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Why Should I Send My Child To A School That's Nowhere Near My House When The Public School Is Right Across The Street?

          If the public school system is rooted in a humanistic, truth-is-relative philosophy - and whether they openly admit it or not, virtually all of them are - does it really matter how close to home your children are when they hear it?  Across the street or across town, they're still being taught for six to eight hours a day that God is irrelevant.


          If the issue is safety, you'll find that Christian schools are much less dangerous, no matter how far away they are from home.  [click here for more information about safety]  But if it's simply a matter of location, you might be letting the school's proximity cloud your judgment.  When it comes to your decision-making pecking order, obedience should always precede convenience.


"The school system that ignores God teaches its pupils to ignore God; and this is not neutrality.  It is the worst form of antagonism, for it judges God to be unimportant and irrelevant in human affairs.  This is atheism."

                                                  Gordon Clark


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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.