We must be as knowledgeable about principles as the enemies of freedom are knowledgeable about issues.Verna Hall
While our nation wrestles with the national COVID-19 pandemic, many parents find they are faced with the opportunity and challenge of homeschooling. This brings a new question to mind:
“What is of most value that I can give my child during this opportunity of home-based schooling?” This question should be viewed from the position of God’s Word.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.Deuteronomy 4: 6-8 ESV
Secular education begins with the ‘externals’ of education—curriculum, worksheets, grades. Biblical Christian education begins with understanding God’s Bible principles and purposes—the internal. God’s first purpose is to teach children His Word.
Teach the Children:
- Every subject is within the knowledge of God.
- Learning God’s Word is essential to life.
- The purpose of all education is to love and serve God.
Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History: The Principle Approach, Slater, Rosalie J., Foundation for American Christian Education, 1984, pp. 94-96.