Train up a child in the way he SHOULD go......

"I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of Hell unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt."
-- Martin Luther--

Today my heart is heavy because of the ignorance and irresponsibility of God's people. People who have been called by God to be parents. 

Right now, I know of mothers whose hearts are breaking, because they truly have no choice but to send their children to a pubic school to be educated. They plead with the Almighty to protect and strengthen their children. I listened yesterday to a young girl who has been forced into a secular school by her father and saw the pain and anger on her face because she did not have a choice. 

At the same time I know of parents who DO have a choice, but they have chosen to neglect God's Word and to send their little girl to the Enemy for her education. They are willing to sacrifice their little one because they're afraid. Whatever the reason, I am sickened and angered by it.  

WHY? Why would born-again believers CHOOSE to sacrifice their child to Satan's indoctrination? They are no different than the Israelites who sacrificed their children to Baalam. God help these innocent children. Will a child's behavior improve in an over-crowded under-staffed classroom where they are taught that wrong and right are relative? Do parents really believe that what they say will over-ride what they do?! 

If you are a truly born-again, child of God then you have the Holy Spirit within. Ask Him what He thinks of your choice? You know if you truly have no choice or if you simply have rejected the choice God has given you. I found this Bible study on education in the Bible. Bible And Education Read it in HONEST and HUMBLE prayer. God has already told you what He expects of you in His Word. If after reading this you still choose to sacrifice your child to Baalam, then read what He says in Matthew 18:6.

"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."

"Be not deceived; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh (or his child's flesh) shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we SHALL reap, IF WE FAINT NOT." Galatians 6:7-9

If you have selfishly made the choice to allow Satan to educate your child, then I plead with you to repent and obey God. 1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." God's forgiveness is never a license to continue in sin, but rather, it is the way to remove the offense and to restore one's relationship with God. 

If it is fear that keeps you from obeying God's command to train up your child in the way he/she should go remember, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 Go to your pastor, godly parents, other mature servants of God and you will find a wealth of resources and encouragement. If not, then find a church that stands on the Word of God and you will have help. 

I realize that this is a little lengthy, but my heart is heavy because those I love have decided against God's Word and have broken the hearts of those who have been praying that they would heed the Bible; and because I watch others who pray that God would open doors so that their children could have a godly education and beg God to keep their children safe and pure in the ungodly world they have been forced into prematurely. 

I would have written this to the couple in question directly, but I am not sure if it is my business to interfere directly or whether they would read it anyhow. Also, I know that they are not the only Christian parents out there who have chosen against God's Word. Lord willing, they will read this and be honest with themselves. No one who prays honestly can say that God has directed them to send their children to a secular, ungodly school. How can I say this so dogmatically? Because God's Word teaches otherwise. 

Please, don't send your child to public school!! May God help you if you do.


J.H said...

I am truly touched by your post :-)
Thank you for writting this down.
I have the thoughts of sending my boy to an outstanding however - secular school because it was free. We are not a weatlhy family so sending him to private school has never comes to mind.

But somehow through circumstances and prayer, God open a door for our son to be admitted to one of the fee-paying school, which is has a strong christian ethos. Unfortunately christian school here is nothing like in US, but this is the best we can get here.
I have no clue how we will pay his school fee in 3-4 years to come, but we really find peace in our choice and rest upon God to provide for us.

I've heard of homeschooling, something that very new to me and I believe it is illegal if you are local citizen in many Asian countries. I have to say I am very uncomfortable and skeptics that it will be as efficient as normal school, especially when parent (who is the teacher) comes from different/uneducated background are expected to teach complicated algebra, differential equation or electronics. I've tried to teach my self particle physics, french, piano, and tennis and it's proven impossible just to read it from the book, let it alone teach other. However if it comes in my native tounge I'll give it a go any try it :-)

The Loveless Family said...

I'm glad God has allowed you to keep you son from a secular school. I don't know what the laws are concerning homeschool in other countries. I am blessed to live in Ontario, Canada, where there is currently no restrictions. And so are my loved ones who have chosen to send their child to secular school. We are going to use an American curriculum. It is very affordable for us at $200 US per year. As I said, my heart breaks for those of you who struggle in trying to educate your children the Bibe way. I believe that if you are honoring God's direction by faith He will honor you and provide. I will be praying that you can find a way to keep your son from the secular schools. God bless.


J.H said...

Thank you sister, as I said... your writting has blesses my heart!
Yes, please pray for us in UK, school, even the christian school, are much very limited in religious freedom even got one of a creationist school - Emannuel College, a top news for banning teaching evolution. But I should be thankful here, I am much fortunante than my country men. Comes from Moslem country, I know not what is freedom of speech, especially as a woman. I hope to read more your post soon.

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