Sunday, October 2, 2011

Not Giving Unto Casear

If we continue to send our children to Caesar for their education, we need to stop being surprised when they come home as Romans. ~Dr. Voddie Baucham

That is a very profound statement!

Today in Sunday School we talked about the difference between privilege and responsibility, whether it was a privilege or responsibility to help someone in greater need than ourselves. It is, in fact, both. This is also how I feel about homeschooling. I am privileged to be able to educate my daughter and I am responsible for it as well.

I homeschool because I feel I was called to do it by my Lord and this video is a brief explanation as to why I believe the Lord has called Christian parents to homeschool and why I personally am very concerned about educating Christian children in public schools. I would even say that I am against it in principle, but I would not condemn a family for placing their children in public school. I cannot say if all Christian parents are called specifically to homeschool their children, but that I agree with this statement given to us in the Bible:

A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher. ~Luke 6:40

I have always felt that one cannot separate religion and education, but I think I like his description better. This man talks about education as discipleship and this perspective is quite thought-provoking.

~ My Lord, I know it is a sacrifice for every family to homeschool. It is difficult financially and socially. It is time- and effort-intensive. Some days it seems to be the most thankless job in the world...on second thought, being God is probably the most thankless job. I mean that some days it is difficult to remember why I am homeschooling because things just did not go well at all and I wish to thank you for reminding me the long term goal is raising my daughter to be a young adult who always seeks to please You. That is my purpose, to please You and encourage the desire to please You in others, particularly my daughter. ~

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Thank you fellow travelers for walking and talking with me along this journey.