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Things That Will Be Discussed in Public Schools, but Not Truthfully

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Human Origins. The public schools discuss this in biology classes, yet they will not discuss the following: “Blessed are You, O Lord our God, for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and are created.” (Rev. 4:11) “I praise you, [LORD], for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14)

Knowledge. The public schools will assume that knowledge comes from somewhere, and that we are rational creatures. Yet they will not discuss the following: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Prov. 1:7) “In [Christ] are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col. 2:3) “In your light, we see light.” (Psalm 36:9)

Cosmology. The public schools may discuss cosmology in an astronomy class, or a physics class. Yet they will not discuss the following: “From God and to God and through God are all things.” (Rom. 11:36) “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth.” (Acts. 17:24) “Praise [the LORD], sun and moon. Praise Him all you shining stars. Praise Him you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at His command they were created.” (Psalm 148:3-5) “[Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Col. 1:15-17)

History. The public schools will discuss both world history and U.S. history, but they won’t be discussing the following: “And [God] made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us.” (Acts 17:26-27) “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matt. 24:14) “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings.” (Dan. 2:20-21) “[God’s] dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation;all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and He does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand or say to Him, “What have you done?”” (Dan. 4:34-35)

Literature. The public schools will discuss literature, but they will not discuss the following: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Rom. 12:2) “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1) “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.” (Matt. 15:19) “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Col. 3:5)

Foreign Languages. They will teach foreign languages in the public schools, but to what end? An end they will not discuss is: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you.” (Matt. 28:19-20) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

The examples, and the applicable Scriptures, could be multiplied. Education has to do not just with “information,” or with “becoming productive citizens” or with “getting a good job.” It has to do with the nature and purpose of things, with proper ends and means, with wisdom, and with worship. These things will not be taught in the public schools. But that does not mean that the spiritual vacuum will be left empty. It will be filled, and what it is filled with will be something spiritual, and idolatrous.




Written by Michael Duenes

November 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm

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