What the Bible Says About Homeschooling


I  bet you thought the Bible had nothing to say on the subject of homeschooling!  Some may bring to mind the verse about training them up.  If you are an average Sunday morning Christian you might have heard the one in Deuteronomy.  If you are a real student of the WORD, however, you will find many more.  The following is by no means exhaustive, you’ll find many more scriptures supporting the parental role in discipline and education, if you look.

WARNING: The Bible is often found offensive.  Its sharp, people, and it cuts. 

(Deut.6:6-7) And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

How can parents fulfill this command if they send their children away to the government schools?  It may make a person to feel better to say that they do teach their children the principles of God when they are at home.  But what about those thousands and thousands of hours when they are in a classroom being taught someone else’s ideals.

(Matt. 5:13-16) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Children are extremely vulnerable to outside influence. They need deep roots, formed in the home, before they’re ready to take on the world.  This is one of those verses Christians use as an excuse to sent their kids to public schools.  Notice is says we ARE salt and light, not that we are TO BE salt and light to others.

(Psalm 14:1)The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works,
there is none that doeth good.

(Prov.1:7)The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge:but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

There are plenty teachers proclaiming to be Christians, but you don’t have to look too far to see others with an agenda.  We don’t want our children to be discipled by fools.

(2 Cor. 10:5) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ

Public schools certainly exalt themselves against the knowledge of God.  We are commanded to take every thought captive – which includes all subjects.

(Psalm 127:1)Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

Who is the better watchmen, momma and daddy or a stranger?

(Exodus 20:12) Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Government schools dishonor parents and by example teach children to as well. You can’t be given a Tylenol without parental consent, but you can be given birth control and be advised about an abortion.  They even tell you what your kids should be eating.  You stupid parents don’t even know how to feed your kids.   They are a ward of the state, don’t get me started on the summer and after school “food programs”!

(Proverbs 1:8) My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother

The father and mother are doing the teaching.  No one else is mentioned in Scripture as having that role.

(Proverbs 9:10) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Government schools lack the fear of the LORD, therefore cannot properly translate wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

(Proverbs 13:20)He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

How do you spell foolish companions? P-E-E-R-S

(Proverbs 22:6) Train up a child in the way he should go:  and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

What do you think the schools are Training them up for?

(Jeremiah 10:2a) thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen…

What part of “Learn not the way of the heathen,” do you not understand?

(1 Tim. 3:4) one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity

If men are not successfully training their own children to follow God they are not eligible for ministerial leadership. Church leaders should be the example for the rest of the Body by taking responsibility for their own households.


and a few more, for good measure…

(Matthew 12:30 and Luke 11:23) He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

(Matthew 18:5-6) And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

(2 Cor. 6:13-18)Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? and what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

But as for me and my household, we shall serve the LORD!!!!

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