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For years Rescue the Perishing has warned of the inherent sinfulness of public education. For years we’ve stood against sex-ed, drug-ed and so-called abstinence education, as they are all unBiblical. Abstinence curriculum are the worst, pretending to teach about marital union in a good but powerless way, apart from Christ, His Word, the parents and their pastor. Many ministries profit selling these curriculum while overseeing the destruction of children’s souls. Here’s one of the most egregious. They have fraudulently served for over a generation to convince parents they can keep their children in public schools. Or even in functionally Christ-less government-accredited private schools that used unBiblical abstinence curriculum. (Note: The root word to accredited is credo, that is schools teaching the government’s humanist approved creed.) With two generations of sexual madness it is obvious this has all failed. Why?
This following admonition represents a Biblical view of education and the training of Christian children. Sadly, most Christians are unaware of the Biblical mandate on these matters. Hopefully the following will clearly set forth the Law of Scripture as it relates to the mandate of parents to provide an explicitly Christian education with Christ and His Word as the Center of all learning and Wisdom. God has given children to their parents as a stewardship, and has charged them with a Divine Covenant responsibility to teach then in the Way of the Lord. (cf Genesis 33:5, 1 Samuel1:27 and Psalm 127:3). Instructional training and oversight of the young is given to parents and grandparents.
Exodus 10:2 “That you [Parents and Grandparents] may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians, and how I performed My signs among them; that you may know that I am the LORD.”
Humanism, including the myth of evolution and the ideologies of Marxism which are taught in public schools, is a substitute for the true and living God. This is a clear violation of the first principles of God’s Law.
Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
Colossians 2:8 “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world.”
Education must be predicated on the foundation that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and that all wisdom and knowledge is hid in Christ, not on humanistic thought. Government schools dishonor parents (and by example teach children to as well) by claiming that the State can nurture children better than the parents. This too is a violation of the LAW.
Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and mother.”
Exodus 20:15 “You shall not steal.”
Government schooling forcibly takes money from property owners (who may not even have children) to pay for the education of other people’s children. This is legal plunder (socialism-taking from the “rich” to educate the poor) and it is immoral. Such plunder is legalized theft and is a violation of the 8th Commandment. In principle, civil authorities are condemned in Scripture for such thievery in other texts. See Deut. 17:14-17, 1 Sam. 8: 15,17, Is. 56:9-11.
It is hypocritical that schools expect Johnny not to cheat on a test (taking answers from Billy-i.e. Billy’s intellectual property), but see nothing wrong with taking money from Billy’s dad (i.e. his physical property), to pay for Johnny’s education. 19th century pastors warned of this theft in the first days of public schools.
Government schools do not operate upon the Biblical ethics that insist that all charity or giving to the poor should be voluntary (See Matthew 6:1-4). “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
While taxation is not Biblically immoral, confiscatory taxation for things that are outside of the proper jurisdiction of the civil government (i.e. abortions, education, etc.) is immoral.
Consider The Many Commandments Centered Around Biblical Education
Matthew 5:19 “Jesus said, ‘Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and so teaches others, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.’”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7, 11:19 “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
This describes a 24/7/365 discipleship paradigm, centered on the commandments of God.
Deuteronomy 32:46 “Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law.”
Education is modeling ﬁrst, instructing second. God’s law must be written on their heart.
Psalm 1:1-2 “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night.”
Christians are blessed only if they avoid the unGodly counsel their children will receive in government schools, and the socialization of sinful classmates and the mocking, scoﬃng attitudes they pick up in school.
How can a child meditate day and night on God ‘s law in government in a school where the mention of Jesus’ name is banned, unless it is in vain? He can do this when his parents teach him to apply God ‘s law to every area of life.
Contrast “Blessings” promised in this passage with the “Curses” in Deuteronomy 28, and see which one you want to receive.
Psalm 34:11 “Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.”
How are children supposed to learn the fear of the LORD? Parents must teach it to them by instruction and example!
Psalm 78:4 “We will not conceal them from their children, but tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.”
How can parents obey this command if they put their children in a public school that prohibits teachers from telling the students about his wondrous works? Christians should not allow the faithfulness of God in history to be removed from, or downplayed in, their textbooks or ignored by unGodly teachers. Parents must take responsibility for passing on true providential history to their own children and grandchildren.
Proverbs 1:8 “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
It is assumed that the father and mother are doing the teaching. No one else is mentioned in Scripture as having that role.
