Sinful Public Schools
The headlines speak for themselves. Student-teacher sex scandals, boys sodomizing other boys (hazing) on school busses and in the locker room of High Schools around the country, student-student sex, rampant immodesty, foul language, drugs, alcohol, radical homosexual agendas, teachers taking students for abortions, “sexting” leading to suicide, sexually transmitted diseases, brutal beatings, gender “neutral” agenda, school shootings, etc. These are just some of the headlines that have become the norm. And that does not include things like cheating, disrespect for authority, impropriety towards the opposite sex, and other moral behaviors children learn regularly and repeatedly in school.
The Bible speaks either directly, or principally to every aspect of life. There are no grey areas. Sure, there are things that are difficult to discern, but education is not one of them. Though you won’t find the word ‘education’ in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, there are a number of passages that speak directly to the issue of training ourselves and our children intellectually, spiritually, philosophically and morally (See Deut. 6:6,7):
Deu 6:6-7 “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
Pro 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Eph 6:4 “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
Pro 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
THE ROD(The missing piece of the Biblical puzzle along with absentee/effeminate fathers which we will get into below):
Pro 13:24 “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”
Pro 22:15 “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”
Pro 23:13 “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.”
Pro 23:14 “Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.”
Pro 29:15 “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”
We also have numerous warnings against allowing others to influence us intellectually, spiritually, philosophically, and morally:
The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked (What way are you directing your child)?
Psa 1:1 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psa 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psa 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Psa 1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
Psa 1:6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”
Rom. 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
The Temple of the Living God
2Co 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
Col 2:8 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
No true Christian can send their child to the demonic public schools… If this doesn’t make Christian parents stop and re-consider putting their kids back in the government schools to be trained and discipled (Luke 6:40) the majority of their waking hours, I don’t know what will. Is it reasonable to say that the children who are being sent to the public schools are literally walking in the counsel of the wicked, standing in the way of sinners, and sitting in the literal seat of scoffers?
“But we want our family to be salt and light to the public school kids.”
So do we. One way to do this without submitting your children to sit under the tutelage/discipleship of a system that hates the Lord and His law is to make a point to go as a family to the public sidewalks outside of the government schools and pass out tracts to the students as they’re walking to and from school for the day or walking in to a school sports event. Open-air preaching is one of the most effective ways of evangelism.
“But we’ve prayed about it and this is what we feel the Lord wants us to do.”
This line of reasoning smacks of mysticism. Instead of making an argument with an open Bible [which commands Christ-centered education] we dismiss all opposition with the flippant, trite, overused, and theologically problem-laden phrase, ‘we prayed about it and this is what the Lord told us to do’…. The Holy Spirit does not speak independently of or contrary to what is set forth in the Bible…. ‘The Lord told me’ is no substitute for ‘the Bible says!’
“But our school is different. We have Christian teachers.”
Thank the Lord for those true, Christian teachers who are willing to get disciplined and fired for daring to speak of the Lord and His Word to their students! But you must realize that the system and corresponding school authorities are still opposed to the things of the Lord. Even with Christian teachers, your children will not be able to receive a clear-cut Christian education while in the government schools. If a teacher even tried to teach from that perspective, he/she would be quickly fired. Christian teachers who have left the public school system tell us it just doesn’t… can’t… happen.
“I’m a teacher… parent… and I’m offended by this post.”
Go to the bible, it will NEVER lead you to sin IF you are living holy & perfect as commanded. It will NEVER lead you to send your child too a demonic public school.
AN EDUCATIONAL POP-QUIZ FOR CHRISTIAN PARENTS: Is Sending Children To Public School Sinful?The public school system in America is admittedly in disarray. Academic mediocrity is the norm and moral degeneration is rampant. Recent statistics reveal:
• 68% of eighth graders can’t read proficiently, and most will never catch up.
• 8.7 million secondary-school students tested were unable to read and comprehend the material in their textbooks (that’s one in four).
