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Should Christian Schools teach the theory of Evolution?

Discussion in 'Creation vs. Evolution' started by Salty, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. Paul from Antioch

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    IF there are no restrictions on a teacher's teaching Biblical creationism, assuming, in the first place that he/she is a Bible-believing person & the material(s) are pro-Biblical (The Institute for Creation Research [ICR] has excellent resources on this.), I see not real reason why a public (i.e., government controlled & operated [Using OUR tax dollars!!]) school teacher can't teach Creationism as a scientifically-established FACT (vs. Evolution, which is NOT a scientifically-established fact!!). The only problem I can foresee is that most public schools have unions that historically are NOT very friendly to anything related to Biblical truths. Depending on how that public school is governed (local school boards & state Education Depts, etc.), they MIGHT would want something such as Biblical creationism taught unless "equal time" is given to the theory of evolution. (IMHO, when one contrasts the actual evidence for either one, Biblical creationism will be the hands-down winner!) PS--The teacher, IMHO anyway, should just stick to teaching the FACTS of Biblical creationism, & not as a pulpit to "convert" a student while that student is in his/her class. In most states there are laws on the books that prohibit "conversion"-type teaching in a classroom setting. OTOH, a student's free time CAN in most cases, provided that the student initiates the conversation.
     
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    If Biblical Creationism is taught properly in a a Public school by a Bible-believing instructor, that MAY lead to a student's "conversion" to the Personification of The Truth (John 14:6). What a student does with that information. OTOH, is up to the student (and to the HS). If that student truly trusts & receives Jesus Christ as her/his own Personal Savior, that SHOULD lead them to want to prepare for Christ's Second Coming. However, preparing a student for His Second Coming, IMHO anyway, shouldn't be THE MAJOR goal for that particular class. There are laws on the books in many areas that would actually forbid a teacher "to PREACH the Gospel in a classroom setting," so wisdom & discernment by the teacher would be advisable.
     
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    I agree that in a public school (Which actually is a misnomer. What all public schools REALLY are are Government-controlled & Government-operated MIS-educational institutions!!). This is why it is incumbent on God-fearing & God-following people to not only take interest in local politics, but also to RUN for whatever local political office(s) that you can. God's Word (e.g. 2 Chronicles 7:14). For way too long, we who are born-again believers & followers of Jesus Christ & His Word have let "Somebody Else" run OUR tax-payer funded educational institutes (from Pre-School on through College/University-levels), be controlled by folks who not only DON'T believe God's Word, but also take delight in mocking it. Back in "The Good Old Days," a person who might only have an elementary school education could at least write his/her name & do fundamental math & science procedures. NOW many college-level graduates don't have the slightest idea how to do these things. Back in the early 1960s, we allowed both prayer & Bible reading to be outlawed by our US Supreme Court "Justices." Then, later on, The 10 Commandments & portraits of our nation's leaders (BOTH men & women BTW) were, by law, removed from the schools that OUR OWN tax money funded. Instead, NOW there are racist & communist ideas on the schools & pictures of Lenin, Stain, Mao, Castro, etc., on the walls & corridors, & even the lunch rooms. What were relatively safe places for our children to learn are now patrolled by armed "School Resource Officers." I have a close personal friend who is one in one of our local schools, & he said that he has to act as a missionary to the children in an area that was once known as "The Bible Belt." NOW, God's Word CAN'T be taught at all there....BUT the Islamic KORAN IS taught & held up as an example by which the next generations MUST follow!! Thank God that He is a loving & patient God, BUT even His patience has a limit. OT Israel was taken captive by the enemies of God, and even today that nation is STILL under attack!! Will WE be next?? I don't know when our final hours on this earth will be, but Jesus Christ DID tell His people to "occupy till I come." While that will be we can't know when that will be there are definite hints on each days' news. Yes, our salvation IS secured by Jesus Christ, but our collective SANCTIFCATION is up to each & every one of us. There's a bunch of truth in this old saying, "Only ONE life, 'till soon be past, Only what's done for Christ will last!"
     
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