The Call to Battle
Every person in this world will develop and live by a worldview. A worldview is a comprehensive view of life through which we think, understand, and judge, and which determines our approach to life and meaning. We live in a culture that is sending out messages that are strong, destructive, and many times anti-God.
The Word of God tells us that it is our responsibility as parents to give our children a Biblical worldview. Our children need a system of beliefs that is grounded in the truth of God’s Word. One of the great advantages of a Christian education at Metrolina is that we can focus on spiritual formation in addition to the intellectual development of a student.
I ran across a great quote by C.S. Lewis awhile back that illustrates the importance of preparing our children and ourselves for the battle intellectually. Lewis stated: “God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than any other slackers. If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you are embarking on something which is going to take the whole of you, brains and all.”
God gave us the “call to battle” in His Word. There are three verses that I want to share with you that demonstrate the call He has placed on us to be ready. First, 1 Peter 1:13 declares: “Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” Next, 1 Peter 3:15 exhorts us to: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have.”
Finally, 1 Timothy 6:20 proclaims: “Timothy, guard what you have been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge.” What a privilege we have at Metrolina of being able to use 16,000 classroom hours of training from Kindergarten through twelfth grade to not only provide a top quality education but also to help instill in our students a Biblical worldview.
As the Head of School, I am very proud that our students are testing well above the national average on standardized tests and outperforming the state on the SAT, ACT, and other College Board tests. However, I am much more pleased to see the difference that Jesus has made in the lives of our students. I love seeing our students embrace and live by a Biblical Worldview.
I have raised three children of my own in Christian education and I am eyewitness to the difference that a Christian education makes in the life of a child. I so appreciate the sacrifices that you are making to provide a Christian education for your children and I am convinced that you will discover as I have that it will be the single greatest investment of your life.