Monday, August 4, 2008

Another Reason To Homeschool

I Corinthians 15:33,34 says literally:

"Do not lead yourselves astray:
bad companionships corrupt good morals.
...I say this to your shame,
for there are some who do not know God."

Companionship with those who do not know God is a shameful sin which draws us away from God. How much worse spending the best of one’s waking hours in a government school which teaches us to ignore God all day long, among teachers who cannot even mention God’s name; and among students who, if they do mention God’s name, do not mention it with reverence.

Charles F. Potter, a leading humanist, wrote in the magazine "Humanist,"

"Education is thus a most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American public school is a school of Humanism. What can the theistic Sunday schools, meeting for an hour a week and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?"

Another leading humanist, John Dunphy, wrote in the Humanist Magazine (1983).

"I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity...
The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new — the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism."

Are our children prepared to do battle with the Philistine Giant of Humanistic Education?

Proverbs 22:6

"Train up a child
in the way he should go,[that is, fill him with salt]
and when he is old
he will not depart from it."

Our children do not come with salt. Our God given task as parents is to fill our children with salt. We call this process education.

Only after our children have matured and are proven in the correction and counsel of the Lord, only then may we send them out to do battle with the Humanistic Philistines. But if we send our children out to be discipled by the humanist system, we may expect any salt we may impart to them to be steadily washed away by a constant stream of polluting humanism. The salt will lose its taste and be good for nothing.

We must first turn the hearts of the fathers back to their children; and the hearts of the children back to their fathers.

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