A Compelling Principle

One major difference between Christian home education and other forms of education is the worldview of those choosing the curriculum and providing the instruction.  Everyone operates from one of two worldviews, whether or not he realizes it; and everything he thinks, says, and does is influenced by what he really believes.  

The first worldview is one which is firmly rooted in the Bible and holds the position that God is the ultimate authority and will hold each person accountable to His righteous standards.  The second worldview is the exact opposite of the first – that man is the authority and that he will determine what is right and wrong and, ultimately, will answer to no one but himself.  It can clearly be seen through past centuries that when man operates with the first worldview, he experiences God’s best.  When man follows the second worldview, life is a disaster and full of regrets.

God made the principle clear in Deuteronomy 6:1-25 that when His people properly love, worship, and follow Him, they will receive His blessings.  He warned them in Deuteronomy 12 to destroy the vestiges of idolatry and to not follow the heathen or whatever was right in their own eyes.  It is stated in Deuteronomy 33:5 that God was Israel’s King; and throughout the book of Joshua, it is recorded that He gave them victory as they followed Him.  Then Joshua died; and over the next 300 years God’s people went through eight cycles of judgment, repentance, and revival.  Why?  They allowed spiritual compromises to take their affection and loyalty away from God and dethrone Him as their King.  “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”  (Judges 17:6; 21:25)  Israel’s history over the last 3,500 years would have been significantly different had they consistently obeyed from the heart the principles found in God’s Word.  In Deuteronomy 6, they were instructed to love the LORD God with all of their heart, soul, and might; and to diligently teach the same thing to their children and grandchildren so they would pass it on to the following generations.

Good parents should care deeply about who and what influences their children.  They should carefully and persistently evaluate the worldview of those around them and the materials they allow in their home.  Who cares more about your children?  The God who created them and gave them to you or those who hold an ungodly worldview and see them as an accident, bother, experiment, or tool to use?  How much are your children worth to you?  Enough to set aside your goals and invest your time and energy to home educate them?  

We believe God created the family, and that a loving family is the best environment for children.  We believe God gave parents the right and responsibility to raise their children without government interference.  We believe in strengthening parents to train their own children and to raise up the next generation of leaders.  And we are convinced that home education is one of the best options for educating children.