Public School Education Opposes ICCP Topics & Christian Worldview
We stand on the side of each of the 24 issues of the International Church Council Project. Inerrancy is the foundation of all sound theology and is certainly the foundation for ICCP’s theological work. Of the other 23 topics, I (Eugene Clingman) believe Topic 21 – Concerning the Education of Christian Children is functionally the most important. What I mean by “functionally” is that if we Christians do not take decisive steps to give our children a Christian education as God requires, victories gained with the 23 other topics will have short-lived results. The education of our children is the foundation of the future. If we fail in laying a good foundation through morning-to-evening inculcation (Deuteronomy 6:6-9) of the Christian worldview into our children, the superstructure will likely fall (Matthew 7:24-27). If ICCP were to convert the present adult Christians to the truth of the 24 topics and yet the generations that follow us are educated as I describe below, this generation will die off and the Church will then consist of grown up children who were educated as described below.
The sad, sad reality is that 85% of us Evangelical Christians send our children to the government school system (public schools) where they are continually bombarded with and inculcated into a worldview consisting of Evolutionary Socialism and amoral ethics. This is tragic, and as the statistics mentioned at the end of this article demonstrate, foolish!
Below you will find brief comments on how the truths set forth in the 24 ICCP topics are daily violated and the exact opposite is taught to 85% of Christian children as they sit 30 or so hours a week subjected to Federally (increasingly United Nations) mandated methods, standards and curriculum.
How the Public School System Diametrically Opposes
The 24 ICCP Topics
1. Biblical Inerrancy
The government school system (GSS) teaches that that the Bible is not the Word of God. How much less does it uphold the doctrine of inerrancy! The GSS thus teaches by excluding the Bible from the curriculum; the lesson learned by ALL students is that the Bible has nothing to do with ethics, history, science, or for that matter, any aspect of life and living for which they are allegedly being groomed by the GSS. In addition, some teachers actively speak against the Bible; this affects SOME students directly, and ALL students indirectly as their peers become militant against and disrespectful of the Bible.
2. Biblical Hermeneutics
Hermeneutics is the science or art of literature interpretation. Needless to say, the GSS is not at all concerned with a proper interpretation of the Bible, and at times the Bible is purposely interpreted incorrectly in curriculum and by individual teachers. This affects ALL students.
3. The Essentials of a Christian Worldview
This excellent overview of the Christian worldview sets forth all the basics of Biblical truth including the deity of Jesus Christ and His humanity, the necessity of salvation by faith, the truth that the universe was created by God and did not get here by accident as the GSS evolutionary assumptions teach. This document covers many other areas of essential Christian truth, all of which are rejected by the GSS.
It is clear that the GSS (Government School System) stands diametrically opposed to each and every one of the 24 International Church Council Project topics. The ICCP theologians and steering committee has set forth these 24 essential topics as areas in which the Body of Christ is seriously compromised to its own sever harm. The GSS strives against the Biblical position of all the 24 ICCP topics and the GSS stands firmly on the side of heresy regarding each of the 24 topics.
I believe the proper education of Christian children is one of, if not the most critical area in which God’s people need to get it right. Tell the people you know that if their children attend the GSS their children are getting taught heretical, anti-Christian, anti-Christ teachings 30 or so hours a week. They hardly have a chance when one compares 30 hours of GSS indoctrination with the 1 to 4 hours a week of church influence. Indeed the statistics demonstrate that the cards are stacked against them. Only 2 out of 10 of these GSS Christian children will be in church within 2 years of graduating high school. Will your/your friend’s children be among the 2 who remain faithful to Christ, or among the 8 who abandon the Christian faith? The odds are not on the side of those who persist in sending their children to the GSS!
Blow the trumpet! Sound the alarm! There is an enemy, and he is already within the gates. The people sleep while their children are stolen graduating class after graduating class, 8 out of 10 of them. The arrows God gave us to shoot at the enemy, 8 out of 10 of them are placed in the enemy’s quiver, the Kingdom gets 2, and the war rages on. Will you not tell your Christian friends and acquaintances? I have written a tract, a FREE SOCIAL TOOL to make it easier to share this grave concern with Christian parents. It is titled Six Reasons Christian Parents Should Remove Their Children from Public School. You can get it here. You will also find a free Christmas tract and other tracts there as well. More resources are below.
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Continuation of the above article: See how the American public school system opposes all 24 topics here.
Help Your Pastor and Your Friends Understand This Critical Issue
Here are some items I give to pastors in my county. You can print these and give them to your pastor. I also give the pastors I talk to the video described below. I encourage you to consider getting one, watch it, and give it to your pastor; you can get it from Amazon, or by making an investment in the work of the International Church Council Project.
- Numerous quotes: Clear Thinking is a Moral Issue
- Pamphlet: Concerning the Education Christian Children
(prints onto legal size paper front and back)
- Tract: Government Schools, Parents & Kids: How Will We Answer the Lord, and What Will He Say?
(prints onto letter size paper front and back)
- Baptist statistics and resolution: Southern Baptist Resolution
- Brochure: Considering Homeschooling Ministry
- Paper: Research Facts on Homeschooling (We urge Christian education, not necessarily homeschooling.)