Not wanting to throw the other topic off to another tangent, I thought I would start this thread on Sunday School, its history, those associated with its founding, and its Scriptural origin and justification, if any. In the other thread on foot washing, somebody insinuated that the practice of feet washing may be unscriptural, someone whom I suppose would rise up in fierce defense of the practice of Sunday School. As a Primitive Baptist I believe that the task of bringing up children in the knowledge, fear, and admonition of the Lord does not fall on the shoulders of any church, any minister, or any of the Elders of the churches, whatever these elders are called in that particular denomination. That task was put squarely on the shoulders of parents, not Sunday School teachers. Here is a brief history of Sunday School in America: SOURCE Sunday School, then, is not Scriptural. One can use Scriptures to justify its operation, one can use testimonies to point to this or that benefit that Sunday School provided to certain individuals, the bottom line is that God in His wisdom did not put the spiritual education of His people's children into an institution like Sunday School. In His wisdom, He put this task as a responsibility of the institution called Home. Now, is that reason enough for the doubters on the scriptural origins of feet washing to quit Sunday School ? Definitely not. But each of us are answerable to One Lord if we indeed are brethren, and as a Primitive Baptist I believe not practicing this man-made institution (which by the way started out with a secularly noble purpose) makes PB's one less disobedience accountable to our Master. (These are my words, and do not hold all PB's to it). As for you who do uphold, defend and hold this manmade institution sacred and sacrosanct ? It's all up to you.