Transforming Society Through Christian Education


Secular education trains children to be secularized Christians.

Christian schooling is the best hope for transforming society.

Jesus tells us,

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matt. 5:13-14).

Society is to be influenced and guided by Christians! But why aren’t we doing this more today?

I think the largest reason is our meek acceptance of secular education all the way from kindergarten to the university Ph.D.

School is where we learn how to think. It’s where we learn how to work and relate to others and influence the world. But if that whole process excludes God’s own viewpoint in Scripture for 12 years, our Christian witness grows accustomed to being mute. And it remains uneducated, never growing beyond the “Sunday School” level. Our lamp is “no longer good for anything” (Matt. 5:13, 15).

Christian parents sometimes say they want their children to “be salt and light” in secular schools. But how much salt and light can untrained, silent Christians be?

If we keep our children in public schools, “when they are old they will not depart” from keeping their Christianity just where society says it “belongs”—at home and in church—in private, where it will not be noticed, and where it will have little effect on our politics, our laws, our corporations, our universities, our news media, or our nation’s public conscience. Secular education trains children to be secularized Christians.

Must we not rather train our children in Christian schools that they may become salty salt and brilliant lights to transform a society wandering in darkness?

Excerpt from "Biblical Reasons for Sending Children to Christian School"

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