Sunday, November 7, 2010
It is Sunday....
Baptist Faith & Message (2000)
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 necessary 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.
Deuteronomy 4:1,5,9,14;6:1-10;31:12-13; Nehemiah 8:1-8; Job 28:28; Psalms 19:7;119:11; Proverbs 3:13;4:1-10;8:1-7,11;15:14; Ecclesiastes 7:19; Matthew 5:2;7:24;28:19-20; Luke 2:40; I Corinthians 1:18-31; Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 4:8; Colossians 2:3,8-9; I Timothy 1:3-7; II Timothy 2:15;3:14-17; Hebrews 5:12-6:3; James 1:5;3:17.