Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pondering Public Schooling?

If you are pondering public schooling for your children, I encourage you to seek the Lord and His wisdom in this crucial decision. Read 2 Timothy 2 for insight. Here, let me help you. Verses 16 commands this: "But shun profane and vain babblings; for they will increase unto more ungodliness."  Verse 22 tells us to "Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart." Verse 23 reiterates verse 16, "But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes." Then how about this verse from Romans 12:9, "Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good." Finally, Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals" from I Corinthians 15:33.

Many Christian parents are wondering what went wrong with their children. They raised them in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord when they were growing up. However, around the age from 18 to 22, they have completely walked away from the Lord and they have no clue why.

Scripture is VERY clear about where Christians should hang out and who they should avoid. Our best friends should be believers who lift us up spiritually. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed {Proverbs 13:20}. What we listen to and watch should mostly be holy and pure {Philippians 4:8}. Who we learn from should be steeped in biblical wisdom. Children are sponges. They believe easily and trust completely. We are repeatedly warned to avoid false teachers. False teachers are teachers who teach false things. The public school is full of these types of teachers. {False things meaning they are completely opposed to things of the Lord and His ways.} 

Giving your children from ages five to 21 to strangers who have no love for the Lord, teach many things contrary to God's Word and are being influenced by friends who engage in worldly entertainments is extremely risky at best and warned about in Scripture.

Yes, I know it is easier to send your children to "free" schooling all day long but you MUST count the cost of this free schooling. They have taken God completely out, rewritten history and teach that we came from monkeys, profane and vain babblings, just what the Word warns us against.

God clearly states that one of the prime purposes of marriage is to produce godly offspring. We are to be the ones teaching and training them or, at least, other believers who love God and desire to live holy, separate lives from the world's ways. My admonition to you is to think and pray carefully about who you give your precious children to all day. Who is teaching them, what is being taught, and what is your long term hope and prayer for your children? This is a high and holy calling and should not be taken lightly.

Do you now know that being the world's 
friend is being God's enemy?
James 4:4