|Oren Paris III is the president of Ecclesia College|
Dear Friends, Our world is changing. But we know that God’s ways have not changed and are still perfect. When it comes to helping shape our minds and the minds of our students, we are determined to follow His ways so that His purposes will be fully realized in our lives. There is a particular order He prescribes to us in II Peter 1:5-10. As we follow this prescription for knowledge, we arrive at an increasing understanding of Him, the Truth Who sets us free. According to Scripture, the proper foundation for knowledge is first “faith” and then “character." In Christ we continually add faith, character and knowledge, in that order of cyclical increase. Knowledge gained through any means apart from the foundation of Christ inevitably leads us to spiritual ignorance and eventual ruin. Begin with the wrong premise, and you will arrive at the wrong conclusion.
We encourage you to stand firmly against the trends of this present culture to pursue a faith and character-based education. And we invite you to do it here at Ecclesia College. Here we always emphasize—whatever your major—setting your mind on the things above so you will be rooted and grounded in unshakable Truth.
Allow us to help equip you with godly knowledge, skills and credentials so you can be even more effective for His Kingdom in your sphere of influence!
Oren Paris III
President, Ecclesia College