The Reformed Analysis
"For the Commandment is a lamp; and the Law is light; and reproofs and instruction are a way of life."
 Proverbs 6:23
An Analysis Newsletter for the Serious Christian Educator

Aug-Sept 2000


The Foundation Of Education



And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go [to be] among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

(Deuteronomy 31:16 AV)

In spite of the exhaustive and conclusive data, Biblically, historically and statistically, Christian parents still do not fully understand the destructive nature of the government public education system. There can be little doubt that the education system of the pagan schools have an agenda which is diametrically opposed to the Biblical standard clearly set forth in Holy Scripture.

According to Stephen C. Perks, pastor of Chalcedon Reformed Church in Whitby England, the deterioration of academic standards and discipline in state schools has finally forced the issue of education upon the community of Christians. The severity of this concern has caused Christian parents to re-evaluate the education process of government schools in light of the Scriptural Covenant mandate for a Christ-Centered education. Reverend Perks believes that this “crisis” is both good and bad. On the one hand, it is good because it has forced Christian parents to examine their conscience and motives for educating their children in the pagan, humanistic system. On the other hand, it is bad because it has taken such a horrific crisis to awaken the Christian community to their God- given responsibility to remain steadfast in the “Truth of God’s Word.”

It is Biblically unconscionable to allow Covenant Children to be fashioned by the statist school system under their secular humanistic curriculum.


Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

(1 Peter 1:13-14 AV)

There can be no escaping the blatant reality that the education system of the government schools is an “alien religion”, contrary to the Gospel and precepts of Jesus Christ. The Scriptures clearly label such religions as “whoredoms” and “abominations”. Hence, a severe and dreadful warning is attached to all such practices. In the final analysis, no Christian child is permitted by Scripture to attend any education system based upon other gods, or anti-Christian philosophies.

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

(Colossians 2:8 AV)

It is important to note that at the inception of this great American Republic, Biblical principles were not only believed, but implemented. Such prudence of practice concerning government and education is a clear sign of Divine Blessing which laid the foundation of our nation.






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