Home Schooling II

January 25, 2015

Home Schooling II

Reasons why Christian Parents Should Consider Home Schooling

            If we believe that Christianity is of God, and we are serious about it, our earnest desire should be to pass it on to our children. That is the best way to perpetuate Christianity. That is one of the ways the Muslims are perpetuating the religion of Islam.

Multitudes of Christian parents have sacrificed their precious children to godless atheism by sending them to public schools. Many Christian parents have said, “Oh, but we go to a good Bible believing church. Our children are in Sunday School every Sunday.” Then, Monday through Friday, they sent them to the public school, where atheistic teachers trampled underfoot the good Bible teaching they received in a 30 minute Sunday school class. They can’t understand why their children departed from the faith.

We need to learn from history. We need to learn from experience. We need to be extremely careful about who teaches our children. In Galatians 6:7 it says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” It must also be true that whatsoever we let teachers sow in the minds of our children, that shall we reap.

Pastors also have been at fault. One wonders why they didn’t see the danger, and encourage the Christian parents in their churches to consider home schooling their children. No doubt some have, but not all.

The Bible lays the burden of responsibility for the education of children on the parents. Deuteronomy 4:8-9 says “And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?   Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons.” In Proverbs 22:6 we read, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Again, in Ephesians 6:4 we read “And, ye fathers provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

As we said in our first article on home schooling, not all parents are capable of doing it. For those who can’t, there are other alternatives. Some churches have opened the doors of their church for a school. That way a number of children can study together. Mothers, and even the men, can dedicate time each week to help in the school. Sometimes there are parents in the church whose children have already left the nest, and they can dedicate of their time to the school. In a church school, the children receive a Christian education without obligating the parents to carry the entire burden. It also gives the children more opportunities to participate in group games which help them to develop social skills.

There are several ways of doing home schooling. The traditional way is by means of text books that come with quizzes and exams for each child. Another way, that is now popular, is by means of audio visuals. Children are taught by professional teachers by means of DVD’s. The DVD’s come with quizzes and exams. There is also the possibility of doing your school on internet. Some internet courses are done by audio visuals that come on line instead of DVD’s. Others require the students to read the text of the lesson and take the tests on line. The child’s records are kept on the computer, but the parents can print them if they so desire.

The web page, Generationswithvision.com, tells about a survey that has been done that shows the favorable results of home schooling. The data will not be released until after a conference they have scheduled the last of January, 2015. They have found that a high percentage of home school graduates go on to home school their own children. The survey also finds that home school students and graduates have a much higher resistance to the temptations of life that are the downfall of many teen agers. That should be an incentive for Christian parents to home school their children.

Children need to be taught to have high moral values. They need to learn them also by watching how their parents live. In public school high moral values are often discouraged in the classroom. The bad example of their peers in school also tempts children to lower their moral values.

If you truly love your children, you want to do what is best for them. You will be willing to sacrifice on their behalf. Home schooling is an investment in the future of your children. If it is done well, it will make two significant contributions to their future well-being. First, it will instill in them strong convictions that will enable them to resist the temptations that are the down fall of millions of teen agers. Secondly, it will give them an education that will equip them to be successful in life and make a contribution to the well-being of those around them. We need leaders, both spiritual and political, who are well educated and informed. If you educate your children, some of them may fill that void in the future. Do your best for your children.

On my web page under “Christian home” see also my articles “Home Schooling I,” “A Child’s Education Begins At Home” and “A Contrast Between Education And Indoctrination.” If you have questions or comments you can contact us at the following address: rusandmargaretgeorge@windstream.net




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