Early believers in Jesus Christ knew that the Christian faith was the framework for understanding the world around them. Christians also knew that the purpose of education was to deepen a person’s spiritual understanding of living in this world and the leading out of darkness into light, and Jesus Christ was the “Light” who, not only gives life, but gives knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Through God’s Word and the wisdom only it can bring, Christians developed a worldview.
Everyone has a worldview – a belief and understanding of the world around them – and this understanding is the foundation for assumptions and decisions in life. A person’s worldview is either based on biblical truth, or it is not. A Christian’s worldview is based on their belief in Jesus Christ and His Word. When Christians believe that Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), and that God’s Word is “truth” (John 17:17), their belief system and life’s decisions are based on the knowledge and understanding of truth.
Education, therefore, is a religious undertaking and it is impossible to impart knowledge apart from a religious framework. This is because education is grounded in the philosophical worldview of the teacher and the teacher’s curriculum. Today’s modern secular education has replaced religious faith with religious skepticism. Students in public and most private schools are taught with a religious foundation, but it is a man-centered religion and humanistic to the core. Everything and every course is viewed through the lenses of a humanistic anti-God worldview. Science, math, history, English literature and all subjects are taught with a state mandated evolutionary curriculum by teachers who are certified with a humanistic methodology.
However, the Bible says this about those who say there is no God:
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools.” Romans 1:20-21
I am thankful and praise God for the many Christian teachers who have the conviction, commitment and courage to teach the truth of Jesus Christ and His Word, and their students who are growing in knowledge, understanding and wisdom based on truth.
May the Lord bless you with His grace, love and truth!