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Public vs. Private Schools

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Public vs. Private Schools

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Private education and public education both has his similarities and differences. Most educators, parents have bought into a belief that education can be "religion-neutral". They are convinced that teachers can train the mind without shaping attitudes, behavior, or spiritual beliefs. The company goes something like this: the government schools will supply the raw data (the "neutral" facts), and parents can add the value system at home. Even in school is that try their level best to achieve academic objectivity, and then a precious few of them, the goal is never reached. Romans 12:2 says, "and been not conformed to this world: in ye transformed by renewing your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God". This text is basically saying that we must start thinking spiritually, which refers to the fact that everything is furnished to us through the cross, and is obtained by faith and not works. In this verse, Paul observes the vital link between what we learn and what we become. All of us are transformed by the renewing off our minds; a task made impossible when the primary impetus for that renewal is either not taught at all, or else reduced to was to a history book. "This school system that ignores God teaches its pupils to ignore God", writes Gordon Clark (education observer). "This is not a neutrality. It is the worst form of antagonism, what it judges God to be unimportant and irrelevant in human affairs. This is not atheism". For arguments sake, let's say that educational neutrality is possible; that teachers can create a sterile environment in which the mind is stimulated while the spirit remains unaffected. Even if a school could achieve that and, the Bible clearly urges you to send your children there. In fact, the strongest indictment comes from Jesus himself. In Matthew 12:30, Jesus stated, "he who has not with me is against me". This is basically saying that it is impossible to take a neutral...

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