Biblical Worldview Rests on Foundational Biblical Principles: Part Three in a Series
Dr. Carole Adams
People in Christ live in a state of alarm today that is a new normal. American schools intentionally indoctrinate Christian children to call evil good and good evil (see Isaiah 5:20). When parental control is eradicated for every kind of choice, with the sexualization of children as the outcome, it’s past time to face up to the fact that alarm isn’t enough. An alarm is an outcry intended to give notice of approaching danger—a summons to arms! It calls for action—the action of taking back our children, not only to save their souls, but to equip them to contend with evil, empower them with overcoming truth, and prepare them for godly leadership for the family, the church, and the nation.
God is clear and uncompromising about His children. We are held responsible for educating Christian children uncompromisingly and persistently in the Word of God. Christian parents are wise to remove their children from public education. God clearly states the unconditional mandate of teaching children, not just two hours a week or 30 minutes a day but morning, noon, and night in parent-directed education based upon the Word of God: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise” (Deut 6:6-7).
Noah Webster, whose impact on American education remains the lighthouse for the current benighted education system, said the three most important questions that rise in the hearts of all men are:
Who made me?
Why was I made?
What is my duty?
Many adults fumble in figuring out life and trying to form a worldview that makes sense. As cultural trends obliterate moral absolutes, worldview clarity is increasingly obscure for both parents and their children. Their questions are rarely framed as worldview questions, yet they wrestle with the whos, whats, and whys until their maturity demands that they act independently with a worldview that will dictate their choices and direction.
Inculcating a solid biblical worldview is not a one-time fix; it’s a gradual construction requiring the nurture of a Christian home and parent-directed Christian schooling in which every subject reveals the love and knowledge of God. Children nurtured in biblical principles from early childhood inculcate those principles into their spiritual and mental DNA as the base of understanding life.
The first four of the seven basic biblical principles in the Principle Approach method of education