2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
As a conservative and fundamentalist organization, it is our desire to be distinct and separate from the world. 2 Timothy 3 describes individuals who have a form of godliness, but they lack the power of God in their lives. While there are many Christian schools, unfortunately, many Christian schools do not remain distinct and different from the rest of the world. Therefore, they offer little more than the average public school while on limited budgets and resources. This is NOT Christian education. Desiring to maintain this distinction and separation from the world’s philosophy of living and even of academics, P.C.S. stands in stark contrast to even many so-called Christian schools. As such, we discourage bringing the world’s philosophy into our school life in areas such as dress and hairstyles as well as in worldly entertainment such as music, movies, television, etc.
TRUTH, WISDOM, AND EDUCATION
2 Timothy 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
At P.C.S., we strive for high academic standards and a quality education. Yet, 2 Timothy 3:7 gives a disturbing observation. It is possible to expend lots of effort in the pursuit of learning without ever actually arriving at truth. This is because truth and wisdom, upon which education is based, ultimately emanates from God and His Word. Therefore, this is the basis for true education. I Corinthians 1 draws a stark contrast between the world’s wisdom and God’s wisdom.
I Corinthians 1:19-20, 25, 27, 30
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men... 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification [i.e. Christlikeness], and redemption:
Thus, true education must strive to uphold the Word of God as its sole authority for faith and practice. At P.C.S., this means the Word of God will be revered and taught in every class as well as in determining rules and discipline procedures. It is integrated into the very fabric of our daily routines and into student life thus building a Biblical worldview for our students. In an effort to enhance this endeavor, we have chosen primarily Bob Jones University Press and A Beka Books for our curriculum.