Biblical & Theological Foundation
Whitefield College stands in the tradition of the great American Christian colleges and universities. We affirm the perspective of the first American college (Harvard), which established this standard:
Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let every one seriously set himself to prayer in secret to seek it of Him.
The founders of Harvard, and other faithful educators down through the ages, understood that men do not discover truth; it is revealed to them (Matthew 16:17). Today’s secular world teaches the opposite – truth is “discovered,” especially within oneself. Christians understand, however, that unless God the Father reveals Christ to us, we search for truth in vain, for He is the Truth, and His Word is the Word of Truth. The Holy Scripture is the only infallible guide for faith and practice, and through it God speaks to all areas of life and living, both the so-called “secular” and sacred, the civil, the ecclesiastical, the individual and the community, the family, and the nation. Whitefield College was established to train students in a Christian or biblical world and life view. As noted, Christians are people of the Book. God’s Word is Truth and, therefore, it is the foundation of true education. Christians are not to imbibe the relativistic standards of the day, but are to be transformed by the renewing of their minds as they study, understand, and meditate upon the Bible (Romans 12:2). Thus, the focus of the curriculum is the Bible. It is the standard for every discipline and the touchstone of truth for every subject; in short, the Bible is the foundational textbook of Whitefield College. The combination and utilization of audio lectures by scholarly Christian professors, textbooks that explain and explore the subject matter under discussion from a technical and biblical perspective, and writing assignments that require the student to express what he is learning and establish a thesis and the ability to defend it, enables Whitefield College to offer quality Christian education to students seeking individual and flexible study schedules, rather than a regulated campus program. Such flexibility makes Whitefield the ideal college choice for graduates of home schools and Christian schools.