The Bible in the Classroom

by Ben McReynolds

Psalm 119:97-104

Oh, how I love Your law!

It is my meditation all the day.

You, through Your commandments,

make me wiser than my enemies;

For they are ever with me.

I have more understanding than all my teachers,

For Your testimonies are my meditation.

I understand more than the ancients,

Because I keep Your precepts.

I have restrained my feet from every evil way,

That I may keep Your word.

I have not departed from Your judgments,

For You Yourself have taught me.

How sweet are Your words to my taste,

Sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Through Your precepts I get understanding;

Therefore I hate every false way.

Knox Classical Academy’s commitment to a classical form of education is only surpassed by our commitment to a Christian education.

In The Seven Laws of Teaching, John Milton Gregory establishes the importance of a Biblical foundation for learning by emphasizing the need for the laws of teaching to be applied in Sunday school. “The Sunday school ought to be the best and most successful of all schools, because it is openly, freely, and fearlessly religious. The whole moral and religious nature of the child is open to its work. Its education ought therefore to dominate, inspire, and consecrate all other education. Through the Sunday school, Christianity is free to pour its faith into all other schools.”

At KCA, students will not only study Scripture itself, but they will also spend a great deal of time learning about the life and times of the Patriarchs, the Apostles, and the Christian leaders throughout the ages, drawing from the classic literature written in eras when Christian Scriptures and creeds were written. Proper application of Gregory’s Seven Laws will help direct teachers and students to discern and appreciate truth “as something noble, enduring and divine—something that God loves and all true and good men revere”. Also, a stance upon the moral foundation of the Bible also strengthens a student, as it does all men, to “hate all falsehoods, sophistries and shams as things that are odious, hurtful, dishonoring, shameful, cowardly, and intensely mean and wicked”.

This approach to education is a contrast to modern academia, which tends to emphasize 19th and 20th century thought as superior to all that preceded. Perpetuation of Atheist Marxism, Darwinism, and Secular Humanism in every educational atmosphere from daycare to university has profoundly darkened our world. But as Christian educators, we have the most significant lamp at our disposal in the form of the written Word of God, and we intend to use it.