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No Such Thing as “Secular”

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This sponsored post was prepared by The Master’s College.

We give the Scripture supreme place because it honors the lordship of Christ over His Church. I’m always concerned when I go to churches or when I hear about churches where the Word of God is not taught, where Scripture is not exposited, where the whole counsel of God is not declared, because what is happening in that church is a mutiny. It is a usurpation of the authority of God and the headship of Jesus Christ over His church.

I am an under-shepherd; I have one responsibility and that is to say to my people what the Head of the Church has revealed. My responsibility, then, is to acknowledge Jesus Christ and His dominant rule over His church, exercising that rule through the Truth that comes in the pages of the New Testament. All the issues of life are addressed through the revelation the Lord of the Church has given us in the New Testament. All Christian life, all Christian growth flows out of an understanding and an application of that revelation. All meaning in life, all purpose is found in obeying the Lord of the Church.

The Word of God, then, prevails over our whole lives. There is no such thing as a “secular” component in your life; it does not exist. You are no part of secular things, you are no part of ungodly things, and you have no part in worldly things. All that you do, all that you are, all that you have, that you hope for belongs to the Lord of the Church who has purchased you with His own blood.

(Adapted from “The Supreme Place of Scripture,” delivered by John MacArthur to the students of The Master’s College on September 8, 2003.)

“…do all to the glory of God” (emphasis added).

When Paul wrote 1 Corinthians 10:31, he didn’t include any caveats or exceptions. Thus, secular academics simply don’t exist at The Master’s College. Our faculty and staff firmly believe that every vocation and career fall within the Lord’s headship over believers and His Church. And, our classes affirm the authority of Christ’s Word over every academic discipline, from biology to business to computer science to communication.

We are excited to now offer that same education to believers around the world through TMC Online. Four programs are currently available: Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, and Organizational Management, and a Master of Business Administration degree.

Two additional degree programs are also in the works. A B.A. in Biblical Counseling and an M.A. in Biblical Studies are scheduled to begin accepting students this summer, pending approval by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

And if you’re not planning to earn a full degree, check out our variety of general education, dual credit and noncredit options, including the ever-popular Land of the Bible class, taught by one of our world-renowned professors in the land of Israel. Available on a convenient USB flash drive as part of our Biblical Equipping Collection, the course includes 30 hours of lectures and reproducible resources that are perfect for a Bible study setting.

As a community of believers passionate about living under the headship of Christ, we at The Master’s College are eager to serve the Church through quality education across a variety of disciplines. Don’t miss your chance to learn how the Bible applies to all of life, because for the Christian, “secular” does not exist.

Contact TMC Online

Phone: 877-302-3337
Email: [email protected]
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