How Important Is Biblical Education?

While secular education is certainly important, being educated biblically is far more important, because biblical principles teach us how to properly relate to God as well as to our fellow man (Matthew 22:37-40; cf. Deuteronomy 6:5; Deuteronomy 10:12; Deuteronomy 30:6).

Additionally, the teaching of spiritual and moral values to children, is the backbone of any nation and provides nations with moral stability.

How important is biblical education? From a study of God's word, we see that when Israel rejected the knowledge of God, God rejected them (Hosea 4:1,6). Our country is well on its way to rejecting God (taking God's teaching out of our homes, schools and government and replacing it with humanistic ideologies).

Do we really believe that God will not reject our country as well? Biblical instruction and education begins in the home (Ephesians 6:4; cf. Genesis 18:18-19; Deuteronomy 6; 2 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 3:14-15). Other than our public schools, the only source of education many of our children and grandchildren receive in this country, comes from television, and the majority of that education is ungodly and perverted.

Christianity is a religion based on godly instruction (Deuteronomy 6:1-9; 2 Timothy 2:1-2). Where there is no solid biblical instruction, the Christian system can neither commence nor continue. One of the basic differences between the Mosaic regime (into which one was born physically) and the Lord's church, is the fact that knowledge is prerequisite to identifying with the faith of the gospel (Jeremiah 31:31-34).

Jesus declared that favor with God must involve (1) instruction - "taught"; (2) reception - "heard"; (3) comprehension - "learned", and (4) commitment - "cometh" (John 6:45 KJV). As parents, are we emphasizing to our children the importance of biblical educationIf we're not, know that the Lord's church and our nation will suffer greatly because of it (and in many instances, they already are).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets