As we continue to consider the Biblical principle for Christian education, we should recognize the importance of two basic questions: 1) What defines ultimate reality, and 2) What is ultimate truth? What one considers to be real and true determines what we value or desire in education. In Colonial times, God was the essence of reality and God’s Word was the source of truth. Yet, over the last 400 years, society has changed to view reality as personalized – in essence setting oneself up to be their own God. As a result, personal experiences form the basis of truth for all. Since reality and truth are personalized, is it no wonder that people disagree about everything today? As a result, today’s desired educational outcomes are political correctness and amorality.
Read what Chuck Colson says about truth and reality in his book, The Body: Being Light in Darkness:
Jesus does not claim to be just one truth or reality among many, but to be ultimate reality-the root of what is and what was-the point of origin and the framework for all that we can see and know and understand . . . All meaning and understanding are rooted in the ultimate reality of God who is. Apart from Him, nothing was created. Apart from Him, we are unable to perceive or to deduce truth about anything.
As Christian families, we need to keep God as the ultimate source of reality and the Bible as the ultimate source of truth. Only then can we begin to educate our children according to God’s plan.
In the previous blog in this series, we defined the desired outcome of Christian education to be “the salvation and discipleship of the next generation.” Christian education defines God as the ultimate reality and the Bible as ultimate truth. This is why the Primacy of Scripture is a core value of Legacy Christian Academy. We spend a large amount of time in Scripture at LCA. Students are taught Bible verses at a very young age. In our Upper School Bible classes, we teach world history through a Biblical lens. Through our apologetics class, we establish the reliability of the Bible which stands today as the best seller of all time, the most scrutinized book of all time, the most accurate history book of all time, and the most verified book of all time. We must never retreat on this pillar – the Primacy of Scripture. The Word of God must remain the basis of Christian education.
Kevin Mosley is in his first year as Associate Head of School at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, Texas, having served the last 9 years as Upper School Principal. An innovative academic leader of 25 years, his record includes managing top-performing teams to cultivate student leaders and promote successful preparation for college and beyond. He is focused on engaging with students and educators in Christian schools and is committed to providing Christ-centered leadership through collaboration and transformational vision.
Legacy Christian Academy is Frisco's preeminent Pre-K through 12 Christian school committed to educating students in a college preparatory environment balanced in academics, athletics, and fine arts–all within the context of a biblical worldview. For more information on Legacy, visit our admissions page.