To teach our children well, we must understand where true knowledge comes from. Patrick Henry College President Graham Walker joins Michael Farris to discuss that question, today on Home School Heartbeat.
Graham, last time you said that your focus is to promote Jesus as the Lord of all knowledge. Tell us what that means in depth.
Dr. Graham Walker:
It means in depth I think something a little different from what people might think. I’m not saying that Christians have a specialized truth that only belongs to them. In fact, the last thing I want to do at Patrick Henry College is to give students the impression that there’s a separate kind of truth perspective that’s available to Christians only and then non-Christians can’t have access to it. The real truth is this: that all truth is God's truth because God created everything. St. Paul says in Romans 1 that even the facts of God’s invisible power and Godhead are available to the unsaved because you can know it through the things that He made.
In Psalm 111:10, the psalmist says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that practice His commandments. Of course, the trick here is that you have to practice His commandments to have a good understanding. God made us body, soul, spirit, mind all knit together, and unless we follow His commandments, our thinking processes are going to be distorted. We want the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And Jesus is the creator of everything and therefore there's one truth. Our students are held accountable to all the facts, and the facts themselves are accountable to Jesus.
Thank you so much for being with us this week. And I wish you so much success as you take over the presidency of Patrick Henry College.
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