"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free..." Galatians 5:1
The cross symbolizes, as it has for twenty centuries, our salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ at Calvary. In educational terms, the cross is our reference point for determining all truth. Faith in Jesus Christ as the one who was crucified for our sins and raised again to new life is the only way of salvation.
The open book represents the Bible, which reveals God and what He has done in history through Jesus Christ. From this foundation all other learning can properly take place.
The torch stands for the light of revelation given to us by the Holy Spirit. Only His Spirit can guide us into knowledge of the truth. Through the Holy Spirit we are assured of the truth of God’s Word and are given the power and wisdom to live for Christ each day.
The school colors of the Christian Liberty Academy School System are royal blue and white.
Students at Christian Liberty are referred to as chargers—horses known for their fearless strength, and agility. A charger is not an ordinary horse. Have you ever seen a picture of a knight sitting on his horse, or Army cavalry officers leading their horses into battle? The horse you are picturing is a charger. Because we do not have knights protecting us today, and the cavalry no longer uses horses, we do not hear the term charger anymore. We at Christian Liberty, however, use the charger as our mascot for two reasons. First, there is the noble history of the chargers, who were chosen for their speed, strength, and courage. Second, when the Lord Jesus Christ returns, He is pictured as riding on a charger. The book of Revelation says that when Christ comes back He will be on a white horse and He will be engaged in battle.
If a knight uses a charger, what would a king use? We know that Jesus is the King of Kings. We also know that He is called the Captain of the Lord’s Army. If we are talking about Christ’s humility, we are talking about his courageous ride on a donkey to certain death to pay the penalty for our sins, and to be our sacrifice. But if we are talking about Christ coming in glory, we are talking about Christ on a charger, ready to totally defeat His enemies. Note how God describes a charger going into battle: "Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha! And he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting" (Job 39:19–25).
We at Christian Liberty are proud to be chargers. Not only while we are involved in sports, but in every area of life we will be chargers for the glory of God. We will be strong and courageous as we go forth into the world to do spiritual battle against God’s enemies.
Mr. Mike Sherman was a faithful and respected Bible teacher at Christian Liberty Academy for 40 years. He wrote this song of thanksgiving for his students. We have adopted it as our School Anthem.