God has SPOKEN! Education is not man trying to figure out life – it is the creature sitting at the feet of its Creator. Romans 11:36 – From Him and through Him and to Him are all things! To Him be the glory forever. Amen. Christian education seeks to give God His proper place at the center of all things. To teach science with no view to the Creator, is to miss the main point of science – creation is to bring our hearts to rejoice in the glory of God.
Living in the “real world” also means our students must be taught what the world around them is thinking. They need to be taught about evolution and post-modern ideas. Unlike public schools which more and more are locked into teaching politically correct ideas and are afraid to suggest any alternative understanding, we want our children to understand the alternatives to a Christian world-view. They will stand strong for Christ not by ignoring the thinking of the world but by being able to analyze it clearly in the light of Biblical principles.
God’s revelation is not only foundational for understanding science but history as well. Jesus Christ towers at the center of history (as reflected by our calendars!). I taught Texas history last year to my fourth graders and most of them had no clue about anything related to their ancestry. I of course I love to teach history any chance I get because it simply just amazes me. It was sad to say that I wasn’t able to teach them anything related to how Christianity has influenced the creation of this country. We have pushed our founding fathers who were Christian aside and have completely changed their views for this wonderful country.
Maybe our little ones are a bit young to understand something so complicated but I strongly believe that these are fundamentals I would have liked to grow up with. I thank the Lord that he has spoken to me and that he has given the knowledge to begin to understand something so important. Hallelujah!