Fathers Are the Key to Education

Fathers Are the Key to Education

Fathers are the key to their children’s education. Regardless of where a child is schooled, his or her father plays a major role in education. This is because a father is the leader of his family. And the fact that this statement is even slightly controversial is a product of our culture’s indoctrination into feminism.

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Education and the Covenant

Education and the Covenant

That Christian children are part of the covenant means that parents are to train them in the covenant. Christian children need to be taught a Christian worldview and trained to think God's thoughts after Him. They need to learn every subject with God and His Word as the foundation, for "The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge" (Proverbs 1:7). 

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Sphere Sovereignty and the Role of Education

Sphere Sovereignty and the Role of Education

The greatest violation of sphere sovereignty today is in the area of education. Throughout history, both the state and the church have claimed responsibility for the role of educating children. However, both of these spheres are mistaken. The responsibility of educating children is a task God has given to parents. Parents have direct authority over their children, as seen in the 5th commandment for children to honor their father and mother. 

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R.L. Dabney on the Unique Responsibility of Parents

R.L. Dabney on the Unique Responsibility of Parents

Parenting has fallen on hard times in our day, as many parents have abdicated the responsibility to raise their children. This is sad because of the monumental influence parents have on their children. No one understood this influence better than R.L. Dabney, the great Southern Presbyterian pastor and theologian.

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"Teach Them Diligently" – A Sermon on Deuteronomy 6

"Teach Them Diligently" – A Sermon on Deuteronomy 6

I want to talk about one of the most pressing issues of our day—education. But rather than invoke the opinions of man on this subject, I want us to look at a very important passage from God’s Word, Deuteronomy 6. God has much to say about parenting and educating our children, and this is one of the central passages on the subject. 

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In Loco Parentis

In Loco Parentis

This concept is known by the Latin phrase in loco parentis, meaning “in the place of a parent.” Parents have a natural authority over their children, which is why God gives us the 5th commandment to “Honor your father and mother” (Ex 20:12). It’s also why the Apostle Paul tells fathers to bring their children up “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Eph 6:4).

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