Sometimes Christian has to make a decision about what kind of education they are doing for themselves and / or their families. The choice we examine is between Christian schools and secular schools. Is one better than the other one? The answer is not necessarily a comparison of the quality of education, but in the belief systems of the individual institutions. We will examine both types of education as they apply to faith in God and the use of facts.
Difference 1: Faith in God
In general, secular education is based on the assumption that there is no God; or if there is a God then God has no real effect or relevance to everyday life. For example, scientific study of science presupposes that everything is "only done" as a result of natural laws and interactions. An event triggers another, but (they claim), there is no final designer and / or process control.
In contrast, Christian education presupposes that God is that Jesus Christ was God's being incarnated, and without him there was nothing he did "(John 1: 3). Christian education is further based on the firm conviction that God continues to he also directs the "heavenly and earthly" events of his "perfect plan", for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that his reward is diligently seeking him "(Heb. 11: 6 (b))
2. Difference: Use of Facts
Empirical facts in Christian education are facts. For example, mathematical equations are exactly the same. There are differences, and Christian education does not hide them. In the last century, certain topics have been "edited" to reflect secular considerations. History and some disciplines face biased reporting of "facts", including concealing or ignoring certain details, and circumventing viewpoints. The oblique perspective has altered and / or distorted the interpretation of certain evidence. True Christian education rejects such distortion.
Ethics and morality are one end of a distortion. By rejecting the Creator's final mandate, the observers of the worldly perspective will not remain on absolute good and bad grounds. The norms become fluid, so "what is right for me" can be different from "what is your law".
When the Church adopts the norms of the secular world, then confusion and uncertainty remain. Consider this dilemma. For many years, honored surveyors have reported that the manifestation of ethics and morality does not differ significantly among those who call themselves "Christians" who are called "non-religious". More specifically, according to the survey, the sexual practices of the two groups were basically the same. Although letting a lifestyle become common, Christian faith has historically encompassed the strict standards of sexual purity and monogamy.
The goal of true Christian education is to have a better understanding of all aspects of knowledge that is firmly rooted in the foundation that was served by our Creator's inspired Word. It can be concluded that for Christians Christian education can hold them in their faith in God. In addition, it can prevent them from disadvantaged and altered versions of empirical facts that sometimes relate to secular education. The decision should not be done lightly, but with prayerful consideration.