Man does possess a spiritual dimension (Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let him rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground”. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Gen.1: 26, 27, NIV)
Education involves the total being – spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially. (Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. Prov.9: 9, NIV)
Each person possesses unique, individual, potential traits and needs. (“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others let him give generously; if it is leadership let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” Rom.12: 3-8)
The educational experience must involve (as a primary emphasis) the development of Christian beliefs, attitudes, and skills.
An integration of Bible truth will be an inseparable and primary part of the total educational process. Christian concepts will be unified with, inseparable from, and central to the academic contents. f. Children need a steady influence while preparing to live in a complex society. Only the Bible has the answers to man’s needs and longings, and therefore will serve as our final authority on all questions.