Educating our Children

When it comes to educating our children, many churches have taken the opinion that all options are equal and that the final decision is a parents, with no input to be offered by the local church and its leadership structure.  I would like to offer up a quote from a recent article on 9 reasons to avoid public education:

The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) There is simply no easy way around the fact that putting our children in an anti-Christian education system is not training them up in the way they should go. Many parents want to say, “But we are giving our children Bible training at home.” Really? Are you going back to all subject matter your children are taking and giving them a scripture-based education to correct wrong teaching? If so, you are in essence homeschooling them, so why continue to have them enrolled in the public school? If you mean that you are giving your children moral training, and letting the public school give them ‘academic’ training, you are simply denying them a Christian worldview. Your children are being given an anti-Christian worldview in all subjects at the local public school.”
Might this be part of the exodus of our youth from the Christian churches?  

About Scott Roberts

pastor of Hope in Christ Church, Bellingham, WA
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