• 10% of all boys and 5% of all girls in public schools report being threatened with a weapon.
• Between the years 1993 and 2007, studies reveal nearly 12% of boys and 4% of girls reported carrying a weapon to school in the previous 30 days.
• 9% of American students (6th – 12th grades) report being bullied to the point of injury at school.
• Since prayer was removed from public schools in 1962 violent crime has risen 560%, teen pregnancy or illegitimate births have risen 419%, divorce rates have quadrupled, teen suicide has risen 200%, and SAT scores have dropped nearly 80 points.
The American government has time and again used every legal means to eliminate God, His Word, and His influence from its state sponsored educational system:
Psa 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
• In 1962 the Supreme Court ruled that public schools cannot sponsor prayer.
• In 1963 the Supreme Court banned school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools.
• In 1965 the Supreme Court ruled that a child may pray silently to himself if no one knows he is praying.
• In 1980 the Supreme Court ruled that the Ten Commandments cannot be posted in classrooms for they may, “induce school children to read, meditate upon, (and) perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments”.
• In 1985 the Supreme Court struck down Alabama law requiring schools to have a moment of silent meditation at the beginning of the day.
• In 1987 the Supreme Court overturned a State Law requiring a balanced treatment of Creation Science and Evolution.
• In 1992 the Supreme Court ruled even clergy cannot offer prayer at graduation ceremonies.
• In 2000 the Supreme Court ruled student initiated or student led prayer at football games is unconstitutional.
What about the origins and fundamental motivations for public schooling? The following quotes, made by the founders and proponents of government education, unveil the very spirit behind the godless institution of state-sponsored instruction…
“[Our] great object was to get rid of Christianity, and to convert our churches into halls of science. The plan was not to make open attacks on religion…but to establish a system of state – we said national – schools, from which all religion was to be excluded…and to which all parents were to be compelled by law to send their children. For this purpose, a secret society was formed and the whole country was to be organized.”
―Orestes Brownson, 1803-1876
“What the church has been for medieval man, the public school must become for democratic and rational man. God would be replaced by the concept of the public good.” ―Horace Mann, 1796-1858
“…the traditional approach in which the tools of learning [reading, writing, and arithmetic] were first mastered was not appropriate for the new age of social consciousness…apart from the thought of participation in social life, the school has no end or aim. There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is also dead and buried. There is no room for fixed natural law or moral absolutes.” ―John Dewey, 1859-1952
“Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school of humanism. What can theistic Sunday School’s meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?” ―Charles F. Potter, Humanism: A New Religion, 1930
“I think that the most important factor moving us toward a secular society has been the educational factor. Our schools may not teach Johnny to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is sixteen tends to lead toward the elimination of religious superstition.” ―Paul Blanshard, The Humanist, March/April 1976
“We must ask how we can kill the [G]od of Christianity. We need only insure that our schools teach only secular knowledge. If we could achieve this, [G]od would indeed be shortly due for a funeral service.”
―G. Richard Bozarth, American Atheist, Nov. 1977
“I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity…These teachers must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist preachers, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level – preschool day care or a large state university. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new – the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of “love thy neighbor” will finally be achieved.”
