Why teach your children? Why home school?
Weekend of September 21st & 22nd, 2002
Why are you, as the father in the house, to teach your children? To insist on their being home schooled?
Well as in most cases, the answer is simple and easily found in the word of God, the Holy Scriptures.
Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 11:19&20)
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
But, why home school? Why have to sit your kids down nights and read the Bible with them? Again, a simple to answer question if one only looks for the answer in the word of God, the Holy Bible.
For, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: they changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; they, being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate (strife), deceit, malignity (evil minded); whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful (violent), proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable (unforgiving), unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (Romans 1:16-32)
So, why be responsible and teach your children? Why study the Bible nightly with them and your wife? Why insist that your children be home schooled? How about because you don't want your kids or your wife to end up in one or more of the groups Paul has listed in Romans. And if that isn't a good enough answer for you, how about because God tells you to.
Lord God above, Creator of heaven and earth, help us to be better fathers, help us to do what is right in Your sight. Help us Lord to distinguish between the things of this world and the things of You. Help us Lord to obey You in all things and help us to understand Your rules and to follow Your rules when they come in conflict with the rules of the world.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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