, of the person and work and glory of Jesus Christ. The Scriptures clearly affirm, in many places and in many ways, that Jesus Christ is the centerpiece of the biblical story, of the promises of God, of the salvation of the elect, and of the blessed eternal hope. Colossians 1:11–23 is a most exalted and incisive description of the person and work and glory of the Son of God: from eternity past, through the creation and sustaining of all things, by his perfect obedience, atoning death, and glorious resurrection, to the hope of the reconciliation of all things at the end of the age, all according to the will and purpose of God the Father.
The cornerstone of the YPPH Statement of Faith, therefore, is:
of one nature with God the Father,
in whom all the precious promises of God are fulfilled,
by whose death on the cross our sins are forgiven and the elect are reconciled to God,
the firstborn from the dead,
the head of his church,
the provision and power, by His Spirit, for our holiness in word and deed,
the point of gospel witness,
the eternal judge of the living and the dead,
the reigning and returning Lord of heaven and earth and the new creation to come.