―John J. Dunphy, The Humanist, January/February 1983
“Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill, because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward his founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It is up to you teachers to make all of these sick children well by creating the international children of the future.”― In the keynote address to the Association for Childhood Education International, Chester M. Pierce, Professor of Education and Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University, April 1972
“Today, our state supported “public” schools are humanistic schools. Actually, they are religious institutions teaching, with public funds, an alien faith. The public schools are an establishment of religion: the religion of humanism…No Christian children should be required to attend a public school.” ―Rousas J. Rushdoony, The World’s Second Oldest Religion, 1981
In spite of these disturbing facts, many professing Christians continue to send their children to public school. Even though the Scriptures clearly charge parents with the responsibility of educating their own children (Gen 18:19; Deut 4:9-10; 6:7-9; Eph 6:4), many cite pragmatic motives like lack of finances and convenience as reasons why they continue to expose their children to the humanistic and satanic influence of government schools. Others wax spiritual, pointing to the Great Commission, claiming children of unbelievers cannot be evangelized apart from submitting their children to the public school system. What is the answer? Is it really that complex? Is a public education a valid Christian option? To aid in answering these important questions, please consider the illustration below and take the simple quiz that follows…
Suppose you often allowed your next-door neighbor to baby-sit your children. Of course, as a Christian, you were mindful of what your children were exposed to, so you just didn’t leave them with anyone. At your neighbor’s home, your children were well cared for and often engaged in profitable spiritual conversation. However, over time the atmosphere at your neighbor’s home began to change. They removed every Bible from the house. Both the Scriptures and the Ten Commandments, which were once proudly displayed on your neighbor’s wall, were taken down and thrown into the garbage. Shockingly, you learned your neighbors refused to even mention the name of ‘Jesus’ at all, except in a negative way. They once opened the day with prayer, but now audible prayer was strictly forbidden. Whereas before, they had a Biblical worldview, they now began boldly teaching humanism, atheism, and evolution. Your neighbors also began unashamedly discussing sexual matters and adopted a very liberal sexual agenda. They approved of masturbation, fornication, and even sodomy. They even chided your children with the accusation of being ‘bigoted’ because they refused to agree with their approval of ‘gay marriage’. It was rumored they often encouraged young people to experiment sexually and sexual deviates and homosexuals were said to often frequent their home. The most grievous aspect of the entire ordeal was the fact that it was irrefutably proven that children had been molested, and in some cases, even murdered in your neighbor’s home. And finally, every attempt to reform your neighbor’s moral degeneration was met with the utmost disapproval and resistance.
Considering these radical changes in the atmosphere in your neighbor’s home, please honestly answer the following questions:
1. Would you still allow your next-door neighbor to baby-sit your children?
2. If not, would money or convenience alter your decision in any way?
3. Would you consider it unloving and irresponsible to expose your children to such potential dangers?
4. Is the refusal to lovingly protect your children sinful?
5. Is moral irresponsibility, endangering the spiritual well-being of another (especially a child), a sin?
6. Would it be absolutely necessary to allow your neighbors to babysit your children to evangelize them?
I cannot fathom any parent, much less a Christian parent, answering these questions in any other way than:
#1―NO (absolutely not!)
The application is obvious…
It has been well publicized that the government school system in America displays all of the moral problems of our ‘neighbors’ cited in the analogy above…
1. Strict anti-God atmosphere.
2. Open prayer forbidden.
3. A refusal to display the ‘Ten Commandments’.
4. A stifling atmosphere for anyone standing for God.
5. Rampant satanic and anti-Christ indoctrination.
6. Sexual perversion and promiscuity encouraged.
7. Exposure to potential violence.
Almost any parent, especially if they are Christians, would be deeply alarmed if literally presented with the scenario in the above illustration. Hence, if we can clearly discern such neighbors are unfit to oversee our children, even for a few hours, then we must also acknowledge that submitting our children to the government schools for 18 years is grossly inappropriate, unwise, and demonstrably a breach of parental responsibility (note: public education demands approximately 1600 hours a year for 12 years, which equals roughly 2.5 to 3 full years). These issues are only a small part of what is wrong with government schools. However, these are issues that everyone is aware of and no one can deny. What else does someone have to know to act in protection of their children?
