Homeschooling Relevance

I've been debating homeschooling since before my children were born and it seems I keep going back to it as my oldest is in Kindergarten and I see the words and behaviors he's bringing home from school and I wonder everything he's learning that I'm not even aware of through the 6 hours he's there and I think about the Word of God and how it says we are to train up our children in the way they should go and I feel I'm not doing this with him in the public school away from me for half the day. If you are considering homeschooling here's a great article for the full article please visit: Is Homeschooling Biblical? This is only a small portion from the article.
By Dr. Brian D. Ray
 
A clunkier and more academic title for this article would be, “Discipleship, Education, and Schooling of Children: A Biblical Perspective.” I kind of like it, but I am not writing for a philosophy journal right now. On the other hand, Christians must be scripturalists. That means they must be philosophers because they must love wisdom.
God’s Word, Not Human Experience
Where should Christians get wisdom? The Word of God. But very few--truly very few--Christians with whom I have ever talked about education start, travel, and end with God’s Word when it comes to the education of children--not church leaders, not parents, not professors of education at Christian colleges, and not certified teachers. But the Bible is where we must go on every topic.
(for the full article please visit: https://carm.org/is-homeschooling-biblical)
What Does God’s Word Say?
Perhaps most importantly, it is time for Christians to admit a few things that most have wanted to ignore for a long time. The first is that public (State, government-run) schools were never designed to lift up the name and truth of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to lead children and teens to enjoy and serve Him forever, and to teach students that all persons, including those in government-run agencies, should bow their knee to the King. There never existed the “good old days” when this was the main purpose of State-controlled schooling, for example, in the United States.[5]
Second, every believer (i.e., every parent, church leader, grandparent, each one who has a concern about the Biblical discipleship of the children or God’s children) should carefully try a thought experiment that is backed up by some work and energy. Imagine oneself as an alien to the Word of God and human society. Imagine putting aside one’s own childhood and all the biases picked up from one’s community, one’s own K-12 schooling experience or college background, one’s local church, one’s favorite Bible teacher, one’s denomination, and one’s civil nation. Then imagine picking up the Bible and reading from Genesis 1:1 through the end and asking the following two questions:
  1. To whom does God give (prescribe) the responsibility for, the authority over, and the duty to do the teaching, training, and indoctrination of children?
  2. Does God prescribe for His people to willfully put themselves or their children under the tutelage of pagans or nonbelievers? Or, does He forbid this?
Consider, for example, the following Scriptures in answering the two questions above:
  1. Exodus 34:10-16
  2. Deuteronomy 6:6 9
  3. Psalm 1:1 2
  4. Psalm 78:1 11
  5. Psalm 127:35
  6. Proverbs 4
  7. Proverbs 6:20-23
  8. Proverbs 13:20
  9. Proverbs 22:6
  10. Proverbs 23:7 (see NASB, KJV)
  11. Ecclesiastes 4:12
  12. Isaiah 54:13
  13. Jeremiah 10:2
  14. Ezekiel 33:1-9
  15. Mal. 4:5 6
  16. Matt 7:2429
  17. Matthew 18:1-7
  18. Matt. 22:21
  19. Luke 1:57-80
  20. Luke 6:39-40
  21. John 7:15
  22. 1 Corinthians 15:33
  23. 2 Corinthians 6:14
  24. 2 Corinthians 10:5
  25. Ephesians 6:4
  26. 2 Tim. 2:15
  27. 3 John 4
There are many more related to how God prescribes for His people to, and not to, raise their children.
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