Statement on Biblical Morality
WCA Statement on Biblical Morality
Wake Christian Academy stands firmly upon the historical truth claims and moral foundations of Christianity. This includes, but is not limited to, the biblical definition of marriage, the attendant boundaries of sexuality and moral conduct, and the clear biblical teaching that biological sex is both sacred and established by God’s design.
Parents or legal guardians, who choose to enroll their children at Wake are agreeing to support these and other basic biblical values derived from historical Christianity. Parents understand and agree that Wake Christian Academy will teach these principles and biblical values.
Wake’s Board of Directors urges parents to recognize their scriptural responsibility to provide their children with a Christian education and to understand that the primary responsibility for this task rests with the parents (Deuteronomy 6:1–9, Psalm 78:5, 6, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4). Wake was founded and continues to operate upon biblical values and the desire and commitment for Bible-believing Christian parents to enroll their children in an intentionally Christian environment.
Wake Christian Academy will accept students who are willing to support the school’s Confession of Faith, above-stated positions, and student conduct requirements, and whose parents are willing to allow their children to be educated and influenced in an intentionally Christian environment. Continued enrollment at Wake is contingent upon this same understanding and support by both the student and parents.
Wake is a religious institution providing an education in a distinctly Christian environment, believing its biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ-like. On occasions in which the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home or the activities of the student are counter to or in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or discontinue enrollment of a current student. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, living in, practicing, condoning, or supporting sexual immorality, including but not limited to, sex outside of marriage, homosexual acts, bisexual acts, gender identity different than biological sex, promoting such practices, or otherwise the inability to support the moral principles of the school (Leviticus, 20:13a, Romans 1:27, Matthew 19:4-6).
Wake Christian Academy believes that every person is created in the image of God, that human sexuality reflects that image in terms of intimate love, communication, fellowship, subordination of the self to the larger whole, and fulfillment. God’s Word makes use of the marriage relationship as the supreme metaphor for His relationship with His covenant people and for revealing the truth that that relationship is of one God with one people. Therefore God’s plan for human sexuality is that it is to be expressed only in a monogamous lifelong relationship between one man and one woman within the framework of marriage. This is the only relationship that is divinely designed for the birth and rearing of children and is a union made in the sight of God, taking priority over every other human relationship (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:18, 20, 23–24; Isaiah 54:4–8; 62:5b; Jeremiah 3:14; Ezekiel 16; Hosea 2; Malachi 2:14; Matthew 19:4–6; Mark 10:9; John 2:1–2, 11; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Ephesians 5:23–32; 1 Timothy 5:14; Hebrews 13:4; and Revelation 19:7–8).
Wake believes that to follow the teachings of the Scriptures regarding marriage and divorce we must affirm that sexual relationships outside of marriage and sexual relationships between persons of the same sex are immoral and sinful. We further affirm that heterosexual monogamy is God’s plan for marriage, and we regard sexual activity outside of marriage as the only biblical grounds for considering divorce, and then only when appropriate counseling has failed to restore the relationship. Wake abhors the trend to ignore God’s laws of chastity and purity, and vigorously opposes public acceptance of sexual promiscuity and all factors and practices that promote it. The school maintains a biblical view of human sexuality that makes the sexual experience, within the framework of marriage, a gift of God to be enjoyed as communion of a man and woman, as well as for the purpose of procreation. Sexual relationships outside of marriage and sexual relationships between persons of the same sex are immoral and sinful. The depth of the sinfulness of homosexual practice is recognized, and yet we believe the grace of God sufficient to overcome both the practice of such activity and the perversion leading to its practice (Exodus 20:14, 17; 22:19; Leviticus 20:10–16; Matthew 5:32; 19:19; Mark 10:11–12; and Luke 16:18).
Biological sex differentiation and male/female uniqueness are part of a divine design that God indelibly engraved upon creation. God gives our bodies to us for spiritual and relational purposes, as well as physical ones. It is His desire that the most fundamental distinctions we experience as human beings should remind us that our completeness is ultimately found in communion with Himself and others. For this reason, “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’” (Genesis 2:18). Personal fulfillment involves intimate fellowship and union with God, as exemplified by the ideal of Christ as the bridegroom and the Church as His bride (Ephesians 5:22-32; Revelation 19:7-9). Based on our biblical and theological study, there is no argument for a “third gender” or “transgender” among humans. Gender confusion and dysphoria are ultimately the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual consequences of the human race’s fallen condition. This state of sin affects all persons individually and collectively. While society is at liberty to destigmatize or legitimize any behavior it chooses simply by reclassifying and renaming it, Christians must adhere to biblical boundaries. It is our Christian conviction that renaming them cannot normalize sin and its expressions. We call upon biblical Christians to continue to accept their role as witnesses, who speak prophetically about the need for repentance and sanctification in every culture.
Wake believes that every person is created in the image of God and must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture.