The Need for Christian Education
Ephesians 6 commands fathers (parents in essence) to "bring them [children] up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." In the age in which we live, this is making your child a disciple of Jesus Christ. The public school would not make that impossible, but based on biblical principles, it would make it exceedingly difficult. The school system would provide a battle against obedience to the command in Ephesians 6 and the fulfillment of Christ's Great Commission with children. Bringing children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord is bringing them up in the truth. The church is the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Tim 3:15). God deposited His truth with the church for keeping (pastoral epistles), that is, believing, obeying, and teaching. He didn't give the truth to the state. He didn't even give it to the family. He gave it to the church, so "the nurture and admonition of the Lord" occurs within the church. Timothy is delivering that command to the church. It is very, very unlikely, if not impossible, to fulfill the command in Ephesians 6 without a church (Christian) K-12 education. No truth can be truthfully understood outside of a biblical (Christian) perspective. That is the true story about the world. I'm saying a Christian school is required. It's important we keep it going here and do what we need to do for our church and with the view to help others.
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