Christian friends, I know the statement I’m about to make will sound very harsh too many. But please read this article to the end and then prayerfully do some simple research on the topic. Then consider what you learn and act biblically.
Here is the indictment. In light of where the public education system in the United States is today, to send our children into that system is to cause our little ones to sin. Woe on us as we continue to do so!
We must get them out! For the glory of God and the good of their souls and ours!
Now, I know that for some people(few but definitely some)it would be near impossible to remove their child or children from the public system immediately. I will address the “how”, later. First we must clearly establish the “why”.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
- Prov. 22:6
- It is a command, not a suggestion. It is a command, for us to “train” our children.
- As it is a command to us, we are the ones responsible for what training they receive.
So of course those who are in rebellion to Him will not willfully train our children in ways that honor Him. Their anti Christ bias will come through in the subject they train our children in. Only Christians, and especially Christian parents, can properly train their child in such a way that honors God.
Now, this does not mean that no one but parents can have any hand in training their children. What it does mean is that the parents are the primary shapers of the “way”, children are to go in life. As such, parents are responsible to at least have a basic understanding of what anyone other than them is teaching their children. That way they can make sure that their children understand how it fits into a biblical worldview.
For example. A child may get some training from an anti Christian textbook or author/presenter(museum trip, film presentation, article from secular source for a certain topic, etc.). Let’s say in a complex subject like biology or anthropology. In either of these areas the person training your child will most likely have an anti Christian view of creation and will assert that humanity has evolved over millions of years.
Now, it is good to do some study here and know something about biblical creation and
that non Christians do not have the market cornered on evidence as regards origins and history of the world or its workings. But as beneficial as that knowledge is, it is not essential in guiding your children in their study of these and other complex fields of study. The only essential is a rock solid adherence to God’s word and it’s clear teachings.
It does not take a leading scientist or theologian to address this very important issue. One simply needs to assert God’s word. Remembering it is indeed God’s word we are asserting and not ours.
When molecules to man evolution is being asserted by the non Christian, the Christian parent needs to simply take their child to the first chapter of Genesis to set the record straight.
“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” - Gen. 1:26
It really is that simple to show that man is specially created in God’s image and has dominion over other creatures and is not a result of evolving over millions of years from some lesser creature.
Honestly, as we train our children we may gain a hunger to know more ourselves and as such will learn more for their good and ours. The more we know of God and His view of His creation the more we glorify Him. That is just one good side effect of homeschooling!
Remember friends, no matter whatever else we study or learn, nothing is more important than knowing His word. when God speaks definitively we must as well. We must never bow to any mind or will that contradicts God’s. And we are obligated to train our children not to do so either.
I’m going to address issues that will affect our kids in public(possibly even private) schools, as well as the public arena outside of simply school. I’ll address issues both nationally and here in the state of Oregon. Please understand this. Just because it isn’t happening in your school/area yet, do not think it is far off. In some areas the battle is already very heated and our kids are already falling prey to ever increasing wickedness.
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/equality-act-anti-christian/ , https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/democrats-equality-act-opens-the-door-to-legalized-pedophilia.-heres-how
H.R.5 is the nationwide legislation that will functionally criminalize Christianity and traditional views of gender identity and roles. The vote has already passed in the House and is awaiting a Senate vote.
In short, LGBTQ issues will be granted the same civil protections and guarantees that race does now. No religious opt outs are available. H.R.5 will be also be the gateway to Pedophilia acceptance.
Speaking of Pedophilia. It has a new name. Many pedophiles are now asserting that they should be identified as, M.A.P.(Minor Attracted Person(s)). There is a hard push for LGBTQ to add a “P” on the end. There have already been favorable talks about it in progessive think groups like TEDx Talks. https://blog.ted.com/tedx-talk-under-review/
H.B. 2023 mandates that LGBTQ personalities and issues be integrated into all school curriculum, in all subjects, at all grade levels. H.B. 2023 has passed and is signed into law by Governor Kate Brown and implementation statewide is mandatory by 2026.
However, many schools are already pushing this agenda voluntarily. But know this friends, this iniquitous decree is on the books and it is coming to your kids school, if it hasn’t already arrived.
Have you heard of Drag Queen Story Hour yet? If not you will. Private bookstores have them and big sponsors like professional sports teams are hosting or collaborating to put them on. But that’s not all. They’re also coming to your public library and yes...your public elementary schools!
What goes on there? Well, drag queens, men dressed up like raunchy and sexually comedic women, read LGBTQ indoctrination books to young children. Children who are confused(and sometimes even scared) by strange men dressed up as women telling them strange things that pollute their young minds.
Friends, I could go on and on. But it’s time for you to do some serious prayer and at least a little research. If the links I provided with the links inside of those stories isn’t enough to make you sick and angry, you’ve got even more serious problems than we’ve covered here.
Our kids are under attack. Forget about the judgement God will bring on the God haters scheming to pollute and harm our kids.
“For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God;” - 1 Pet. 4:17
Friends, like I said above, if we leave our kids in this wicked public system we are tying a millstone around our own neck! First and foremost we are the problem! We are the ones trusting a pagan and Christ hating system to train our children in the bulk of their academic lives! Woe on us!
