Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

Baptist Activist Pull Children Out of School

Written by Rev. H.A. Bergsma
A resolution that will be considered by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) this month calls on the millions of members of the denomination to pull their children out of government schools and either home-school them or send them to Christian schools. Introduced by a well-known leader of the SBC and a Baptist attorney, the resolution asks "all officers and members of the Southern Baptist Convention and the churches associated with it to remove their children from the government schools and see to it that they receive a thoroughly Christian education, for the glory of God, the good of Christ's church, and the strength of their own commitment to Jesus." The authors use Scripture in the resolution to argue that Baptists who trust the public school system with their children are being disobedient to God. "Government schools are by their own confession humanistic and secular in their instruction, [and] the education offered by the government schools is officially godless," the measure states. Noting that "the millions of children in government schools spend seven hours a day, 180 days a year being taught that God is irrelevant to every area of life," the resolution states that "many Christian children in government schools are converted to an anti-Christian worldview rather than evangelizing their schoolmates." (Forwarded by Dave Joslin, member of the FRC of Mitchell, Ontario, Canada)

This again is a reminder that a good case can be made for Christian education.

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