Archive for December, 2016

Which worldview is your child absorbing?

December 1, 2016

There are, no doubt, many world views, but I am concerned with only two at present: the Christian, biblical worldview, on the one hand, and the naturalistic, atheistic, humanist worldview on the other.  These two are mutually exclusive.

When I was a child over seventy years ago, a Christian act of worship began every school day. Homosexuality was illegal, as was abortion.  Evolution was mentioned as a theory, and then only in the science class of the upper forms.  Religious instruction was almost always basically Christian.  I never heard a teacher swear or blaspheme.

While outward morality may have been shallow, it was based upon a Christian foundation. That Christian heritage has now almost gone in the UK.  Education and the media are now almost entirely secular and anti-Christian.  Naturalism (evolution) pervades practically every subject.  Humanism, evolution, and sexual confusion are dominant forces in schools and colleges today.

We need strong, well-taught Christians in every walk of life, including, and especially, in education.  We need Christian teachers. That is a very different thing from assuming that sending unconverted, untaught, untrained children from Christian homes into these secularized State schools in the vague hope that ‘they will be a witness,’ is effective evangelism.  In fact the opposite is so often the case.  Under the onslaught of humanistic brain-washing, many children from Christian homes become confused, and some reject their parents’ faith.  This is, of course, what the humanists want.  As Dr. Voddie Baucham writes in his book, Family Driven Faith, ‘We cannot continue to send our children to Caesar for their education and be surprised when they come home as Romans.’  This is why more and more thinking Christians are beginning to educate their children at home, or in a truly Christian school.