The philosophy of Bethesda Christian Schools is based solely upon God’s Word and His direction. Being an extension of Bethesda Baptist Church, the position of the school is one of service and responsibility to the Christian family. Realizing that fathers are instructed in Deuteronomy 6 to teach their children and that responsibility has been vested in us as an institution, we become, in essence, the servant to the home. The purpose at Bethesda Christian Schools is to play a major part in the molding of the lives of young people, so they will be spiritually and academically qualified to assume a proper role in society upon graduation. BCS intends to draw students from homes where parents and students have this similar objective.
Further, this worldview is based on five basic views:
- View of Reality – God is in all things. All things exist and have their being through Him. Through Christ and His Word we can view the real world. (Rom. 11:36, 2 Cor. 4:18).
- View of Man – Man by creation has the highest position on earth. He has the comprehension of God is created in the image of God. Yet man is also depraved (Rom. 3:23, Rom. 1). Left to himself, he will disappoint his Creator (Isa. 53:6). Man’s greatest need then is to return to God and accept Him as Lord and Savior (Rom. 10:9, 10, Rom. 6:23, John 3:16, Rom. 12:1) and faithfully serve Him.
- View of Truth – Man’s reasoning is finite while God’s wisdom is infinite. Therefore, all truth is from God and is revealed by and through His Son and the Word of God (John 14:6, John 17:17). To understand the revealed truth, we must study Him and His Word and judge and interpret truth as seen through the Bible. The material universe and all that exists therein was created by the Word of God from nothing. Creation was accomplished in literal six days. (John 1:1-3, 2 Peter 3:5, Gen. 1, Ex. 20:11)
- View of Education – Education must enable man to understand and learn of God and how to live in His creation. The basis of education is the Word of God and all education is viewed from that perspective.
- View of Authority – Parents have the responsibility of training their children, (Deut. 6, Eph. 6:1-4). Biblical examples, both good and bad, are men such as Abraham and Eli. Psalm 127 shows us children are a heritage of the Lord. The Christian school acts in behalf of the parents, yet ultimate training of children belongs to the parents.