According to the civil code in America, no government school, regardless of whatever good and noble intentions the educators may possess, can make God and His Word the center of their education. I know of no public school in America that can teach Jesus Christ is the Son of the One and True God. No public schools teach Jesus is the only way to obtain eternal life, that men must repent and turn from all sin, and make Him Lord or they will perish in hell-fire. There is not one public school in America that can make the Scriptures their primary text book and teach the truths of God’s Word to its pupils. True, there may be some Christian teachers in the midst attempting to covertly reach out to the lost and share Scriptural truth (thank God, may they continue if they can, with God’s blessing, to be missionaries in a dark and pagan institution). However, the very essence of modern public education is, at the root, anti-Christ because God and His Word are unwelcomed by the institution itself (of course, this excludes any Christian teachers, but it doesn’t change the reality of the situation). Anyone with Biblical faith and moral discernment acknowledges this absolute.
This and this alone undermines the very essence of what the Bible teaches us about real education. When God is rejected, refused, and expelled, foolishness, chaos, disorder and sin will always follow.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
Regardless of what reasoning we may employ, if we believe the Scriptures, we must admit, there can be no wisdom or understanding apart from the exaltation of Jesus Christ―none. In conclusion, for Christian parents to know these facts, yet place their children in the humanistic public school anyway, is indeed sinful.
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”― James 4:17
 Statistics on American K-12 Public Education, The Broad Foundation Education.
 2006 test data provided by national and state standardized tests, National Council of Teachers of English.
 Cited in Table 4.1 in Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009; National Center for Education Statistics, DOE.
 Data from Table 11.2 in Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009; National Center for Education Statistics, DOE.
 The Wall Street Journal―Quantifying America’s Decline, by William J. Bennett.
 Engel v. Vitale.
 Murry v. Curlett; Abington Township School District v. Schempp.
 Stone v. Graham.
 Wallace v. Jaffree
 Edwards v. Aguillard.
 Lee v. Weisman.
 Doe vs. Santa Fe Independent School District.
ABSENTEE FATHERS – The biblical patriarchy is shunned, thus, the world falls deeper and deeper into sin. Feminists are filthy devils and the world keeps falling deeper and deeper into satan’s hand. Wake up mother, wake up father, you WILL be held accountable!
Many researchers and organizations have collected data on missing or absent fathers. According to the statistics compiled by the National Fatherhood Initiative:
• Father Factor in Poverty – Children in father-absent homes are five times more likely to be poor. In 2002, 7.8 percent of children in married-couple families were living in poverty, compared to 38.4 percent of children in female-householder families.
• Father Factor in Maternal and Infant Health – Infant mortality rates are 1.8 times higher for infants of unmarried mothers than for married mothers.
• Father Factor in Incarceration – Even after controlling for income, youths in father-absent households still had significantly higher odds of incarceration than those in mother-father families. Youths who never had a father in the household experienced the highest odds. A 2002 Department of Justice survey of 7,000 inmates revealed that 39% of jail inmates lived in mother-only households. Approximately forty-six percent of jail inmates in 2002 had a previously incarcerated family member. One-fifth experienced a father in prison or jail.
• Father Factor in Crime – A study of 109 juvenile offenders indicated that family structure significantly predicts delinquency. Adolescents, particularly boys, in single-parent families were at higher risk of status, property and person delinquencies. Moreover, students attending schools with a high proportion of children of single parents are also at risk. A study of 13,986 women in prison showed that more than half grew up without their father. Forty-two percent grew up in a single-mother household and sixteen percent lived with neither parent. (Fathers and Daughters).
• Father Factor in Child Abuse – Compared to living with both parents, living in a single-parent home doubles the risk that a child will suffer physical, emotional, or educational neglect. The overall rate of child abuse and neglect in single-parent households is 27.3 children per 1,000, whereas the rate of overall maltreatment in two-parent households is 15.5 per 1,000.
• Father Factor in Drug and Alcohol Abuse – Researchers at Columbia University found that children living in two-parent household with a poor relationship with their father are 68% more likely to smoke, drink, or use drugs compared to all teens in two-parent households. Teens in single mother households are at a 30% higher risk than those in two-parent households.
• Father Factor in Education – Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school.
Isa 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
3Jn 1:11 “Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.”
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