Statement on Racial Equality
Wake Christian Academy believes that every person is created in the image of God and must be treated with love, compassion, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Everyone has value because they bear the image of God. All are our neighbors and we are to love them as ourselves. (Mark 12:31). Hateful attitudes or behavior directed toward any person or group are inconsistent with God’s unconditional love towards all.
God shows no partiality based on race or ethnicity in his offer of forgiveness and redemption to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ. (Acts 10:34-35, Romans 10:9-10). The Bible tells us that God is building a multi-ethnic Kingdom with a bold witness for a lost world. (Revelation 7:9-10). As believers, we all are equal in Christ. We all stood as guilty sinners before God, in need of the same redeeming grace. In Christ, there should be no distinctions. No divisions. No separation. No favorites. Jesus unites us all. (Galatians 3:28, James 2:1-9).
We are grieved that the school which subsequently became Wake Christian Academy was founded in 1966 by a group opposed to the integration of public schools. This was wrong and does not represent the Biblical values that define us and the culture we have worked hard to create over the past several decades. Students from different races and ethnic backgrounds attend Wake Christian, and have done so for many years. We are blessed as our school family becomes more diverse. The Biblical values set forth above will continue to define us as long as Wake Christian Academy exists.