Friday, May 18, 2012

Another Rant on Public Schools


I have written many times as to the utter foolishness of sending Christian children to public schools, and today I am going to give yet another reason.  A few months ago, a teacher here in New Jersey posted some comments on her private Facebook page against homosexuality and celebrating LGBT month at her school. She said it on her own account and on her own time and was not speaking on behalf of the school, yet she is being taken through the process of being terminated.  This is not the first case of this exact same thing happening to other teachers across this nation.  It is getting to the point where teachers are not allowed to be Christian.  I guess they can, but they can only be those particularly useless Christians who would rather be loved by the world than stand for righteousness.  I will not count those.  Many of those are not even Christan and those who are useless anyway.   By sending your child to public school. you are sending your children outside your influence and into an environment where their friends will be sinners, indoctrinated in worldly ways, and teachers (even if they want to though most are part of the system) are not allowed to say anything different.
Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits."  1 Corinthians 15:33 NKJV
Do you think this passage does not apply to your child?  Do you think that your child is somehow immune from precepts spelled out in the Word of God?  If you truly believe in the Word of God, then I do not understand how you can possibly think that public school is good for your child.  Well, I do know, and ultimately it is about priorities.  Many parents are concerned with the level of education they can provide their children or that they can not afford private Christian school.  I can understand that, but to be completely honest, this is where your intellectual faith becomes your reality.  It is easy to talk about how much faith in God you have, but it is entirely different to put that faith into practice.  So is it really that you want your child to have a better education or is it about not having enough faith in God to provide that education through your or provide the means to do so through private Christian school.  You may argue that you have faith that God will protect your child in public school.  Honestly, that is a cop-out.  I refer you again to 1 Corinthians 15:33.  If you have faith in God, then have faith in His word and heed His warnings.  God warned you that the bad company you are sending your child into for 8 hours a day is going to corrupt his or her good habits.  You can not expect God to honor promises He never made above His warnings to not do what you decided to do.  If God does protect your child, it is not because of your decision, but in spite of it. 

Of course, most of the people who have taken the time to argue back are either teachers who aren't even Christian who really have no business even being part of the decision.  They are slaves to sin, unredeemed, and on a current path to eternal judgement.  What counsel can they possibly provide in how to raise your child let alone actually play a part in it?  Then there are the worldly Christians who want worldly children.  They only add more evidence to what I am saying.  They are right, school is a great place to raise worldly children.  If only God told us to raise worldly children.  Perhaps they want others to be just as irresponsible as they are under God in purposely rebelling against God's command to raise godly children.  Either way, they are merely disobedient to God and arguing for others to be just as disobedient.  There are others who either know or who have children who have Christian teachers.  That is a wonderful thing, but 1 teacher for 1 class for 1 year in school does nothing to counteract the literally thousands of hours with less-than-Christian teachers and peer influence.  Then again, even if teachers are Christian, they had better be quiet about it or end up being fired.  Ironically, they are not tolerated by those who preach tolerance and they are bullied by those who are against bullying. 

It is an undeniable fact that the public school system is a very dangerous place for an impressionable and developing Christian child.  Listening to the comments from other teachers and parents in this case in New Jersey proves the point that this is a world going straight to Hell and all they want to do is drag your children along for the ride all in the name of tolerance.  This is not to say that all Christian children who go to public school will turn out bad and all homeschooled Christian children will turn out good, but then again there is also a chance that not wearing your seat belt will save your child's life in a car accident.  Of course, any parent will buckle their child in because should something go wrong, the greatest chance of survival is if your child is buckled in.  We do not play games with the lives of our children.  So if we are so careful with the physical well-being of our child, why do we put them in grave danger of spiritual harm?   I know you would never take chances on your child's life, so why in the world do you take chances on your child's soul? 
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.  Proverbs 22:6 NKJV

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