Kinjo Gakuin University


University Overview

School Motto

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7).”

Our school motto comes from the Old Testament. “The Lord” in the phrase “the fear of the Lord” refers to the Christian God, while “fear” is used in the archaic sense of “reverence”, meaning that we should understand that it is God who has given us (human beings) life in this world, and we must therefore respond with proper humility.
The word “knowledge” in the phrase “the beginning of knowledge” means that we must demonstrate the wisdom to live our lives with both careful deliberation and prudence. Acquiring this knowledge requires that we open our eyes to the true meaning and purpose of life. “The beginning” indicates that reverence towards God is the starting point, the foundation, and the guiding principle for every action we take in our quest for deeper understanding.