The King’s Way Classical Academy Coat of Arms
The King’s Way Classical Academy coat of arms is derived from the painting Justice Lifts the Nations by Paul Robert in the old Supreme Court Building in Lausanne, Switzerland. According to Francis Schaeffer in How Should We Then Live, “The problem is neatly posed: How shall the judges judge? On what bas
is shall they proceed so that their judgment will not be arbitrary? Above them Robert painted Justice standing un-blindfolded, with her sword pointed not vertically upward but downward toward a book, and on the book is written, ‘The Law of God.’ This painting expressed the sociological base, the legal base, in northern Europe after the Reformation.” The wise governor will pass judgment on this basis today, as did the “sage king” Solomon in ancient Israel.
The King’s Way Classical Academy crest adds the dimension of mercy that is available to the individual through the cross of Christ. The just law condemns all of us to death and Hell, but by the mercy of God, Christ took our place on the cross. “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom 10:13). Thus, God is both just and justifier of all who trust in the death of Christ as their substitute.
“To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” (Romans 3:26)