More than 85 percent of Christians in America send their children to government schools. That number is staggering. However, it has been the norm for so long that we fail to see its significance. Imagine if 85 percent of Christians voted. Better yet, imagine if 85 percent of Christians witnessed or tithed or showed up regularly at the churches where their names are on the rolls. I guarantee you there would be headline stories in every Christian publication if any one of those things happened anytime soon. It is almost impossible to get 85 percent of Christians to participate in any single activity. However, a whopping 85 percent make the same educational choice.
If we stop teaching our children in the faith, we will cease to exist as a community of faith. It’s that simple. We cannot continue to send our children to Caesar for their education and be surprised when they come home as Romans. More importantly, we cannot continue to use Caesar’s methods in our Christian schools and expect a different outcome. Education is inseparable from discipleship (Luke 6:40). [We need to be aware of our] the consequences of their educational choices.
The Nehemiah Institute has demonstrated since 1988 that education is the greatest shaper of worldview. Thus their findings consistently show wide gaps between the worldviews of Christian children educated by the government and those educated by their parents and/or truly Christian schools. How can we know this information and remain silent? Especially when Jesus said, “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea” (Mark 9:42).
Baucham Jr., Voddie (2011-04-05). Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God (pp. 201-202). Good News Publishers/Crossway Books. Kindle Edition.
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Interesting comment. We have Homeschooled our six children and it is really interesting to see them interacting now in various roles of employment . They notice huge differences in their attitudes to work and employers and the employers notice it too. They have all had the comment made to them that it would be good if more workers were home schooled. They have been applauded for their problem solving and ingenuity in difficult situations. One of our children is just completing a double degree in Education and English Literature and is finding her perceptions of education are very different from her peers but rather being ostracized for this she is discovering that he freshness is appreciated .