My son Christian had opportunity to interact with a teacher and elder in a Christian church recently. Christian invited me into the conversation, and this is what I wrote… Good Christian! Here are a some things you might like to reply with if you feel there is opportunity and need to continue to dialog. Send [...]
What does the Bible say about education? Is there any indication in the Bible that education of children (of Christian or Hebrew children in particular or any child at all) is a function of the civil government? Always, and always education is to be under the jurisdiction of the family (Deut. 6; Eph. 6). And always into a Christian worldview (homeschool or Christian school; Deut. 6; Eph. 6 and any other Bible verse or example you can find). Never does the Bible suggest or intimate that Hebrew or Christian children should be placed under a system that does not specifically teach the fear and reverence and works of God. Never does the Bible advocate placing them under a pagan system that teaches socialism, humanism, non-biblical sexuality; a system that at worst purposefully and blatantly spurns God and at its best denies Him by ignoring the God who oversees history, who made the orderly world in which mathematics and science function, and who holds all people responsible for their moral conduct based on standards revealed in the Bible. Surely you are able to discern that the government school system (in spite of the fact there is a percentage of Christian teachers within the system) is not promoting a Christian worldview enabling Christian children to grow in godly wisdom. Do you suppose it ever entered the mind of Mary and Joseph to send Jesus to the Greek gymnasium for his education? Absurd! They, as all faithful Hebrew parents, taught him in synagogue and home the ways, the histories, the works, the worship of the LORD.