09 April 2011

The Value and Priority of Educating Generations for Christ

American schools are the best funded in the world, yet out of 41 nations, American students consistently rank near or at the bottom in mathematics, physics, and science. Despite their failing, more than 80% of evangelical Christians place their children in government (public) schools, exposing them to moral, academic, and physical danger on a daily basis.

"To commit our children to the care of irreligious people is to commit lambs to the superintendency of wolves." - T. Dwight, Yale University President 1795-1817

I grew up on the mission field and spent 11 years in Afghanistan and four years in Iran. I observed that one of the first things missionaries abroad do is to start Christian schools to educate the local people and teach and disciple them in the truth and principles of God's Word. Yet, when I came back to America, I was shocked to discover that most Christian parents allow their children to be indoctrinated by the government schools' secular humanist and new age socialist agenda. This makes absolutely no sense to me and is completely contrary to the mandate of Scripture regarding the education of our children. I can't understand why American Christian missionaries value the education and discipleship of their converts overseas, but back at home, demonstrate a serious lack of value and priority for the education and discipleship of their own children in a Biblical worldview and Christ-centered educational environment.

Christian parents, "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to CHRIST." - Apostle Paul, Colossians 2:8

According to the Scriptures, according to our Lord and Master Teacher, Jesus Christ, and according to the prophets and the apostles of the Bible, education belongs to the family first, with assistance from the church. However, in America today the government has been permitted to usurp this vital role. Christian parents have abdicated their parental responsibility, authority, and duty, and given over their children to the world to be indoctrinated in creeds that are anti-Christian and hostile to their faith and to be brainwashed in moral relativism and humanistic socialism. Christian children who now graduate from public high schools are being surveyed regarding their worldview, and the evidence is showing that the vast majority of these "Christian" children are demonstrating that they have a secular humanist or socialist/Marxist worldview, rather than a truly . Please see the PEERS trend chart above and the video clip below based on evidence is from the

The great Reformation leader, Martin Luther, warned Christian parents about this grave danger:

"I am much afraid that schools will prove to be great gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt."

Warning: Government schools are dangerous to the well being of your children!

The Biblical instruction of our children may be the thrust that God could use to restore American society and revive the nation. A fresh obedience by the Church to its God-ordained role in education, may be the catalyst for a third great awakening. I plead with you, dear Christian parent, to remove your children from the system and enter the promised land of home schooling or Christ-centered day schools in obedience to God and for the sake of your children who belong to God. Please, render to God the things that belong to God; render to God your precious children who deserve and require a truly Christian education.

For assistance with removing your children from the ungodly state usurper called the public school system and with learning more about how you can or partner with private , contact the Exodus Mandate Project:  www.ExodusMandate.org

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