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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.


 6.  I went to public school and I turned out fine.  If it's good enough for me it's good enough for my kids, right?

     It is difficult to know what "OK" means. If you are saying "OK" means that you became a Christian, and you are a "nice" person with a "normal" life, give thanks to God.

     But if you are saying that "OK" means that you are the same person today that you would have been if you had attended a /files/Images/Photos/200326025-001.jpgChristian school, then we must think about what is assumed behind that statement.

     God says that His word does not return void, that there is power in His word, and that it is the tool that He uses to change and mold a person's mind and heart. If that is true (and God cannot lie), then it is impossible that you could become the same person whether you were or were not in a place where His word was taught and studied for as much as 13 years (K through 12th grades).

     Imagine where you might be in your Christian walk if you had daily study of the Bible from Kindergarten through high school! Think of how God's word might be more readily available to your daily thoughts and struggles. Think how you might have been used by God for His glory if you were better versed in God's truth.

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