When I became old enough to go to school, my parents only had two choices – either the local public school or a Christian school that operated in our town.
Parents now have many options when it comes to the education which their children receive these days – public school, private school, Christian school, charter school, homeschooling, online school, and the list could go on. It can therefore be a difficult decision to make. In making the decision as to where to educate your children, you need to keep Biblical principles in mind.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD;
And in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Psalm 1:1-2
Apply this passage of Scripture to your choice of your child’s education.
Will they be exposed to un-Biblical teaching and instruction?
“Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.” Proverbs 19:27
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Will they be taught in an environment that is hostile to God, to God’s Word, and to the Biblical principles which you have sought to teach your children?
“(For that righteous man [Lot] dwelling among them [Sodom and Gomorrah], in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)” 2 Peter 2:8
Will the education that your children receive undo all that you have tried to Biblically instill in the heart of your children?
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Will they be taught by instructors who do not have the fear of the Lord?
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge:
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
Many times parents will choose a school for their children based upon finances or upon convenience. Choose a school based upon Biblical principles. God can/God will provide the resources and the blessings of following Biblical principles will always far out-weigh any inconvenience!
We would love to invite you to learn more about South Charlotte Baptist Academy. Contact us at (704) 544-7323.