I have been busy lately, but comments made on my last post have given me cause to think a great deal about Christians in politics and Christians in the public schools. My friend Theresa wrote an interesting comment on the last post and I wanted to repost it here as a springboard to discussion on the topic of educating our Christian children in public school systems. And of course, I can never skip over a chance to quote Martin Luther, as she has done. Here it is:
Hey. This is interesting to me. Maybe instead of fighting battles that will not be won, Christians should pull out of the public school system all together. Will it not be our responsibility as Believing parents to provide our children with a Christ-centered education? Can we expect a non-believing government to do that? Should we expect that? Check out "Excused Absence: Should Christian Kids Leave Public Schools?" by Douglas Wilson. I know he is over the top sometimes but this is great.Anyway, I think that pulling out would benefit our children far more than insisting on being out of school for Christmas and Easter. Remember pals, Non-believers cannot act like Christians for Christ is not in them. Let's not be unfair and expect them to. I will end with a quote from the great reformer Martin Luther."I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt...I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraining them in the hearts of youth."What do you think?
Yes, indeed -- What DO you think? Do you agree or disagree with Theresa's assessment of the future of the public schools and her solution (taking our kids out of them in favor of Christian education)? Additionally, what do you think about what Luther said and do you think it still makes sense for today? By the way, if you are going to comment, please do us the courtesy of defending your statements logically and Biblically. It makes for a better discussion that way.