Saturday, September 15, 2018

Dream with Me.

To all in ministry of some sort;

I was raised in church, the daughter of our pastor. Taught Sunday School for some 13 years. So I know the excitement that happens when someone begins to come to church regularly and you know you will get to teach their kids every week. Oh the possibilities of teaching them about God and His ways!

And that's just when I know they will be there for one hour a week.

Imagine what we could do if we had the kids for 30 hours every week instead of just 1?

We could teach the Bible cover to cover, in depth!
AND we could teach them how to pray!
AND we could teach the old hymns and their history!
AND we could teach the new worship choruses!
AND we could teach church history!
AND we could teach Greek and Hebrew so our students could read original scripture.

We could teach;

  • World history starting with Genesis 1:1, using the Bible as one of our resources.
  • US history pointing out the spiritual life of the Founding Fathers and how God used them and and worked through them to create this nation.
  • Science beginning with honoring God for His marvelous creation.
  • Literature, art and music appreciation through the perspective of God's ideas and morals.
  • Penmanship by copying scripture.
  • We could use scripture to teach spelling, Grammar, even poetry and composition.
  • We could teach the absolute right and wrongs of math, pointing out that these principles point to God and His moral standard, that the logic behind math is the logic He used to create the universe. 
  • We could actively teach logic (and anyone watching the evening news knows that isn't currently being taught)!
  • We could teach foreign languages, art, music, dance, and composition with the idea of The Great Commission, preparing children to use these areas to spread the Name of Jesus.
Imagine a young adult that has received this kind of education; a "Chuck Norris" of spiritual warriors, right? Imagine the impact of sending such a one out to win the world for Christ!

So much more impact than our current practice of sending little five year olds who haven't even committed their lives to Christ yet to stand in the playground and lisping "Jesus Loves Me," right?

Here's the fact:

Matthew 12:30 "Anyone who isn't with Me opposes Me, and anyone who isn't working with Me is actually working against Me."

Luke 11:23 "Anyone who isn't with Me opposes Me, and anyone who isn't working with Me is actually working against Me." (New Living Translation)
There is no such thing as a "religiously neutral education." Our government schools teach without God, or to put it in Greek, they are "A-Theistic." Atheism is very much a religion, so to teach without God is to teach that there is no God. 

65-85% of children raised in church who attend government school will choose to live a God-free life when they become adults. And why does this surprise anyone? They received a God-free education. 

Luke 6:40 Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.

If the teacher, textbooks, peers, and overall authority a child is under for 30 hours each week, for 13 straight years is God-free, why would we expect the child to be any different?

(For comparison, only 15% of children raised in church who are homeschooled walk away from God when they become adults.)

So, dream with me about the possibilities of creating God honoring, Christ infused schools and homeschools throughout the country.

There are already curriculums created so small churches with only a couple of available adults can open private schools (the curriculums do the teaching so the adults are basically just supervisors).

Plus many online schools/curriculums are now available, some free, some not. 

And almost all churches in America today have classrooms sitting empty 6.5 days a week. 

Dream with me the possibilities of taking back education from the atheists in this country.

Dream of a child's learning truly honoring God in every way!

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