Godless Public Education and Sin (How Sending Children To Public Schools Breaks God's Law, The First Commandment In Particular)

Is the present system of public education Godly or Godless?

Can a Christian remain faithful to God and His law and still send his children to such a system or does this necessarily involve sin?

And why or why not?

The application (or general equity) of the principles enumerated here can often be applied to other areas of life also. Public schools have been singled out because, as the Earl of Athlone (Governor General of Canada from 19401946), said,

'To this day there exists in the world in all classes of society a veritable revolt against Divine Law, the Moral Law, which they strive to eliminate from the education of its youth and government of its nations. Education without religion sooner or later marches to its doom.'

Furthermore, Martin Luther has pointed out the extreme importance of this question, when he stated,

'I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.'

Also, there is no doubt that the 'public schools have become the established church of secular society.'

Moreover, as evidenced by the words of our LORD in Luke 17:12, this is not an issue to be taken lightly. 'For a church or for parents,' says Rushdoony, 'to have no regard for the fact that their children are receiving a godless education is a mark of apostasy.'

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May 12, 2000
Exodus 20; Luke 17:12
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