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Reason 296: Because There’s More To Education Than Education

The fact that there’s more to education than education is not a fact lost on the institution. After all, the old communist block countries didn’t call their thuggish enterprises “re-education camps” for nothing.  And our modern socialist state knows that it’s future is totally dependent on what those who enter their institutions end up believing when they exit.

And that fact is not lost on me either, and educator in my own right. But I’m hoping for a different track than slavery for those whom God has placed in my charge.

I was reading in 2nd Peter and came across this little gem that I’ve never noticed before:

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

The state, which is headed up by those who were raised on the “theology” of the Beatles’, “All We Need Is Love” mindset, wants to not only start with love but also redefine love according to its own whims.  But God doesn’t tell us to do that. He puts love as the crowning achievement built on a foundation of faith, virtue, knowledge and so on.  This passage starts with faith, which is banned in the schoolhouse for all practical purposes unless by faith you mean faith in big government to save us from an overheating planet full of bigots, Islamophobes, and homophobes. So the foundation of the schoolhouse is already faulty, but hey, they give knowledge, right? Well, not so right.

The next thing is virtue. Faith must be supplemented by virtue. Again, it all depends on how you define the word. If by virtue you mean the confiscation of other people’s property and the redistributing of it, or the accepting of all things commanded by government, no matter how they contradict all of history, or how much they prove to hurt the people who are doing the things you’re to accept, or the cheering of the butchering of children in the womb and then selling their body parts as a human right; if these things are how you  define virtue, you’re children will fit right in with the government schoolhouse.

Well, finally we’re to add to the mix, knowledge.  That’s what the schoolhouse is all about, right?  Not so fast. There’s  more to knowledge than reading, writing, and math.  Your child will also be required to “know” about what a horrible nation it is that they were unfortunate enough to be born into.  They will be required to “know” that they are the result of cosmic chance and that their life is ultimately meaningless for anything other than helping the government bring about equality and save the poor planet, so that when the sun burns out and all knowing ceases we can at least know now that we will have progressed to that point… hopefully… if the government gets enough power to bring that glorious end about.

This goes on, and I could have fun with it, especially self-control. But you get my point. This passage is a great bullet point list of how to raise your children. But if you want to follow it, you’ll want to leave the state out of it, and keep them at home.

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Reason 295: Because It Is Illegal For Public Schools To Teach Wisdom

Wisdom is different than intelligence and knowledge. You can know a lot and not be wise. You can be smart and not be wise. And wisdom is more precious than both. So I have no article today. I have something much better: a Bible verse:

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Prov 9:10)

It’s another verse that describes us in this day:

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, (Romans 1:22)

How many Christians are all about having their children educated by an institution wherein the mention of Jehovah God by the institution is illegal, much less teaching the fear of God?  To do such a thing means that the Bible has been rejected, or that it is not taken seriously. How wise is it to send your children for an education in an institution that does all the things I’ve spoken of here? How wise is it to have your child educated in an institution that could be the poster boy for what follows in Romans 1:22?

Parents will answer for their children. But… if those parents don’t fear the one to whom they’ll give that ultimate account, then I guess it really isn’t a big deal after all. But wisdom dictates otherwise.

 

 

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Reason 27: Because More Bibles Equals Less Guns, So Less Bibles Equals More Guns

October 8th is bring your Bible to school day.

There was a saner time in America.  In fact, all the time has been saner than the last quarter century. In saner times not every child took their Bible to school.  Not even most children took their Bibles to school.  But those who did were not ridiculed, and more likely than not were respected for their faith.  There was no need then for a movement founded on a day of “taking your Bible to school“, along with the risking of harassment, bad grades and possible expulsion.  But when you send your child to public school with a Bible in his hand in this day, that’s exactly what you will be asking your child to do.

Of course in those saner times no one was wringing their hands over what to do about school massacres either.  But if it’s incessantly drilled into children’s heads for 15 plus years that there is no ultimate right and wrong, no meaning in life, and no purpose; and if you also drill into their young minds to the contrary, that he is evil who insists that there is meaning, purpose and ultimate right and wrong, then no one should be surprised that some children will actually live out that teaching to its logical conclusion.  Life is meaningless, it’s no better or worse to murder a fellow student than to help him pass an exam.  That is the logical conclusion of secular humanism.

So the excellent people at Alliance Defending Freedom are promoting a “take your Bible to school day”, which I think is an excellent idea, and we here are all for it.  But as a parent, raising a child in this confused generation, I’m afraid that taking a Bible to school will not fix the problems that face government instituted education.  God is rejected from that institution from top down, and Secular Humanism has placed the state in His stead.  And while God’s Word will not ever return void, ink on paper will.

Watch this video that shows the dire state of public schools.  The school is bound for the time being to allow Christian students to bring their Bibles to school…  for the time being.  But it should send shivers up the mind of any parent that hostility is the mindset against your children in state schools if they are really Christians.

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