Neutral Education - I Think Not
I have been thinking lately about the state of our county and how education plays a role in where we are today. I want you to know I believe that education is NOT neutral. Clearly, at TPCS, we educate from a biblical perspective with a foundation anchored in the truth of the Scripture. While most Christian schools do the same, not all private schools are anchored to the same foundation.
Intentionally, public schools actively avoid any connection to a biblical foundation. We see this in current events that public education is NOT neutral. The present state of public education is teaching a revisionist history, accepting morals that conflict with the Bible, and intentionally excluding Christianity in any form.
Humanity has a propensity to worship. It is generally believed that less than 7% of the world’s population are atheists, and over 70% of those are in Russian and China. With this in mind, you can consistently find a deity of some form that they worship in all people groups. From my observation, the public educational system has effectively removed all gods and replaced them with man himself (humanism). This elevation of man (students) has resulted in a narcissistic, entitled generation. When you couple that with the current trends in “parenting as friends” and “everyone is a winner,” we have ignored God’s design for human interpersonal relationships and our position in relation to God.
Parents, Ephesians 6:1-4 gives clear guidance, especially to fathers, about how to raise their children. I find it hard to align verse 4, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” with an educational system that has removed God from the foundation. We should consider how our current and past decisions have shaped our today and the impact on our children’s tomorrow.
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