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Ronald W. Kirk What Education Ought to Be
by Ronald W. Kirk

For anyone who cares about the Gospel, true education is critical. Not a luxury. Not merely a nice blessing. Not merely a meal ticket. A comprehensive and Biblically faithful education is a necessity for the very life of Christianity.

Jesus Christ commands us in the Great Commission to make disciples. Disciples are learners and practitioners. They are not mere converts, not merely saved. Rather, born-again, Holy Spirit filled believers are ministers of reconciliation, kings and priests of God’s kingdom (2 Corinthians 5:18; 1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6). Truly Christian lives of godly fruit require knowledge, wisdom, and skill. How dare we presume upon God not to train superbly and with the utmost vision and purpose—as the best athletes or musicians, or any humanly accomplished person does—for the most holy life-mission required by the Gospel! Our lives should be extraordinary witnesses of the power of God to the world! Disciples make other disciples. We reproduce ourselves in the world —that is Christ in us—for His glory. How much more ought we to reproduce Christ in our children, our most holy trust! Such an extraordinary life requires extraordinary preparation. Again, how dare we neglect an extraordinary education in ourselves and in our children?

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Juliette McGuire and childrenChristian Education—A Testimony
by Juliette McGuire

The easiest way that I can explain as to why I believe in Christian education is to give my testimony. I grew up on the East Coast of the U.S. in a little town about one hour outside of New York City. I went to college in Boston, Ma. In the late sixties, I received my Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Boston University. While at B.U., I received a classical education. I was exposed to the finest music, art, literature and theater. My professors, in general, told me that the Bible was not the Word of God and that it was merely a book filled with fairy tales.

While in college, I watched as my classmates began to enter into free sex, drugs and alcohol. Having grown up as a Catholic, I had a strong fear of God and was fortunate enough not to engage in the decadent lifestyle that was so prevalent around me. My dad, back in Connecticut, had a heart attack and I was forced to finish college in Connecticut. Upon graduation, I learned of some teaching positions that were available in the Southern California area. My sister was already teaching there and recommended my moving and getting employment in Ventura County. I ended up getting married and moving that same summer to California.

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"Just as a craftsman takes time in woodwork or art or music, so cultivation of godly children takes time, but the results outlast anything else. If you want to do it right, invest yourself in your child. Children are a gift from God, not to be sent away, but nurtured and cared for with love and attention to every detail. It's called home schooling."
- Bob and Gerri Boyd

HarvardDear Higher Education, Pardon the Disruption
by Doug Phillips

Consider if you will that Harvard was once a bastion for cultivating biblically-minded individuals. Burning with a passion to instill doctrinally-sound principles and practices, the first colleges of America made no qualms about their purpose.

Where are Harvard and the whole of the higher education system now? Fueled by billions of secular humanist dollars, higher education has degenerated to become an incubator for students who want to throw off the “chains” of parental and biblical authority.

How Colleges Undermine the Faith
Wielding their immense power over young people in the classroom, college professors seek to subjugate students’ opposing worldviews to their own. One university faculty member recently articulated this agenda with great candor when he said, "We need to encourage everyone to be in college for as many years as they possibly can, in the hope that somewhere along the line they might get some exposure to the world outside their town, and to moral ideas not exclusively derived from their parents’ religion. If they don’t get this in college, they’re not going to get it anywhere else."

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International Church Council Project.ICCP Concerning Education of Christian Children: Affirmations and Denials


Article 1: The Bible is our absolute guide for all life and all education.

We affirm
that the Bible—being God's own inerrant, written Word—is the ultimate standard by which all other truth-claims are to be judged,1 and thus offers mankind the clearest, most complete picture of all reality and the only logically coherent worldview,2 and is the only authoritative standard and guide for living and pleasing God.3

We further affirm
that though knowledge sources other than the Christian Bible such as reason, research, tradition and experience are all valuable tools in gaining wisdom and knowledge of God, mankind and the universe, all such tools are always to be judged and informed by the Bible rather than them standing in judgment on the Bible's truth. The Bible tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom but not the end of wisdom.

We further affirm
that the Bible sufficiently sets forth God's requirements for the education of Christian children.4

We deny
that there is any source of truth higher than, or equal to, the Bible or that the Bible may be judged by any other standard.

