Christian Educational Philosophy

Mt Horeb recognizes that the God-given responsibility for the education of children rests with the parents (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). The place of the Christian school is to be an extension of the Christian family and should assist and complement the parents in that responsibility, “And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken”. Ecclesiastes 4:12 The Bible is the foundation for the education of our children. From the Scriptures, we understand that God desires certain principles, beliefs, and values to be developed in our children. These include:

  1. The view that all knowledge is to be interpreted from a Biblical perspective. All academic
    subjects are to be taught with an understanding of the absolute standards of truth, which God has established through His Word.
  2. Respect for authority (Romans 13:1; Hebrews 13:17). One’s view of authority directly influences his/her concept of God.
  3. The meaning of true success and how it is achieved (Joshua 1:8, Proverbs 22). The key is for each person to discover what God’s will is for himself and then to do it through developing the traits, which are good, and correcting those, which are not.
  4. Personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (John 3:3). Salvation is essential for success in any area of Christian education.
  5. Respect for the rights of others (Luke 6:31). Following this “golden rule” helps improve relationships.
  6. Personal integrity (Psalms 1:1-2; Ephesians 4:29). Honesty and truth are to be upheld at all
    times.
  7. Productivity and the desire to always do one’s best (Ecclesiastes 9:30; 2 Timothy 2:15). A healthy work ethic has application in many areas of life.
  8. Personal conviction and Christian witness (James 4:17; Matthew 5:16, 28:19-20). Being willing to take a stand for the cause of right and declare that the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed is necessary in this world.
  9. Holding to the traditional family structure (Genesis 2:24).

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