Ninety-percent of Christian parents send their children [to an institution] that begins with the premise ‘God shall not be mentioned here.’ And we wonder why we lose [our] children.
— R. C. Sproul, Jr., from The Christian Mind 2012 National Conference, Questions and Answers 2, at 21:48
Many arguments are marshaled against Christian schools and Christian home-schooling. Those, such as myself, who categorically reject state (public) education as insufficiently Christian, inefficient, and inherently unfair are, in for some lively debates. The objections raised must be met. Continue reading
The school system that ignores God teaches its pupils to ignore God; and this is not neutrality. It is the worst form of antagonism, for it judges God to be unimportant and irrelevant in human affairs. This is atheism.
— Gordon Clark, quoted by Douglas Wilson in Excused Absence, p. 39
Non-Christian education puts the child in a vacuum, the result is that the child dies. Christian education alone really nurtures personality because it alone gives the child air and food. Modern educational philosophy gruesomely insults our God and our Christ; how then do you expect to build anything positively Christian or theistic upon a foundation which is the negation of Christianity and theism. No teaching of any sort is possible except in Christian schools.
— Cornelius Van Til, quoted by Voddie Baucham in “Whoever Controls the Schools Rules the World” at 21:48
I believe that now is the time for responsible Southern Baptists to develop an exit strategy from the public schools. This strategy would affirm the basic and ultimate responsibility of Christian parents to take charge of the education of their own children. Continue reading