I've been pounced upon because I expressed that public education is killing the church. The public school advocates say that God doesn't belong to this sphere and that teachers work is purely secular. However, my daughter's lesson yesterday proves how religious views can and must be integrated into a child's education if you are going to raise a child in the fear of the Lord.
My wife and daughter were studying the sufferage movement and the rise of feminism for history. The book was obviously coming at it from a distinctly unChristian perspective. They compared the previous ways of women to that of slavery because women were expected to obey their husbands, were not allowed to vote and did not seek life in the corporate world. They were oppressed by men because they were viewed as having a distinct role within the home and with children.
My wife had a great opportunity to do some rather heavy discipleship. They talked about the textbook's rather weighted opinions and then went to the Bible to read passages about real womanhood, like Genesis 2, Titus 2:3-5, 1 Peter 3:1-6, and Ephesians 5:22-24.
I'm pretty sure that you would never hear that in a public school. I don't think any public education teacher would dare say that a woman's God given role is to be in the home with her children while lovingly submitting to her husband.
They also talked about Margret Sanger (the founder of Planned Parenthood), and my wife said, "I'll tell you, this woman is evil." Imagine hearing that in a government run school. You wouldn't since the government not only supports the education, but also the mass extermination of children that Sanger sought.
So don't tell me that education is to be off limits for Biblical truth. You are either for Him or against Him. There can be no middle ground. God is either pushed out of education so that you can be discipled in the ways of Satan or you can allow Him to enter the sphere of intellectual development so that He can be All in all.
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