Quoting Quiverfull: God Not Welcome in Public School?

Quoting Quiverfull: God Not Welcome in Public School? December 14, 2013

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – The Key of Knowledge

God is the God of knowledge (1 Samuel 2:3; Proverbs 9:10; Isaiah 11:2; Colossians 2:3). Are our children taught knowledge from God’s point of view in our public schools? No.

God has the key of knowledge (Luke 11:52). Do our public school teachers use the key of God’s knowledge to lead the students into His ways? No. They take away the key of knowledge and instead teach man’s ways and ideas.

The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7) Are our children taught the fear of God in our public schools? No.

It is from God’s mouth we receive knowledge (Proverbs 2:6). Are our children being taught from the mouths of godly people in our public schools? Praise God we do have some godly teachers in the system (although their tongues are tied), but the majority are not godly.

Why then do many Christian parents prefer a humanistic education for their children rather than an education based on God’s Word?

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • Nea

    Why then do many Christian parents prefer a humanistic education for their children rather than an education based on God’s Word?

    Because they want them actually educated and able to function in a multicultural world?

  • Saraquill

    I fail to see why being scared of G*d is a good thing.

  • Trollface McGee

    So few words.. and so much wrong…

    “God has the key of knowledge ”
    That’s why God gave us brains so we can process information. So when your public school teacher teaches you that whales are a mammal and not a fish, that teacher is acknowledging your God-given brain’s capacity to process accurate information.

    “Are our children taught the fear of God in our public schools?”
    No, because schools are supposed to teach facts and skills, not contribute to children developing anxiety disorders.

    A lot of teachers are religious, but they respect their students and profession enough to know that their role is to teach, not to be a preacher. In fact, when I was taking education classes, the vast majority of teachers I met identified as Christian, some very devout. You want your kids to learn your religion? There are these magical places… called churches (or synagogues or mosques or temples) that do that! And most of them have programs for kids!

  • Edie Moore McGee

    As usual, a whole bunch of assumptions without any relationship to my reality. As a teen in public school, I had plenty of Christian teachers who were salt and light. And that was in the actual state where Nancy Campbell lives. As most of my family still lives there and know a lot of teachers, let me assure Ms. Campbell that there are still plenty of Christianpublic school teachers in Tennessee.

    Here in liberal Maryland, there are plenty, too. Just went to my daughter’s school dance concert. Saw a beautiful number set to Silent Night and another to O Holy Night (done by a guest liturgical dance group). And two years ago where I was facing a life-threatening illness, plenty of teachers prayed for me.

  • Catherine

    What’s the old saying…as long as there are midterms, there will be prayer in school?

  • Who gets to define “godly”? To me, godly is acting in socially accepted ways: no stealing, killing, harming, or being a jerk (except on rare occasions!). Considering the way fundagelicals view God -vengeful, spiteful, threatening-I would think it’s a good thing there aren’t so many “godly” teachers in public schools!

  • Serena763

    My education in the 2 years I was home schooled was horrible. When I was pulled out of public education I was a year ahead and when I returned to public schools I was 2 years behind. I struggled so hard to catch up. My math skills I was never able to recover. Oh, but I got to learn so much more about God..you know..the same stuff that was being taught at CHURCH.