We further deny
that the Bible is either silent or neutral on the subject of the education of Christian children, or that it is insufficient in setting forth requirements for the training of Christian children.
  1. Num. 23:19; Psalm 111:7; 119:89, 151, 160; Mat. 24:35; John17:17; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21
  2. Isaiah 8:20
  3. Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:9; Eccles. 11:9-10
  4. 2 Tim. 2:16-17
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by Dr. Labib Mikail, with translation into English and contributions by Dr. Nasser S. Farag

Nordskog Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Virgin Mary in the Light of the Word of God in time for Easter.

The Virgin Mary in the Light of the Word of God fills a tremendous need for a concise, elegant, Biblical treatment of Mary. Dr. Labib, as he is affectionately known, gives Mary her due full honor while fending off the many faith-damaging myths perpetuated about her.

For those not well acquainted with but interested in Christianity and its true historic beliefs, you will find a straight-forward declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the Gospel that leads to the eternal and abundant life our God always intended for mankind, through the saving and sanctifying work of Jesus Christ. For the committed Christian, you will find an edifying presentation of the true Gospel and of sound doctrine.

This book is full of truth. Please read, enjoy, and let this book minister to your heart for the glory of God and the furthering of His kingdom.

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by Mark A. Marinella M.D., F.A.C.P
As a Christian physician, I have not only marveled at the spiritual ramifications of Christ's death, but also the physical and physiological aspects. To present this, I have compiled a succinct overview of Jesus’ death from a physical and medical perspective that I hope both lay and medical people can appreciate and understand. — Mark A. Marinella, M.D F.A.C.P.

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Learning by the Book: A Superior Education Learning by the Book: A Superior Education
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Must read for Parents!"
 “in Bible-based education, God, His Works and His Word are … acknowledged and taught as the foundation, sustaining power and standard for all things seen and unseen.” 
Disarming in tone, crystal clear, and easy to read and understand, this short book..does something rather amazing…[T]he author leads the reader to conclude that for Christians to put their children in a public school is to spit in God’s face…The reader draws these conclusions because the text is so masterfully crafted. 
For readers from mainstream evangelicalism who are new to its thesis, this book will do two things: (1) make them think, and (2) make them want to think. Can’t get someone you know to chomp into a seminal volume by Rushdoony? Before reading Ms. Rose’s book, I wouldn’t have believed it possible, but it is clear that a spoonful of sugar does help the medicine go down. She simply figured out how to make the medicine taste like sugar while tripling its potency. God will use this book. 

   Paperback, 126 pages

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The Education of James Madison: A Model for TodayThe Education of James Madison: A Model for Today
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"It has been said that never have there been so many outstanding political leaders assembled under one roof than when the Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia in 1787… Preeminent among these distinguished leaders for his learning and sagacity was James Madison… Admittedly, James Madison was a scholar by nature, but without the particular kind of education he received…it is doubtful that he would have become the remarkably creative statesman known as ‘the Father of the Constitution’… Madison’s well rounded and thorough education—and its end result—should be thought-provoking for parents and teachers today. It is hoped that through this book they will be inspired to use the principles and methods of Madison’s education… [toward preparing] tomorrow’s leaders in politics, business, and the arts." —Mary Elaine Swanson, from the Introduction 

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Learn of the Christian foundations of education in America: Education was centered in the home and was thoroughly Christian; the first schools were started by the church; the first common schools were started to teach children to be able to read and understand the Bible; 106 of the first 108 colleges were started by and for the Christian faith; the Bible was the central textbook; the Christian education of America's Founders produced men of great character and thought—men who gave the world the most free, just, and prosperous nation of all time. Such education is needed to assure that America will continue its legacy of liberty.

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James Rose defines the Principle Approach, presents the rudiments of America's Christian history, government, and education, teaches how to 4-R a subject, expounds the Seven Principles, and shows how to apply the notebook methodology. Containing over 100 charts and diagrams, this classic curriculum guide to American Christian education teaches how to develop a practical, Biblically reasoned academic program from kindergarten through high school in over 10 subjects, from arithmetic to typing. Many Principle Approach educators contribute sections to this work.

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