Philosophy of Education
- All knowledge comes from God. Whatever is true is of God.
- Man has a fallen nature. Until he is set free from this nature by the redeeming death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, he can never be confident that any proposition is true.
- Reality for the Christian includes the spiritual dimension.
Language is a unique gift from God. Adam and Eve were able to talk with each other and with God from the moment of creation. They did pass on the gift to their children and to us. The study of language is the study of the rules which govern it. In English there are eight parts of speech. In order to communicate effectively through speech or writing, children must learn about those building blocks of language.
Literature is the study of what man has done with God's gift of language. The study must include the best examples of man's writings down through the ages. Whatever is studied must be morally and spiritually uplifting.
Math is the study of one aspect of the orderliness of God's creation. Math has absolute rules which are true for all time. Math is the tool for studying God's creation.
Science is the study of God's universe. Children must be taught that God created this universe out of nothing, that God created man's body out of the dust of the earth, that all scientific discoveries are a part of God's revelation of Himself and His mind to mankind. The theory of evolution must be taught as such; a theory which has never been proven. True science and the Bible are in perfect agreement because they both reveal God's truth about the workings of the universe.
History is the study of what man has done with the time God has given him. All civilizations are not equally good. A culture has value in God's eyes directly in proportion to the degree it is established on and follows Christian, Biblical principles.