15 July 2012
God's Word the Foundation for Educating Generations for Christ
In this perverted and adulterous generation, what a novel idea to establish education for Christian children and youth on the Holy Word of God. During the Reformation, Christians all over Europe established institutions of higher learning founded on God's Word. In fact, the Christian leaders of the English Colonies in America in the 17th century established schools, colleges, and seminaries all founded upon the Word of God. From 1636, when Harvard College was founded, right up through 1805, almost all education in America was founded upon and occupied with the Scriptures.
In fact, here is Harvard University's original mission statement:
"Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning."
This is amazing to me! Harvard's educational philosophy and purpose was so clear and Biblically sound at its founding. Tragically, in 1805 the liberal Unitarians completely took over Harvard University and kicked out all of the Bible-believing professors and administrators. As the above quote by Martin Luther states so clearly, Harvard University became corrupt because it rejected the authority of the Word of God and was no longer occupied with it or founded upon it. Harvard had the right original vision and purpose in education, and it held to its course for nearly 170 years, but slowly the lies and deceptions of the enemy crept in. What Jesus called, "the leaven of the Scribes and Pharisees," spread from a few to the many, until the majority took complete control and kicked God and His Word out of the university.
Today we need new Christian institutions that are founded upon the authority of Jesus Christ and God's Holy Word. We need new Christian universities, Christian colleges, Bible colleges, Christian private schools, and Christian home schools. We must establish them on the only foundation that can be laid: Jesus Christ and obedience to His commandments, for this is truly the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.
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