Just The Way Things Work

A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher. (Luke 6:40)

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6

Between Kindergarten and 12th grade the average child in the average government school will have sat for 14,000 class hours. The government school education is uniformly decidedly anti-Christ. Now, this only considers the saturation time in Government catechism that our children are being dunked in. It does nothing to consider the additional hours that are dedicated to reinforcing this teaching in government anti-Christ schools by other cultural outlets (i.e. — extra-curricular school activities, media outlets, etc.).

Given this reality, Christians ought to fall on their knees and praise God that there is any witness that remains within the Church.

Another point we ought to ponder here is that the Proverbs and Luke passage are merely recognitions of the way reality works. If you saturate beef in a mustard base Barbecue sauce sauce your beef will have a mustard base taste. If you put cake in a refrigerator with an open fish container your cake will taste like fish. Similarly, if you saturate a child in our culture the child will be a signpost for the culture. Christian parents have to begin to realize that you can’t counteract the 14,000 hours of class time that is augmented and reinforced by other cultural megaphones with a few scriptures memorized (usually out of context) in an AWANA program or by making sure their children attend Church and youth group twice a week. This is especially true, given that many of our Churches are led by people who are themselves cultural signposts.

The Church in the West continues to lose its children, and we are losing them because Proverbs and Luke 6 are true. It is true that regeneration is a supernatural act of God but when we allow our children to be trained by pagans we are committing the sin of putting the Lord thy God to the test, and thus we shouldn’t be surprised that God doesn’t visit them with effusions of grace.

For generations Christian parents have lamented that they have lost their children. For generations we didn’t realize how the culture was fighting against our Christian convictions. Well, now we know.

In light of this knowledge how can we continue to turn our covenant children over to the false gods for instruction and training?

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

2 thoughts on “Just The Way Things Work”

  1. You know, of course, that it was Martin Luther who first came up with the idea of “public schools”?

  2. I would no more object to Christians educating children Biblically then the pagans currently object to pagans educating children into paganism.

    Still, there are problems with corporate education that extend beyond the curriculum and for that reason I am not inclined to be a vigorous supporter of schools that are operated by Martin Luther types.

    Your comment just recognizes that for centuries people have realized that the way to shape a culture for good or for ill is by educating the children.

    Thanks for stopping by John,


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