My dear friend,
Christian should be concerned about the education of our youth.
schools indoctrinate our youth with socialism/communism, sexual
perversion, and other wickedness to brainwash them into embracing the New
is time to start praying about where you will send your children or
grandchildren to school in the fall.
don't need a student-centered education.
need a Christ-centered education.
If you can't find a true Christ-centered school, pray about homeschooling your children or grandchildren. Or, maybe the members of your church could form groups and churchschool the youth. Churchschool is informal education conducted by church groups as opposed to a formal private Christian school
desperately needs two revivals: a true spiritual revival and a true
scholastic revival. Public schools and many private schools have dumbed-down
curriculums to drag America down into ignorance and poverty.
Just as we must have Spirit-led churches, we must have Spirit-led schools.
requires that we give children the best education possible.
What is an education? In his dictionary, Noah Webster states:
bring up, as a child, to instruct; to inform and enlighten the
understanding; to instill into the mind principles of arts, science,
morals, religion and behavior. To
educate children well is one of the most important duties of
parents and guardians.
bringing up, as of a child, instruction; formation of manners.
Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline
which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and
form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their
future stations. To give
children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to
give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense
responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.
Dictionary of the English Language,
Notice that Webster rests the primary responsibility for education on the parents and guardians. Incidentally, “education” and “schooling” are not synonymous. Schooling is formal education. Parents are the primary educators and may delegate schooling to qualified teachers. However, they must choose wisely those who will direct their children’s schooling. Besides academics, it is duty of parents to see that children are educated in manners and morals. And it is also their duty to see that children learn the Bible and how to apply it to daily life.
Suffer little children,
and forbid them not,
to come unto me:
for such is the kingdom of heaven.
Indeed, children must come unto Jesus daily, even in their schooling.
to earnestly seek the Lord about our youth’s schooling.
I know it’s too late since it’s summer, but do not enroll your
children in a Christian school unless you first visit the school when it
is in session. Look around and note the following:
1. Who is in control of the classroom: the students or the teachers? A disruptive classroom is a hindrance to learning. And students who are allowed to dishonor their teachers undermines honoring their parents.
the buildings and classrooms attractive and clean?
a real school, or are they “playing school”?
In other words, is instruction given by qualified teachers who
understand the importance of a true education?
the school use a Christ-centered curriculum?
Look at the textbooks.
curriculum thought-out and unified?
the administration/faculty believe that school should be primarily fun and
entertaining? Or, do they try
to instill in students the joy of learning and achievement?
students held to high academic, moral and behavioral standards?
course, there are many other things to observe and ask.
Certainly, the school must
train up our children in the ways of the Lord and must not undermine home
up a child in the way he should go:
when he is old,
will not depart from it.
Finally, earnestly pray before enrolling your children in any school. It must be the desire of our heart for our children to increase in wisdom and knowledge. And without a Christ-centered education, no child can gain true wisdom.
For the Lord giveth wisdom:
out of his mouth cometh knowledge
May the Lord grant us wisdom as we seek to train up His children.
Grace and peace,
Karen Pansler-Lam, J.D.