Who’s winning the hearts of our children in the world of education? One of the clearest issues in the education debate is the question of worldview development. The Nehemiah Institute continues to demonstrate year after year that Christian children in government schools who actually retain anything close to a biblical worldview are the rare exception and not the rule. (Do you know what a biblical worldview is?)
Contrary to popular opinion, there is no such thing as amoral education. All education teaches and shapes morality. It is impossible to separate one’s view of God, man, truth, knowledge, and ethics from the educational process. Every day that our children sit behind a desk, they are either being taught to know, love, and obey God or they are being taught to love and obey someone or something that has usurped God’s proper role.
If you think your child is above such influence, think again. The statistics tell the real story – less than 9% of our Christian children have a biblical worldview, and only one out of ten are absolutely committed to Christianity after being raised in our Christian homes.
How can I effectively “make disciples” of my children if I send them off to the government school forty-five to fifty hours per week? How can our children evangelize our government schools if they don’t know what they believe and why they believe it? Not to mention that all of the evidence currently points to the fact that our children are the evangelized, not the evangelists, in our nation’s schools. They are the ones being carried away by every wind of doctrine.
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