Science includes a number of disciplines seeking to understand the natural world that God created. Because it is God's created world, we (Illiana Christian) recognize the sovereignty of God and His Lordship over all of creation. He has revealed Himself to us in the world around us. Therefore, as we study and learn about this natural world, we honor and glorify God.
This has a number of implications for the teaching of the sciences:
1. Looking at the organization of atoms and elements, the cycles that are found in the study of plants and animals, the interaction between the body systems, and orderliness of the planets illustrate to us God's creative power.
2. The teaching of the fundamentals (tools) of science is necessary for students to work toward the achievement of the Biblical mandate to "subdue the earth."
3. Through the discipline of the sciences, students should learn proper attitudes toward God's world, recognizing that we are to be stewards of it. We are required to take care of this world properly and not misuse it.
4. With the knowledge that God is the Creator of the universe, we can and must rule out all philosophies that deny the existence and sustaining power of God in His creation. This would rule out evolutionary philosophies that say that the world has simply come about by chance and that it is subject to the dictates of random events.
5. As new techniques, procedures, and findings occur, they must be evaluated in the light of Biblical principles. Since God is Lord over all of creation, what He says through His Word and through His general revelation must be used as a benchmark against which all else must be measured.
All students are required to earn three credits in science for graduation, at leaste one in life science and one in physical science. Biology is required of all freshmen students. During the sophomore, junior and senior years a number of electives are offered to meet the physical science requirement.