Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 1

Introducing The Master’s College
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THE COLLEGE
Philosophy of Education
Statement
The Master’s College is a comprehensive liberal
arts and professional preparation institution, using
biblically-centered curricula and co-curricular
programs to educate maturing disciples of the Lord
Jesus Christ.
We affirm and teach that:
•The Holy Bible provides the authoritative base of
our curricula, and that each academic discipline
must be evaluated from a biblical perspective.
That which is in harmony with the Word of
God is truth and that which contradicts it is in
error. We exercise thoughtful Christian liberty
where the Scripture permits it.
•There is no dichotomy between the sacred and
secular; we treat the pursuit of education as an
act of worship that honors and glorifies God.
•The goal of education is to prepare the whole
person. We seek to instill in our students the
knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for
their chosen profession, while cultivating their
spiritual growth, strengthening their moral
character, and developing their abilities as
citizens and leaders.
Doctrinal Statement
The Holy Scriptures.
We teach that the Bible is
God’s written revelation to man, and thus the 66
books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit
constitute the plenary (inspired equally in all
parts) Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Peter
1:20-21).
We teach that the Word of God is an objective,
propositional revelation (1 Corinthians 2:13; 1
Thessalonians 2:13), verbally inspired in every word
(2 Timothy 3:16), absolutely inerrant in the original
documents, infallible, and God-breathed. We teach
the literal, grammatical-historical interpretation of
Scripture which affirms the belief that the opening
chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal
days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17).
We teach that the Bible constitutes the only infallible
rule of faith and practice (Matthew 5:18; 24:35;
John 10:35; 16:12-13; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2
Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We teach that God spoke in His written Word by
a process of dual authorship. The Holy Spirit so
superintended the human authors that, through
their individual personalities and different styles of
writing, they composed and recorded God’s Word
to man (2 Peter 1:20-21) without error in the whole
or in the part (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16).
We teach that, whereas there may be several
applications of any given passage of Scripture,
there is but one true interpretation. The meaning
of Scripture is to be found as one diligently applies
the literal, grammatical-historical method of
interpretation under the enlightenment of the Holy
Spirit (John 7:17; 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-15;
1 John 2:20). It is the responsibility of believers
to ascertain carefully the true intent and meaning
of Scripture, recognizing that proper application
is binding on all generations. Yet the truth of
Scripture stands in judgment of men; never domen
stand in judgment of it.
God
We teach that there is but one living and true God
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7; 1 Corinthians 8:4),
an infinite, all-knowing Spirit (John 4:24),
Introducing The Master’s College