The Bible Defines A Biblical Worldview
As the Christian Philosopher VISHAL MANGALWADI so accurately put it… “The Bible is the soul of Western Civilization. It propelled the development of everything good in the Western world; the notion of human dignity, human rights, human equality, justice, optimism, heroism, rationality, family, education, universities, technology, science, culture of compassion, great literature, economic progress, political freedom.”
The bible is the most famous book in all of history. No other book has been more translated, published, distributed, studied, debated, loved or hated.
• Modern medicine was born from the Bible. Based on the Bible’s revelation of God’s high view of the human person, including his body, and Jesus’ expressed desire to heal all men, early Christians were motivated toward the medical research and practice that eventually led to medical hospitals and universities.
• Universities all over the world owe their existence to the Bible. Augustinian monasteries and Cathedral schools in the first millennium A.D. blossomed into West European universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Prague, Heidelberg, and Wittenberg.
• Jesus’ compassionate teachings like the story of the “Good Samaritan” and His sacrificial care for those who were in need led the way to philanthropy, humanitarian aid and ultimately to the establishment of non-profit organizations.
• Modern ideas of human rights and equality are based on the Bible’s declaration that all human beings are created in the image of God and therefore worthy of the redemptive sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ.
• The Mosaic principles of blind justice and the evidence-based court system are the foundations of our criminal and civil justice systems.
• The Bible is the only book one can read to learn of God’s plan of salvation by grace through personal faith in Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. No wonder the Bible says, Matthew 4:4. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God”.
The Bible Program at GGIS
• Given the fact of the Bible’s enormous impact on our personal lives and on the entire Western Civilization, GGIS considers the daily 30 minute bible class to be the most important part of the daily instructional program. Our desire is that all of our students will, through the study of God’s Word, His creation and the academic disciplines, understand God’s plan for their lives and follow Jesus Christ in His care for people, self-sacrificial generosity and compassion for the needy of our world.
• All students receive biblical instruction daily. Bible classes provide students with age appropriate lessons that give them an understanding of how the Bible is laid out, the story of redemption and GGIS’s core values: morality, discipline and respect. The Lower school teachers have flexibility in their daily schedule, but generally place the bible teaching early in the day. Upper school students begin each day with either a formal bible class (3x/week), Homeroom Bible (1x/week) or Chapel (1x/week). These morning Bible classes create a loving and God-centered school environment where truth is sought and Christ’s love is manifested.