The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes that God, the Creator and Sustainer of the earth and the entire universe, is the source of knowledge and wisdom. In His Image God created man perfect. As a result of sin, man lost his original estate. Christian education, by perfecting faith in Christ attempts to restore in man the image of his Maker, nurture in man an intelligent dedication to the work of God on earth, and develop in man a practical preparation for conscientious service to his fellow men.

Seventh-day Adventist’s believe that knowledge of this personal God can never be derived by human reason alone, but that God has communicated His nature, purposes, and plans through divine revelation. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God and contain a revelation of His will to men, and they constitute for the church the only unerring rule of faith and practice. The church membership accepts the gift of prophecy as manifested through special revelation to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the life and ministry of Ellen G White. In this respect Seventh-day Adventist’s accept divine revelation as the guiding principle in their philosophy of education. They believe their SDA teachers are servants of God and the students, children of God.

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