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When Is The Best Time To Put My Children In

Christian School?

     Considering the fact that your children can't get a true perspective on God in a school that excludes Him, there is a better question: "When should they not be in Christian /files/Images/Photos/56181320.jpgschool?"  If at all possible, have them taught from a Christian perspective every day of their lives.  As Solomon writes, "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it" (Proverbs 22:6). 

     Now, if you've placed your children in a public school, you are not guilty of a sin.  And unless God has expressly forbidden it in your case, it isn't sin at all.  The question is not, "Is it lawful?" but "Is it profitable?"  Your task as a loving parent will be much easier if your kids are placed in an educational environment that reinforces biblical principles, rather than refutes or ignores them.



"Sometimes parents think that a secular environment will 'strengthen' their children by forcing them to stand up for their own beliefs.  But God's Word does not endorse that viewpoint.  It does not say, 'Give a child twelve years of training in the way he should not go, and he will be made strong by it.'"

                                                  Dr. Wayne Grodin


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Big Ideas to Consider:

1. There are basically two kingdoms: a kingdom of light and a kingdom of darkness. It seems strange to have those who walk in darkness educate children of light. It doesn't fit.

2. If Jesus Christ is Lord, then He is Lord of all. We cannot divide things into secular and sacred.

3. All truth is God's truth, and God's Word sheds light on our path. Only in His light can we see light. Education is not focused on possibilities but on certainties found in God's Word.

4. Deuteronomy 6 tells parents that, in all they do, they should provide a godly education 24/7.

5. Three key institutions that shape a child are the home, the church and the school. Children are served best when all three institutions point them in the same direction.

6. Only an education that has the liberty to address the whole child -- social, intellectual, emotional, physical AND spiritual -- reaches the possibility of excellence.

7. The best preparation for effective service is to be well grounded in one's mind before direct engagement of the culture.