“No single truth is adequately comprehended till it is viewed in harmonious relations to all other truths of the system in which Christ is the centre.” -A.A. Hodge
As a Christian school, Naperville Christian Academy affirms the Bible as authoritative and essential to the life of the Christian, and we believe that God calls all of us to submit to the truths he has revealed in it. Therefore, we incorporate its truths into our entire school. The Bible plays a unique role in education because we believe that it helps each of us answer the most important questions of our existence: Where do we come from? Where are we going? How should we live?
Since Scripture’s truths are foundational, we seek to evaluate all knowledge by its standard. By tuning our hearts and the hearts of our students to the rhythm of the Bible, we are free to study anything. We are able to find the God’s truth all over God’s beautifully complex world. This engagement with the world trains students neither to retreat from it in fear nor to assimilate and accept its ways. This balance is affirmed by Scripture itself. Jesus says,
I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. (John 17.14-18)
At the same time, Jesus loves this world, and he died to save it:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3.16-17)
True freedom comes when Christ sets us free, and Jesus, who is “the way, the truth and the life” (John 14.6) tells us that “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32). At NCA we believe this freedom applies to education, which is why a biblical worldview is a non-negotiable part of how we teach.