Christianity is the faith of enlightenment and intelligence. In Jesus Christ abide all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. All sound learning is, therefore, a part of our Christian heritage. The new birth opens all human faculties and creates a thirst for knowledge. Moreover, the cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence, and should receive along with these the liberal support of the churches. An adequate system of Christian education is to a complete spiritual program for Christ's people.


In Christian education there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. Freedom in any orderly relationship of human life is always limited and never absolute. The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:19  ; Matthew 5:2  ; Matthew 7:24  .; Matthew 28:19-20  ; Luke 2:40  ; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31  ; Ephesians 4:11-16  ; Philippians 4:8  ; Colossians 2:3  , Colossians 2:8-9  ; 1 Timothy 1:3-7  ; 2 Timothy 2:15  ; 2 Timothy 3:14-17  ; Hebrews 5:12-6:3  ; James 1:5  ; James 3:17  .