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step 8: principle 4–Conscience is the Most Sacred of all Property

That’s a mouthfull! And it’s also rich in meaning. Property-the exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing; ownership. Conscience- the principle within us, which decides on the lawfullness or unlawfullness of our own actions and affections, and instantly approves or condems them. Property is a privilege and responsibility (must have Christian character). It is an issue of stewardship. Earlier generations felt conscience was a “distinct possession” (James Madison). …In a word, as … read on, my friend…

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step 8: principle 3–America’s Heritage of Christian Character

The highest example of Christian self-government is, well, Jesus. Of course He is our model and who we strive to pattern our lives after, hence the “Christian” descriptor. To be self-governed, we must have the character to sustain it. And to do that we must have these seven principles demonstrated in our lives. To me, this principle should be listed last and be the sum of all the other principles. It encapsulates your life as you … read on, my friend…

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step 8: principle 2– Christian Principle of Self-Government

He knows not how to rule a kingdome, that cannot manage a Province; nor can he wield a Province, that cannot order a City; nor he order a City, that knows not how to regulate a Village; nor he a Village, that cannot guide a Family; nor can that man govern well a Family that knows not how to Govern himselfe; neither can any Govern himselfe unless his reason be Lord, Will and Appetite her … read on, my friend…

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step 8: principle 1–God’s Principle of Individuality

This is the first in a 7-part series for step 8, covering each of the 7 biblical Principles of America’s Christian History and Government. They are not at all meant to be comprehansive, but merely some of my thoughts on these principles as I read each section in A Guide to American Christian Education. “Everything in God’s universe is revelational of God’s infinity, God’s diversity, God’s individuality. God creates distinct individualities. God maintains the identity and individuality of … read on, my friend…

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Step 4: what Biblical Principle Approach is not

This is an interesting topic, no? Here are some things that Mr. Rose highlights are not found in the BPA. (The scriptures I have added to demonstrate these as principles in God’s Word.) BPA is not: the teacher dominating the subject or student. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. John 16:13 If the Holy Spirit is gentle to guide, we are to be also. encouraging adults … read on, my friend…

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step 2: defining BPA, 7 principles and 4-R’ing

Step 2 of the 12 steps in Mr. Rose’s book involve reading a short overview of the seven principles of America’s Christian history and government and what it means to 4-R. I will go into the seven principles in much more detail as the  study goes on, so I will only list them in this post. Biblical Principle Approach refers to: rediscovery and reinstatement of principles on which the character of our country was built. … read on, my friend…

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God’s Principle of Individuality

When I read Mr. Rose’s Guide I was a happy mama. It validated some thoughts I had about the seven principles of America’s Christian history. I keep coming back to the principle of individuality over and over. I wasn’t quite sure if I was just using it as an easy out” for times when I couldn’t take more time to study. (Do you ever feel like you should be getting really “deep” insights when you … read on, my friend…

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Ten reasons to study science from the Principle Approach

Science is a terrific subject to view from the Bible because, like mathematics, science is orderly and predictable. Here are ten reasons I encourage you to study science from the Biblical Principle Approach. Science reveals God’s character: His order, His majesty, His creativity His consistency. You can study things in-depth, at your own pace. You can stop along the way and cover things as you desire, without being bound to a textbook’s schedule. Science illustrates … read on, my friend…

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Principles of God’s Biological Creation

These are helpful for planning your science lessons. The list is not exhaustive, but almost anything you will study can be found here. If you are new to the Principle Approach, reading through these can help give you an idea of a suject’s principles and how they are found. As you can see, the seven Principles of America’s Christian history aren’t found here. from David Holmes of Heritage Christian Academy Principles of God’s Biological Creation … read on, my friend…

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What exactly is the Principle Approach?

I know some of you who visit aren’t really sure what BPA is. You may have a good idea but would like to know more. FACE has penned this excellent definition (available on their Web site): “The Principle Approach has been called ‘reflective teaching and learning.’ It is America’s historic method of Biblical reasoning which places the Truths (or principles) of God’s Word at the heart of education. Each subject is predicated upon God’s Biblical … read on, my friend…

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