(Re-post from June 2005)
“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. I’m afraid the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the hearts of our youth.”– Martin Luther (1483-1546), German Theologian
Our government has given us the largest bureaucratic daycare and brainwashing system in the world! Everyday in America millions of Christian parents blindly surrender their beloved children for nearly forty hours each week over to secular strangers to be educated.
Naturally, there is much controversy among Christians today about whether or not parents should send their children to the public school to be educated by the government. But parents should ask themselves - Is it really the government’s responsibility to teach our children? Would the Jews ever send their children to the Philistines to be educated? I don’t think so!
Christian parents who seek to educate their children in the government school system allow their children to be instructed according to the creed of another religion, not Christianity! If parents delegate their authority to the government, then parents need to be vigilant in making sure the government’s “teaching” reaches the parent's standards. But how can that be if the government teachings are contrary to the teachings of God? Maybe the parent's standards aren’t where they should be?
Parents naively trust the government to protect their children and provide them with a proper education. Unfortunately, most parents today are too lazy and irresponsible to get involved in their children’s lives and ensure that the schools are doing their job. The reality is far from what the expectation should be, and as long a parents continue to ignore the facts and make excuses, their children will continued to be destroyed! In reality, parents have willingly relinquished their rights, developed a sluggish attitude and surrendered their children over to the hands of the devil to devour!
In addition to destroying your children’s minds, the school system is also designed to eliminate parental involvement in order to insure that children have a dependency on the system. The school system has replaced the need for parents, thus allowing their propaganda to reign paramount. They transport, educate, feed, socialize, discipline and watch over our children all throughout the day. There is even before and after programs along with summer programs for the especially lazy parents. Consequently, children become the victims of neglect, poor socialization and endless hours of humanistic indoctrination, which causes them to naturally reject absolute Truth and ultimately ends up leading to their failure in life.
Jesus said in Luke 11:23 “He who is not with Me is against Me.”
Neutrality is impossible with the Lord. Either we are going His direction, or we are not. We either teach our to children love, honor and obey God, or we send them to a place to be educated where God is completely irrelevant. The enemy is Satan, and he reigns in the government schools.
The very teaching or mentioning of God at school is prohibited and often times punishable by government officials. The public school is a place that mocks God and persistently omits Him from all aspects of life. To send your children to an environment that is not only hostile towards God, but rejects Him all together, is absolutely foolish and clearly against the Lord.
God is clear in His Word that parents are to “Train up a child the way he should go...” (Prov. 22:6), not place them in the hands of God-hating strangers to do the job.
If Christian parents truly love their children, they need to pull them out of public school immediately and save them from eternal destruction! We cannot expect Christian children to spiritually survive alone in the midst of a pagan world. There is no excuse why Christian parents should place their children in the arms of the enemy of God!
God calls parents to raise their own children, discipline them and teach them the ways of the Lord all throughout the day, from the time they rise up to the time they go to sleep (Deut 6:4-7). Parents ~ Why would you want to send your kids away to be educated by a system that is against your Lord?
“Bring your children up in the fear and admonition of the Lord.” -- Ephesians 6:4