God commands fathers of Christian children to “…bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Eph. 6:4). This is the path of true blessing for you and your children. The very first verse in the Psalter says it all, “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers!”
Too many Christian fathers think they know better than God. They excuse their child abuse with the rationalization that their son or daughter will be a “witness” in the public school. Pipe-dream alert. Even if their child knows the “Four Spiritual Laws” backward and forward, inside and out, they will not be the evangelist in the public schools. They will be the evangelee!
Their children will graduate with a non-Christian perspective on everything. Their worldview will be humanistic. Their understanding of everything — history, law, economics, science and everything else — will have a humanistic bent. You may think this is not happening to your child, but it has been documented in over 30 years of worldview testing by the Nehemiah Institute. https://www.worldviewalliance.com/ExecutiveSummary.php
Follow that link and notice the consistent downward trend in Biblical worldview scores recorded by Christian children in both Christian schools and government schools. Only Christian children who are consciously taught in a method that integrates Biblical principles and law will graduate with a Biblical worldview.
You cannot evade the basic principle laid down by Jesus that the student will become like the teacher (Mt. 10:25). A spirit of anti-Christ pervades the government schools, where God is outlawed and Christ is despised. It all boils down to one simple question. Do you want your child to become like anti-Christ or like Christ? Here’s a sample of what you get with Anti-Christ and the allegedly neutral math component of the Common Core curriculum in your local government school:
You can find questions relating to serial killers, food shortages, population control, drug lords, infectious diseases, oil spills, and loneliness. You can also find dozens of questions that do not even remotely relate to mathematics at all but instead pushes collectivism, communal thinking and consensus. Samples:
A serial killer is stalking the residents of Gloomy Falls, Mass., population 937. Every year the population diminishes by 4.5%. How many residents are left after the killer’s three-year rampage? HOW WILL YOU STOP HIM?
Strapped for cash, you decide to borrow money from a local crime lord. This turns out to be yet another instance of poor judgment on your part. At 22% interest per year, how much will you owe on a loan of %5,000 after one year? What about after three years?
The Bible presents a radically different perspective, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Pr. 1:7). In other words, if your system of education excludes God, you can’t even get through kindergarten in terms of true understanding. A person may be “educated,” but according to the Bible they’re an educated fool.
This is the ultimate form of child abuse: Christian families abandoning the hearts and minds of their children to a Godless education system. It is a fearful thing. Martin Luther said it’s akin to setting your child’s feet on the path to Hell.
“I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.” (Martin Luther).
Christian families who turn their children over to the government school system are gambling with their child’s soul. Moreover, they are committing cultural suicide. Imagine the children of Israel conquering the promised land and then turning their children over to “Canaanite U” for their education. That’s how absurd it is for Christians to abandon the education of their children to the state schools. This action is directly responsible for the terrible disintegration we are now witnessing in American culture. This is how nation’s die.