Western Christianity has fallen prey to mystical ideologies. Postmodern society has influenced us to believe that Christianity is having blind faith, that ignorance is a bliss, that learning is cold and laborious. The dangers of this influences is evident. There are Christians who do not know the true Christ. There are Christians that see evil as good and good as evil concerning abortion, gun control, religious tolerance, foreign politics and wars. As Christians we are not to be ignorant or easily influenced concerning such things but we are to be knowledgeable and ready to respond in a God-honoring way.
Therefore Christians are to be learned, that we are to be full of wisdom and knowledge, first and foremost of Jesus Christ through the Scriptures and His created world. Now having an educated mind is not for pride, selfishness, and sin. We gain knowledge to be humble and sanctified. We learn so that we will love God and our neighbor.
For the past year I have been personally studying Christian Education and I want to share my research through this series so that readers will be encouraged to learn for the LORD.
First off, what is Christian Education? Some think that Christian Education is simply to bring back prayer into our children’s education. Some believe that Christian Education is to combine secularism education with Christianity. But true Christian Education is for an individual to come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord using primarily the Bible and secondarily the world He created. Thus Christian education is discipleship oriented, evangelistic, religious, rigorous, worshipful and life-changing. Therefore if one seeks to experience or advance in these things, he/she must develop their Christian Education.