Statement of Faith

Basis

The supreme standard of the association shall be the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as the infallible word of God, as it is interpreted by the Reformed Confessions.

Creed

Believing that the Lord God, by graciously giving the Scripture, has revealed to His people certain basic principles intensely relevant to education, the association is governed by the following guiding principles:

  1. LIFE: Since life is religion, God summons us to serve Him everywhere and requires from us that we educate our children in the fear of the Lord.

  2. BIBLE: The Word of God written, is the power of God unto salvation, the truth that enlightens our understanding and the only infallible authority for all our activity, including the education of our children. In revealing that the world in its origin, gracious preservation and ultimate restoration is the handiwork of God and that the glorification of His Name is the purpose, of creation, the Scripture provides us with the true key to the knowledge of God, ourselves and the world.

  3. GOD & CREATION: Since God has created all things by His Word and Spirit we cannot understand the world rightly but in its relations to the Triune God.

  4. MAN: Man was created in the image of God to enjoy the true communion with his Creator and was instructed to exercise dominion over the world in strict and loving obedience to God, to interpret all reality in accordance with His design and law and to reflect in his Person and works the excellence of his Maker.

  5. SIN: Man by disobeying God's law and forsaking His office, estranged himself from God and his neighbour, and brought God's curse upon creation. As a result man became blind to the true meaning of life and misuses and represses the knowledge of God which confronts him in creation and Scripture.

  6. CHRIST: The Christ of the Scriptures, the Word of God incarnate, redeems our life in its entirety, restores our fellowship with God and the neighbour and renews our mind to know rightly God, ourselves and the world in which we live.

  7. THE KINGDOM OF GOD: The Kingdom of God makes education and science possible and meaningful. Since we subject every thought to the obedience of Christ, we therefore reject every attempt to withdraw any aspect of life from the divine commandment to love the Lord with all our heart and mind.

  8. PURPOSE: The purpose of Christian education is to direct the child to commit his heart to the truth, to attain understanding, wisdom and righteousness and to perform his competent and responsible service to the Lord.

  9. PARENTS: God has given parents the responsibility to nurture and educate their children. Parent controlled Christian schools should be established in order to enable parents to fulfil their educational responsibility.

  10. THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: The school established and controlled by an association of Christian believers in accordance with legitimate standards and provisions, possesses the freedom of function in the field of education in complete and voluntary submission the Kingship of Christ.