14 March 2011
The Harsh Truth About Public Schools & Christian Parents Educating Children God's Way
SHOCKING FACT: 88% of evangelical Christian children are leaving the church and walking away from the faith within two years of graduating from public schools.
WHY? The reason for this is that 85-90% of Christian parents in America have given their children over to Caesar to be indoctrinated by a secular humanist, socialist, anti-Christian worldview "public school" system that is completely contrary to everything that the Bible stands for, to what Christian parents say they believe, and to the values, moral absolutes, ethics, and principles Jesus Christ and of the biblical Judeo-Christian worldview.
The vast majority of Christian children in America are not being educated according to Christ and his commandments, are not being discipled in the truth God has revealed in His Word, and are not being taught and mentored by their parents (or even by godly Christian teachers) according to the Biblical Educational Mandate as found in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Matthew 28:18-20, and Ephesians 6:4.
Please take a few minutes and watch this YouTube video that was recorded at a Southern Baptist Convention a few years ago. The second person at the microphone is Roger Moran from Missouri, and the third person with the yellow tie is Bruce Shortt of Texas.
The topic is the "culture war" going on all around us between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness, between righteousness and wickedness, between Christ and the false gods of statism, secular humanism, and socialism.
Roger Moran makes a good point when he says, "At what point are Southern Baptists going to rise up and say, 'Enough is enough!'?"
Bruce Stortt makes an excellent point when he says that the Southern Baptists want to "engage the culture," but what that really means is "an abject surrender to the culture!" He strongly disagreed with the leader of the convention who urged Christian parents not to remove Christian children from the public schools because that would mean removing a "Christian witness" from the schools.
However, the fact is that Christian children are being converted to the world in public schools rather than converting the world to Christ. The harsh truth is that we're losing almost 90% of these Christian children to the world and their salt is being neutralized and their light is being extinguished! Jesus told his mature, adult, trained disciples to be salt and light in a heathen society, not children. Nowhere in Scripture are children missionaries. For decades now, many Christians have believed in the "salt and light" rationalization, but what do we have to show for it? The shocking truth is that Christian children in public schools are not converting the heathen, but rather, the heathen are converting our Christian children.
Shortt points out that in the California public school system, all children, including kindergarteners, are being INDOCTRINATED to believe that homosexual, bi-sexual, and other sexually deviant lifestyles are moral, normal, and acceptable. Homosexuality is actively being mainstreamed in all government schools, starting from age five, and there are now over 3,000 school districts that have homosexual clubs in middle schools and high schools.
For an in-depth look at the immoral, unrighteous, anti-Christian, and destructive humanist indoctrination system called "public schools," please read Dr. Bruce Shortt's book, The Harsh Truth About Public Schools.
In his book, Dr. Shortt states:
"Contrary to what many Christians have been led to believe, there is no such thing as a 'neutral' education," Shortt writes. "All education is religious and conveys a worldview, and there is no more important decision that we make as parents than how we educate our children."
"Unfortunately, Christian parents allow an aggressively anti-Christian institution to form the minds of their children, and the fruit of that choice is bitter. The overwhelming majority of children from evangelical families leave the church within two years after they graduate from high school; only 9 percent of evangelical teens believe that there is any such thing as absolute moral truth; and, our children are being forcibly indoctrinated to believe that homosexual behavior is acceptable."
"Homeschool parents must have this book to minister to their Christian friends and neighbors, pastors and skeptical relatives. Our government-school habit is sowing the wind, and unless Christians turn from this gross sin we will reap a whirlwind that is unimaginable."
In his book, Shortt documents the dangers of public schools, saying the anti-Christian thrust of the governmental school system produces inevitable results such as "moral relativism (no fixed standards), academic dumbing down, far-left programs, near absence of discipline and the persistent but pitiable rationalizations offered by government education professionals."
Shortt urges pastors and Christian leaders to read the book so they might "understand why the church can no longer abdicate its historic role in the education of our children."
This book makes it clear why no Christian child should be left behind in government schools. "Our Christian children are perishing because parents and pastors lack knowledge. The information in this book exposes the 'salt and light' and the 'our schools are different' rationalizations for educating Christian children in pagan schools for the contemptible falsehoods they are."
"Any parent or pastor who genuinely desires to be faithful in the education of Christian children needs to find out what the public schools are actually doing, rather than relying on what they are saying they are doing or on memories of the public schools as they may have existed 10, 20 or 30 years ago."
Read more: On the 'sin' of sending kids to public school http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=28769#ixzz1Gd57bu00
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