Herein lies the primary reason why Christians should not use government schools:
Having been educated myself in public school through college, having become a Christian at age 33, and having put our five children through combinations of public and private Christian schools, I can only look back and confess that I was not always obedient in “education.” I wish every day I could relive some of those years and do it “by the Book,” but those days are gone. It is only the present in which we can decide to be obedient in this all-important field we call education.
The Bible says, “[Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.]” (Proverbs 22:6). There is simply no easy way around the fact that placing our children in an anti-Christian education system is not training them up in the way they should go. Many parents want to say, “But we are giving our children Bible training at home.” Really? Are you going back to all the subject matter your children are taking and giving them a Scripture-based education to correct wrong teaching? If so, you are in essence homeschooling them, so why continue to have them enrolled in the government school? If you mean that you are giving your children moral training, and letting the government school give them “academic” training, you are simply denying them a Christian worldview. Your children are being given an anti-Christian worldview in all subjects at the local government school...
Dan Smithwick, Founder of Nehemiah InstituteI can think of many other reasons and Scriptures that show why sending our children to the secular school system is disobedience to the Lord, but I do agree that the above quote lists one of the major reasons. Are we hoping to send our children through the government school system to "get an education" with the hope that they will somehow come out "unscathed" and unharmed? Several women have shared the consequences of public schooling in the comments here. Thank you, ladies, for sharing, and may the Lord bless you and save all of your children.
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QUERIDA HERMANA: DEBO ADMITIR CON TRISTEZA EN MI CORAZON, QUE TU PUBLICACION ES MUY CIERTA. ENVIAR HOY A UN HIJO A LA ESCUELA PUBLICA ES COMO ENVIAR A UN NIÑO A LA GUERRA, SE ENSEÑA TANTO LIBERTINAJE, TANTAS COSAS MALAS, QUE TODO ESTA PERMITIDO, HOMOSEXUALIDAD, ABORTO, RELACIONES SEXUALES TEMPRANAS ECT. LAMENTABLEMENTE, EN MI PAIS, NO ES ACEPTADO LA EDUCACION EN CASA, SE DE FAMILIAS QUE LA PRACTICAN, PERO VAN EN CONTRA DE LAS LEYES DEL GOBIERNO, INTENTE HACERLO, PERO HABIA TRABAS, ASI QUE DESISTI. HE ENVIADO A MIS HIJOS SIEMPRE A LA ESCUELA PUBLICA, Y TODAVIA LO HAGO, MI HIJO TIENE 14 AÑOS Y CONCURRE A LA SECUNDARIA PUBLICA, CUANDO ERAN NIÑOS, A VECES, SE METIAN EN PROBLEMAS PORQUE ERAN GUIADOS POR OTROS COMPAÑEROS CON FAMILIAS BASTANTE MUNDANAS, PERO TAMBIEN, ALGUNOS COMPAÑEROS COMENTABAN QUE MIS HIJOS ERAN ALGO RAROS, YA QUE NO HACIAN LAS COSAS QUE HACIAN LOS DEMAS, PELEAS, INSULTOS, MALAS PALABRAS, SIEMPRE HEMOS HABLADO CON ELLOS SOBRE LAS MALAS COMPAÑIAS, LAS MALAS ACCIONES, DESDE NUESTRO MIRAR CRISTIANO, LE HEMOS HABLADO MIL VECES SOBRE LO QUE NO SE DEBE HACER, LO QUE NO SE DEBE DECIR, LO QUE A DIOS LE DESAGRADA. VIVIMOS EN UN MUNDO DECADENTE, SIN DIOS, SIN MORAL, SIN RESPETO, ESTOY CONVENCIDA JUNTO A MI ESPOSO, QUE SIEMPRE DEBEMOS CONVERSAR CON LOS HIJOS SOBRE COMO ESTA EL MUNDO Y QUE ES LO QUE DIOS QUIERE QUE HAGAMOS, PERO TAMBIEN ES CIERTO QUE DEBEMOS PREPARAR A NUESTROS HIJOS PARA EL MUNDO EN EL QUE VIVEN, COMO PADRES ADULTOS Y RESPONSABLES DE NUESTRO DEBER ADVERTIRLES Y GUIARLOS BASANDONOS EN LA PALABRA DE DIOS, CUANDO CRECEN Y SALEN DEL NIDO, SE ENFRENTARAN A MUCHAS COSAS, NO PODEMOS TENERLO TODA LA VIDA DEBAJO DE NUESTRAS FALDAS. HOY TENGO HIJOS ADULTOS, CASADOS, RESPONSABLES PADRES Y MADRES DE FAMILIA Y ESTOY TRANQUILA PORQUE SE QUE JUNTO A MI ESPOSO, HEMOS CRIADO BUENOS HIJOS, BUENOS CIUDADANOS RESPETABLES, QUE SOBRE TODO SIGUEN AL SEÑOR, CON ERRORES Y FALENCIAS COMO TODOS, RECUERDA QUE NADIE ES PERFECTO, SOLO JESUS LO ES. DEBEMOS ORAR POR NUESTROS HIJOS Y NUESTROS NIETOS, YA SOMOS ABUELOS DE 10 BENDICIONES Y ELLOS TAMBIEN CONCURREN A ESCUELAS PUBLICAS LOS MAS GRANDES, Y ESTAN EXPUESTOS A MUCHOS PELIGROS. OREMOS PARA QUE DIOS LOS GUARDE Y LIBRE DE TODO MAL. OJALA Y PUEDAS LEER MI MENSAJE Y PASAR POR MI BLOG. BENDICIONES DESDE BUENOS AIRES.ReplyDelete
How hard it must be for you there. I will be praying for you in your difficulties. I do know that homeschooling used to be illegal in America, but thankfully, several brave families disobeyed the unrighteous laws of their government and homeschooled anyway. I know they would do it down in their basements and keep things quiet during the day. Thanks to them standing up for what is Biblical, homeschooling was eventually legalized. So thankful that these brave parents paved the way. Maybe you can research what they did, as I don't know all the details.ReplyDelete