Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Lost Key to Discipleship

I promised to bump the public education debate to a new post. I have wanted to write another entry myself, but due to computer issues and other deadlines, I haven't been able to do so. Instead, Acceptance with Joy directed me to this excellent blog post by Voddie Baucham, Education: The Lost Key to Discipleship.

Who will your children resemble at the end of their "formal education?"

Any educational system that denies the existence, preeminence, and primacy of God is in violation of this biblical principle and is detracting from, rather than contributing to the discipleship process. This alone should eliminate government education as an option. However, this is just the beginning.

And that's just the beginning of his lengthy post on education and the Bible. He addresses all the major points and hits them out of the park. Here's what he said about the mistaken notion that education can be value-neutral.
Contrary to popular opinion, there is no such thing as amoral or value-neutral education. All education teaches and shapes morality. It is impossible to separate ones view of God, man, truth, knowledge and ethics from the educational process. Every day our children sit behind a desk, they are either being taught to know, love and obey God, or they are being taught to love and obey someone or something else that is attempting to usurp God's authority and role.
It's a must read for all Christian parents who would like to seriously examine what the Bible says about education.

(Note to Elaine: I know that you were studying your position on this issue, if you would like to email a response to this, or use the comments section to post your thoughts feel free to do so.)

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