NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS
NACE/CEE

DR ROBERT L SIMONDS. PRESIDENT

CITIZENS FOR EXCELLENCE
IN EDUCATION
 33 REASONS

"WHY EVERY CHURCH SHOULD HAVE A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL"

The following are some of the reasons:

1. Integrate the Bible as the basis of all subjects. (II Corinthians 10:5). Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;....

2. More relevant ministry. (James 4:17). Therefore to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

3. Teach the truth of creation science and not the lies of evolution. (Romans 1:20-24). For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. 24. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:

4. Pray in school. (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Pray without ceasing.

5. Reduce temptation and sin. (Romans 13:14). But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

6. Honor and love God. (Matthew 22:37). Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

7. Provide an environment safe from violence. (Proverbs 1:10,15,16,19). My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. 15. My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: 16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. 19 So are the ways of every one that is greed of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
8. Protect children from predators. (11 Timothy 3: 5,6,8)- Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away. 6. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts. 8, ...Men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
 
9. Protect children from false teachings.
(11 Timothy 2:15,16,23) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a -workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth, but shun profane and vain babblings; for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

 
10. Provide godly role models. (Philippans 4:9). Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace shall be with you.
 
11. Teach the Christian heritage of the United States. (Deuteronomy 32:7). Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations; ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
 
12. Replace ungodly peer pressure with wholesome relationships. (1 Corinthians 15:33). Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
 
13. Employ worthy Christian teachers. (James 3:1). My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. (Col. 1:28) Whom we preach warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
 
14. Teach abstinence only ... until marriage. (1 Peter 2:1 l). Dearly Beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.
 
15. Teach the Truth about many subjects, including homosexuality. (Hosea 4:6). My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. (Rom. 1:27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. (Aids/death).
 
16. Teach phonics as the foundation for reading skills. (Isaiah 28: 9-10). Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10. For precept must be upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little and there a little.
 
17. Involve parents more in the selection of textbooks and curricula, and in the teaching process. (Deuteronomy 6:7). And thou shall teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou setteth in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
 
18. Provide a high academic standard in content taught, time studying, and grading evaluations. (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, not wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
 
19. Discipline children according to God's method. (Proverbs 13; 24). He that spareth his rod hateth his son. But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
 
20. Use textbooks which are wholesome, true, and valuable. (Philippians 4:8). Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 
21. Prevent children from leaving the church once they reach adulthood. (II Timothy 4:10). For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world and is departed and is departed unto Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
 
22. Prepare more highly committed disciples for Christ to reach the whole world. (Matthew 28: 19-20). Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
 
23. Provide more ministry opportunities to the people of the church. (Ephesians 4: 11-13.) And he gave some, apostles and some prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ
 
24. Share the gospel to children of the church and to visitors at special events. (Mark 16:15) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
 
25. In the long run lower taxes and the cost of education. (Malachi 3:11) and I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruit of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
 
26. Avoid the brainwashing to turn children against Christ, their parents, and our country, which is occurring in most all government schools. (II Timothy 3:2) For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.
 
27. More bang for the buck which has been sunk into the church facility. (Luke 16:10-12) He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12. And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
 
28. Prepare God- honoring citizens through whom God will bless our nation. (II Chronicles; 7:14) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
 
29. Provide a quality education whereby graduates will be qualified for the highest paying jobs and best universities. (Proverbs 8:10-11) Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. 11. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
   
30. Retain the savor of our salt; so we can effectively prevent the decay of this world.  (Matthew 5:13) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden underfoot of men.
 
31. Maintain our liberties of free speech and exercise of religion. (John 8:32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
 
32. Prevent being unequally yoked with the world. (II Corinthians 6:14). Be ye not unequally yoked.....
 
33. Prepare moral, literate and capable leaders for the future. (II Timothy 2:2). And the things thou has heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
 
     Please present this scriptural guide to your pastor. Attach a note and request the church board read and consider these Words of God on teaching our own church children.
 
     This material was supplied in different form by a great Christian Educator, John J. Westerman.

 

     God Bless you!

     Bob Simonds, Th.D. Dr Robert Simonds
 
     National Assoc of Christian Educators (NACE)

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