I taught Science and Math in public schools for 33 years and I witnessed first hand the downward trend of education from having a Christian base to one of humanistic atheistic base. In fact, this move has been augmented by a growing hostility by government to Christianity. Government directed this educational movement by using the tried and true ‘carrot and stick’ method. They gave stipends to schools who would follow their lead and withheld it from those who would not. Their premier item was the unproven doctrine of evolution, which directly opposes Christianity. Over several generations this move has progressed, largely behind the scenes until now, most parents would be shocked to find out how little parental control they have over their children’ lives. Sex education classes, including homosexual and lesbian lifestyles, are now pushed in most schools and many of them forbid parents opting their children out of them.
Yet the Bible proclaims children are the primary responsibility of the parents.
The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.” – Ps. 127:3-5
“Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren,” – Deut. 4″9
“You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” – Deut. 11:19
The family is under attack because the devil knows the family is the foundation of all society. And what better way for him to destroy the family than to take over the children’s education? He can then prevail in just a few generations. Church Sunday schools are a vain attempt to counter this move, it is vain to believe 1/2 to 1 hour a week can match the 35 hours a week that the public schools have your children. Heavy parental involvement may serve to lessen the effect but, that is not the prevailing attitude.
I believe every Christian parent should watch this video trailer about how the public school system has been used to destroy Christianity.
Syndicated columnist, Cal Thomas writes –
“Every Christian parent with a child in a government school should see this… A mass exodus from government schools is the only way to preserve the souls and minds of our children, whether it gets the attention of politicians or not…and it would.” — Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist and Fox News political contributor
Our founding fathers understood this principle well and insured that education was founded on the Bible and it’s precepts.
“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed … No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.” – Preface by Noah Webster in his 1828 Dictionary.
Our colleges and universities were originally founded to promote this principle as well, as the Harvard Rules and Precepts states –
“The main end of the scholar’s life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life. Therefore, to lay Christ in the bottom is the only foundation of all sound knowledge and harmony.” – Harvard Rules and Precepts, 1638
The 2018 election of so many Democrat socialists highlight the effect of several generations of government school indoctrination of our children by those pushing socialism and communism and Islam. It should serve as a wake up call to all Christians to stand and fight for their children before it is too late.