“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing;...” 2 Cor. 6:14-17
So now we get to the “how” I said we’d get to earlier. The answer is simple. Yet even though it is simple it is also very hard for many to actually do. Why? Because the simplicity entails sacrifice. We don’t like sacrifice. We like comfort. But friends this is about obeying God and loving our nearest and neediest neighbors. Our children! How much are their bodies and souls worth?
I’m not being hyperbolic! Did you read those articles? Have you prayed and seriously thought about this? Please friends, don’t blow this off! Too much is at stake!
Like I said the answer is simple. Get your kids out of public school. Take them out today and don’t send them back. I’m not joking! Especially if either parent is at home. If your child was sick you’d pull them out immediately. Your child is being infected by the school!
I said it is simple but hard to digest. Especially when it is so bluntly laid out. I know many of you are probably saying the old mantra, “Not at my kid’s school.” But friends, are you really sure of that? How can you be?
But even if you’re right, and this latest wickedness hasn’t taken root in your school, your kids are already getting anti Christ, evolutionary teaching that undermines God in all areas.
Even before this major onslaught, books like McDowell’s, “Last Christian Generation” and Ham’s, “Already Gone” detail how the public school system already heavily contributes to the death of young people’s budding faith. They’re checking out from Christianity and the Church in heart and head if not body, often as early as Jr. High!
If that wasn’t enough, in Oregon(maybe elsewhere too) your daughter can get an abortion and the school will never let you know! But hey, you’ll pay for it with your insurance!
Now, maybe taking them out today just won’t work. But it is time to make plans. It is time to set your mind on doing just that. Maybe it will take a few days, a week, a month, but sooner is better than later.
Yes, you can do this. You don’t need to be a teacher and have a college degree. Remember, God has called you to be the one to train up your child. He has commanded you and equipped you. It will probably be tough. But your kids are worth it!
It might be a big fight. Your kids, depending on their age and attachment to friends at school may make it really hard. But like I said, this will be sacrifice. For you and them.
There are tons of options for curriculum and help for costs. In this day and age, YouTube and other social media outlets and such have a wealth of helpful information. And undoubtedly there are people in your church or group of friends who are already homeschooling. Reach out!
Here is where the sacrifice could really come out. If both parents are working, mom most likely needs to come home. We need to not make excuses for doing what is right by our kids and for our families.
On top of that, the reduced income may mean a new living situation. There may be “toys” that need to be sold, trips that need to be cancelled, and activities that may need to be curtailed all around. You may even have to sell your home and downsize!
For whatever reason, maybe you feel you just can’t homeschool your child. Do you have a family member that loves Jesus and loves your child(ren) and is willing to homeschool them? It may be a viable option.
We must ask ourselves. What does it profit to gain the world and lose our child’s soul?
2. Private Christian School
This is a distant second choice but it is still far better than public school. If you can find a solid Christian school with sound doctrine that won’t bow to public opinion and the state, maybe they are a viable option for your child’s education. But if so you need to be an attentive parent and as involved as possible. Your child’s training is still your responsibility.
Homeschool can be somewhat expensive but good Christian schooling will likely be much more. But again, sacrifice is often necessary to do what is right.
The local church can be a big help! They should be. You are part of the local body of Christ and as such you should be able to count on support from fellow members. Larger churches can help directly. Smaller churches may have to work together. But all can help in some significant way. Here’s a few.
- Each church is empty most of the week except Sunday. There are rooms that can double as school rooms.
- Money. You want to homeschool. You can’t afford to buy all the books and supplies immediately but you realize you need to get the kids out now. The local church can help. This is where the church can especially help with those rare situations I mentioned above. If you are a single parent and can’t at this time stay home with your child and don’t have money for Christian school, so public school seems like the only option. This is where creative and prayer fueled thinking and action on the part of you and the local church can be a solution to that problem.
- Volunteers for help. Maybe you can’t do all the homeschooling and can’t afford private school. There are often elder saints who have a love for children and a willingness to serve them and families. They can help organize and even help in teaching subjects. Putting together a homeschool co operative experience in a local church or several churches is already happening. It can happen in your area.
- Larger churches or several smaller ones may even be able to hire coordinators and facilitators to help homeschooling parents train their kids. Even help train the parents who need direction and sometimes just confidence and support.
- Some churches can actually open Christian schools in their open buildings during the weekdays or open whole new facilities. These could be full schools or they could just be resource centers with helpers for parents to come and avail themselves of. Physical, emotional, and spiritual resources fellow members in the body of Christ supply to other members of His body. This is building up of the body of Christ in love!
Friends, the situation with the LGBTQ agenda and other wickedness like abortion and birth control access are only getting worse and worse in the public school sector. We are obligated to care for our children and train them in God honoring ways. This honestly is almost impossible to do when we leave our kids in this ever increasingly anti Christ system.
Please friends, our kids are too precious and God’s commands are clear. May He grant us repentance for our lack of diligent attention to their plight in the secular public indoctrination system and our desire for comfort over their good.