So I don’t always agree with Matt Walsh, but today he tweeted out encouragement for parents to get their children out of public schools. I could not agree more. If your children are in public schools, or you are considering what to do for their education, I would encourage you to make any sacrifice you need to make to homeschool your children. Not that there aren’t some good Christian schools out there, there are. But the Biblical model for education is in the home (Deut 6:7).
If you need some reasons as to why you should remove your child from public education, consider the following:
If your child goes to the public school system from K-12, they will spend 5 days a week, from 9-3, 36 weeks of the year. Working the math means that schools will have just over 14,000 hours of your child’s life to teach them. And what are they learning during that time?
Critical race theory
Homosexuality and transgenderism
Evolution and millions of years
And to hate you and everything you stand for.
As Voddie Baucham says, we should stop being surprised when we send our children to Caesar for education that they come home Roman. You want your child to be a godless pagan who at least accepts a perverse view of sexuality if not actively engages in it? Send them to public school and you drastically increase the odds. This doesn’t even count the bullying, drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, pornographic sex ed, school shootings, and miserable education that your child will be subjected to.
Children are not missionaries. Children go to school to be taught, not to teach. You cannot as a parent expect your child to fight off the wickedness they will be exposed to in a public school. Your job is to bring them up in the nurture and admonish of the Lord. If you think you can do that by sending them to a godless, pagan, pornographic, evil environment 5 days a week, 36 weeks a year, then I can’t help you. You are self-deluded.
Time is running out on our freedoms. We need to use them while we can. And for those who are going to argue “I went to public school and I turned out ok” or “I know homeschool kids who did X terrible thing”, no system is perfect, nor will every kid who goes to public school fall away. But a warrior is not trained on the battlefield. He hones his craft in safety, under the guidance of a veteran soldier at the base before he ever sees combat. I submit that the public school is not a safe basecamp, it is a war zone. Is it possible that a few raw recruits sent into the war zone might survive? Yes. Is it also possible that a well-trained warrior will fall? Also yes. But who would you rather send into a warzone: a well-trained, confident warrior, or an untrained, scared recruit? I submit we are sending five and six-year-old recruits into the war zone and expecting them to win battles they have no training for or understanding of. And the carnage among young people in the church that it has produced for some reason baffles everyone. The formula is not complicated: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Prov 22:6)….but it does require hard work….and let’s be honest….most people are too lazy to do it.
Evangelicalism has bred a generation of people who take Christianity very lightly. They care nothing for what the Scriptures say about anything, including the education of children. But the education of children is not the role of the state, it is not the role of the church, it is not the role of the school, it is the role of the parent. Period. There are no Scriptural exceptions for this. Scripture never entrusts the care of children to anyone but their parents. If you cannot educate your own children, make changes in your life so you can. Or explain to God why your comfortable life was more important than doing His commands.
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