As I was driving to work a few days ago, it was pouring down rain, and, I thought, “It would not be fun to stand here even if you had on a raincoat or carried an umbrella.” Then, in the early morning darkness, I noticed kids standing in the rain for who knows how long waiting for the school bus. I thought, who in their right mind would just stand there in it, and who would send their child out there to stand in it? Government School Parishioners.

Only those who are fully indoctrinated into secular humanism as played out in the government schools will do something like this. What’s worse is that this is considered a great ‘sacrifice’, much like how a Christian would go out in the rain to help a traveler caught in a storm. The difference is that the former is meaningless absurdity and merely shows just how committed someone is to giving themselves to an ideology that sees them as nothing but evolved slime and ultimately treats them like a cog in a machine that can be expended without a second thought for the ‘collective good’.

What is a sound Biblical alternative to this madness? Homeschool

God commands us to diligently teach these commands to our children (Deuteronomy 6:7); this is not a suggestion but a command. Furthermore, we must teach our children to teach their children, lest we fail to keep the covenant. R. C. Sproul, Jr. elaborates on this when he warns, “They must teach their own children these same truths. In like manner, if I fail to teach my children to teach their children, I have failed to keep covenant.”[i] Therefore, let us not neglect the teaching of God’s Word to our children, and, likewise teach them how to teach their children, for we are reminded that when we train up a child in the way that he should go that when he is old he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). There are those rebellious ones who simply refuse to submit to the LORD, but godly children are the normative fruit of a Biblical household when they are brought up in the fear and admonition of the LORD (Ephesians 6:4).  Every generation must step up to the plate.  Remember, we’re only one generation away from apostasy and judgment.

When then are we to teach them? God cannot be more emphatic here, for the Scripture goes to great lengths to hammer home when we are to teach His Word to our children. It is not without cause that Moses says the same thing in different ways, for, when the Hebrews wanted to highlight something, they would either repeat it as in “Holy, Holy, Holy,” (Isaiah 6:3) or they would repeat the same message again but with different words. This passage should alarm us because of how much repetition is involved. This is not fluff; rather, God is communicating the absolute importance of bringing up children with godly instruction not only in word but also in deed.

We are to teach them when we sit down, when we walk by the way, when we lie down, and when we rise (Deuteronomy 6:7). The teaching of God’s Word is 24/7, 365. Period. There is no time when we are not modeling or explicitly teaching His Word. If we miss this point, then we have totally missed the thrust of this passage. I work for a local Police Department as an Evidence Manager, but I am a Christian. Christianity is not simply what I do; it defines who I am from the inside out. The Living Christ dwells within me, and He is made manifest in every area of my life at all times in both deed and word, in the heart and in the mind, in spirit and in truth.

Furthermore, these Divine Words shall be bound upon our hands and as frontlets between our eyes, and they are written on the doorposts of our house and on our gates (Deuteronomy 6:8-9). All of life must display the glory of God in our lives. God’s Word is not merely written in a book for personal inquiry; rather, His Word is written upon our hearts by which these same hearts are circumcised and made holy (Romans 2:29). By God’s grace, this does not express itself in our lives without a deliberate effort to be consumed by God and His Word. We cannot absorb Scripture by osmosis; we must be reading it and meditating upon it regularly. Likewise, we must be leading our children in godliness every moment of every day by what we say and how we act.

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i. R. C. Sproul, Jr., When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling, Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R Publishing, 2004), 26.