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Education in the Fear of the Lord
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Many today seem to misunderstand what occurs in the realm of education. Many in American Christians seem to have no problem with sending their children to the local government school. Under the guise of being neutral these schools for years have refused to allow anything within their doors which is Christian. Children are continually given a heavy dose of secular humanism devoid of any acknowledgement of God. These children are taught that they are simply the result of time and chance in a totally impersonal universe.

In a vast impersonal universe of time and chance their actions are only products of their evolved nature and their training. They cannot do other than what they do. They cannot help it. If chemical processes and random firing of synapses is all that exists and informs them of the perception of the world, how can they be sure of anything which they think, and why should they care? All they should care about is the pursuit of what they perceive of as pleasure and non-pain. The problem is that what is being taught in the public schools denies that religion has anything to do with education. That what you may do on Sunday at church is your preference but don’t bring it into any relevant part of life, do not dare bring it into the market place of ideas. By doing so they have shoved God into a box, or so they think, where He will not bother them. But they cannot avoid God because they, and everything around them, are His creation and all they accomplish is suppressing the truth in unrighteousness.

Education is inherently religious. This is because it answers the basic questions of origins, knowledge and ethics. All education addresses or at least presupposes an epistemology, is where the basis for knowledge is grounded. All education must address who we are and how we got here, that is metaphysics. And all education has its own ethics, what is right and what is wrong. Epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics are all fundamentally religious questions. Whether education is humanistic or Christian these questions must be addressed. Therefore, it is impossible for education to be neutral. Neutrality in education is a long standing myth in America today. What we are told is that it is possible to teach the facts without any religious overtones. The facts however do not speak for themselves. There is no such thing as brute facts. All facts must be interpreted, and they will be interpreted through the worldview of the one looking at them. There are only two possibilities. As it has been from the beginning there is an antithesis between those that are with Christ and those that are against him. There is therefore, a philosophy of education which comports with Christ and that which does not there is no other option.

True education must be the pursuit of wisdom “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!” (Psalms 111:10 ESV). If we abandon the reality of the Biblical worldview we will not only come to wrong conclusions but we will not even be able to make sense of the fact themselves. This unfortunately does not just lead to an amoral education (since one cannot exist) but an immoral one. The reason is that by the attempt to get rid of Christianity in education we are left with an altogether anti-Christian worldview. This system of unbelief leads many astray. Even those who are so called “Christians”. Ultimately the problem with this worldview is that it is wrong. The only way to truly educate is according to the scriptures “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7 ESV). If we, and our children, do not fear God we all become fools and reject wisdom.

If your children are still in government schools you need to get them out. Now! There is no time to waste. How can you possibly justify your children being taught an anti-christian worldview?

As Christians we must teach our children the truth.

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