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What Makes Education “Reformed?”


Reformed, or Christian, education means an education which in all its aspects wants to submit itself to the Word of God. Therefore we reject the idea that some elements of education – for example the teaching of skills – could be considered neutral ground where our beliefs and convictions would matter little. We believe that all things are the Lord’s (Rom. 1136 – in Christ all things hold together (Col. 1:17).

Reformed education also relates directly to the four characteristics of an educated person: willing and able to act independently, having developed his or her abilities, committed to serving others, and willing and able to carefully examine his or her own actions. Claiming that educated persons are independent does not mean that they do not need to submit themselves to the Bible as the rule for all of life.

Christians know of only one basis, of only one comfort, and therefore of only one direction in their lives: serve God and your neighbour. Consequently, reformed education will often find itself in conflict of conscience with secular education.

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