Proverbs 9:10 “Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding.”
Government schools lack the fear of the LORD, therefore cannot properly transmit wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.”
1 Corinthians 15:33 “Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.’”
Children should not be placed with foolish companions. Proverbs 22:15 tells us that foolishness is “bound” in the heart of a CHILD.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 indicates that a “cord of three strands is not easily broken.”
It is hard to break a bond of foolishness once friendships with fools are made.
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is grown, he will not depart from it.”
There is a way a child should go, and parents need to be training the child in THAT direction, not in the direction of the world.
Isaiah 38:19b “A father tells his sons about Thy faithfulness.”
This mandate is given clearly to fathers, not to another person or institution.
Isaiah 54:13 “And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD,· and great shall be the peace of thy children.”
Children who are taught of the LORD will generally be peaceful. The converse is also true.
Jeremiah 10:2a “Thus saith the LORD, ‘Learn not the way of the heathen.”’
The way of the heathen is to omit God. Government schools omit God from every subject, leaving gaping holes in everything they teach and robbing God of his glory as Creator, King, and Sovereign.
Joel 1:3 “Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.”
Education is best understood as the equipping of each successive generation to train the next. This is a family covenant matter, not a governmental mandate.
Matthew 10:32-33 “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in Heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in Heaven.”
John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 declare that Jesus made the world. The government schools adamantly deny this. Therefore they are disowned by Christ.
Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.’”
Matthew 12:30 and Luke 11:23 Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.”
Are the government schools for Jesus? Do they recognize His Lordship over education and all other areas of life? If not, they are in open rebellion against Him.
Colossians 2:3 Jesus is He “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,” but “ Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Despite the clear teaching of Scripture, government schools teach that Jesus has nothing to do with education and therefore are cultivating fools.
Genesis 11:1,8a “Now the whole earth had one language and one speech…So the Lord scattered them abroad.”
Nimrod’s tyrannical effort (Gen. 10-11) to build a unified civilization in rebellion to God, centered around one language – one God-less worldview. God ended it! The Christ-less public school is no different, the foundation to modern tyranny.
Matthew 18:5-6 “And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My Name welcomes Me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
Matthew 19:14b “Do not hinder (the children) from coming to Me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”
Christians must not allow their children to be hindered by any other influences (instructors who omit God) from coming to Jesus.
Matthew 22:20-21 “And Jesus said to them, ‘Whose likeness and inscription is this?’ They said to Him, ‘Caesar’s. ‘ Then He said to them, ‘Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.’”
The Roman coin Jesus used as an illustration bore the image of Caesar, so Jesus said to give it to him. However, Genesis 1:27 tells us that children bear the image of God, therefore we should give them to God, not to Caesar.
Luke 6:39-40 “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.”
A Christian parent must not turn the leading of their child over to someone who is spiritually blind. Education is discipleship. The student is becoming like the teacher. Do you want your child to become like his atheist, Buddhist, or humanist teacher or even “Christian” teacher who omits God from everything?
Romans 14:23b “Everything that does not come from faith is sin.”
The government schools are not teaching from a position of faith in God but rather teach faith in self and in the state
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
Christians are forbidden to partner with unbelievers in the education of our children. Ungodly alliances always result in destruction.
Ephesians 6:4 “Fathers, do not exasperate your children,· instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the LORD.”
It is the father’s duty to bring his children up in the Biblical “culture” of the LORD.
Colossians 2:8 “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world and not according to Christ.”
Education must be predicated on the foundation of Christ, not on humanistic thought.
1 Thessalonians 2:11 “Just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children.”
In this passage, in the Greek, EXHORTING means, “inviting” or “calling near,” ENCOURAGING means, “consoling” or “comforting;” IMPLORING means literally, “flogging” or “scourging.”
It is assumed in Scripture that fathers are taking responsibility for drawing their children to them- selves for instruction, comforting and being gentle with them, and for their physical discipline.
1 Timothy 3:4 “He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity. Let deacons be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.”
Church leaders must set the example for the rest of the Body of Christ by taking responsibility for managing their own households. If men aren’t rightly training their own children to follow God, they are not eligible for leadership in ministry.
Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
Government schools CANNOT please God because they refuse to teach students that He exists and can be known.
Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
James 4:17 “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
Initial Author Israel Wayne, www.IsraelWayne.org
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