Seventh-day Adventist education at Heritage College is based upon a world view derived from the Christian faith. This view begins with an eternal, loving and personal God who has always existed, is all powerful and is the source of all life, truth, beauty and Christian values.
God, through Christ the Son, created this world as a part of His perfect universe. Furthermore, He sustains His creation by His power and through the natural laws He instituted. Although created perfect, this planet has been corrupted by sin resulting in a world that is out of harmony with the rest of creation. However, God has instituted plans to restore this world to its original perfection.
Men and women were originally created in God’s image: a unity of body, mind and spirit; endowed with intellect, emotion and the power of choice. Sin, however, has not only corrupted the environment, but also people. God’s image has been marred, yet may be restored through a personal response to the initiative of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. A person’s purpose, therefore, is found not in self but in a relationship to the Creator.
All truth finds its centre and unity in God. God communicates truth in a general way through the natural world and His providential acts, and more specifically through Jesus Christ, and His inspired word.