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Is A Christian School A Safe Place?

     There's no question about it.  Christian schools are a safe place for your children to spend eight hours a day.  While not devoid of problems - even severe ones like drug and alcohol use - Christian schools are far less likely to tolerate this kind of behavior. 

     At a public school, your child will witness more frequent occurrences of theft and physical violence, not to mention of coarse profanity and open rebellion in the classroom. 

     In addition to physical well-being, Christian schools offer a much safer emotional and spiritual environment.  Because teachers approach all of life from a biblical worldview, the politically-correct, socially-tolerant attitudes that pervade secular classrooms never see the light of day at distinctly Christian institutions.  Anti-Christian behavior such as homosexuality and abortion is exposed for what it is, which helps guard your children's minds against the licentious attitudes fostered by popular education.




"I know of no verse of Scripture that tells me that secular training will 'strengthen' Christian children. 
It may callous them so they view sin as more 'normal.'
It may harden them so they care more about the things of the world and less about God.  It may desensitize them so they are more comfortable living in the midst of repeated sin against their Lord.  But it will not strengthen them as Christian men and women."

Dr. Wayne Grodin




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Big Ideas to Consider:

1. There are basically two kingdoms: a kingdom of light and a kingdom of darkness. It seems strange to have those who walk in darkness educate children of light. It doesn't fit.

2. If Jesus Christ is Lord, then He is Lord of all. We cannot divide things into secular and sacred.

3. All truth is God's truth, and God's Word sheds light on our path. Only in His light can we see light. Education is not focused on possibilities but on certainties found in God's Word.

4. Deuteronomy 6 tells parents that, in all they do, they should provide a godly education 24/7.

5. Three key institutions that shape a child are the home, the church and the school. Children are served best when all three institutions point them in the same direction.

6. Only an education that has the liberty to address the whole child -- social, intellectual, emotional, physical AND spiritual -- reaches the possibility of excellence.

7. The best preparation for effective service is to be well grounded in one's mind before direct engagement of the culture.