Matthew R. Perry

A Case for Christian Schools and Christian-based Education

In Family, Religious Liberties on December 16, 2006 at 12:02 pm

As one who sends his daughter (and hopefully his other daughter and twin boys) to a Christian school, I fully support the notion for Christian-based education.  Although many would say that this shelters our children and turns the Great Commission upside-down by removing our Christian children from a very hostile and non-Christian environment, I would rebut that argument by saying that God has commissioned us as parents to train up our children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6) and that we are to teach our children the ways of God so they will not forget God’s ways (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).

I heartily recommend Dr. Wayne Grudem’s paper, “Biblical Reasons for Sending our Children to Christian Schools.”  He makes some rather compelling arguments — though I know many of my readers will disagree with his conclusions.  At least a conversation will ensue (hopefully).  We need to really think through what we do as followers of Christ.


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