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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), describe the special

creation of man and woman (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:5-

25), and define marriage as between one man and

one woman (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5). Scripture

elsewhere dictates that any sexual activity outside of

marriage is an abomination before the Lord (Exodus

20:14; Leviticus 18:1-30; Matthew 5:27-32; 19:1-9;

1 Corinthians 5:1-5; 6:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7).

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 whole or in 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

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