"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Prov. 22:6
One of the reasons that biblical Christianity has lost much of its weight in institutes of higher education is because many Christian students who are going to these institutes have failed to understand the weight of their Christian faith as it pertains to the question of worldview. This is the product, I believe, of a failure in the Christian home to properly do what the inspired proverb above admonishes us to do in training our children in the fullness of the faith. And not just the details of the faith, but to instruct our children on the way in which our faith fundamentally directs every part of our life and understanding of the world around us.
Many Christian homes have created a divorce between "secular" knowledge and biblical faith. This is a radically dangerous concept that must be done away with. When we teach our children and young people that what we believe drastically impacts how we live, what we think, how we see others, where we find meaning, what we work for, etc. -- we show them that their faith CANNOT be merely checked at the classroom door. This is exactly why God gave us the wisdom literature of the Bible, especially Proverbs. Those inspired works reveal that our belief and understanding of God and his commands are not merely abstract metaphysical principles with no grounding in material reality, but that those beliefs radically shape and alter our material reality in how we choose to live, think, and act. Neutrality doesn't exist. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Let us step up Christian parents, the Lord is showing us right now that we can and must do this by his grace and strength.
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