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that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life (Psalm 27:4)

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

"And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children" (Isaiah 54:13)

"In the past 125 years, social engineers have sought to keep [Western] life under tight control.
Compulsory schooling is a deliberate effort to establish intellectual, economic, and political conformity
so that society can be managed efficiently by a technocratic elite"

"Parents have a prior tight to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children"
[UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Article 26]

Scripture References

The Old Testament   |   The New Testament

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Old Testament


"Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  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" (Deuteronomy 6:5-7),
 

"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish" (Psalm 1:1-6),
 

"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God" (Psalm 14:1),
 

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world" (Psalm 19:1-4a),
 

"The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening they eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the judgements of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than much fine gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward" (Psalm 19:7-11),
 

"Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. ... We will not hide them from [our] children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done. ... That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments (Psalm 78:1,4,6-7),
 

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments" (Psalm 111:10),
 

"Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in His ways. Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgements. I will keep thy statues" (Psalm 119:1-8a),
 

"Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee, Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. With my lips have I declared all the judgements of thy mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word" (Psalm 119:9-16),
 

"Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy judgements ... thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors" (Psalm 119:21,24),
 

"Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statues; and I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, ... turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. Establish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. ... thy judgements are good. Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness" (Psalm 119:33-40),
 

"The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver ... I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me" (Psalm 119: 72,93),
 

"O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgements: for thou hast taught me. How sweet are thy words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way" (Psalm 119:97-104),
 

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. ... Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage forever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. ... I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. ... Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood" (Psalm 119:105,111,113,118),
 

"[T]each me thy statutes. ... [G]ive me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. ... I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way" (Psalm 119:124b,125b,127-128),
 

"Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. ... I longed for thy commandments. ... teach me thy statutes" (Psalm 119:129-130, 131b,135b),
 

"Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful. ... Thy word is very pure: ... Thy law is the truth. ... thy commandments are my delights. ... give me understanding and I shall live (Psalm 119:138,140a,142b,143b,144b),
 

[A]ll thy commandments are truth. ... Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever. ... Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them" (Psalm 119:152b,160,165),
 

"My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. My tongue shall speak of thy word: ... I have chosen thy precepts. ... I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight ... I do not forget thy commandments" (Psalm 119:171,172a,173b,174,176b),
 

"To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; to give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.  A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels (Proverbs 1:2-5),
 

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.  My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck" (Proverbs 1:7-9),
 

"How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? ... ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: ...  they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil" (Proverbs 1:22,25,29-33),
 

"My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thy heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of His saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant to thy soul; discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: to deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness" (Proverbs 2:1-13),
 

"My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. ... Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones (Proverbs 3:1-2, 5-8),
 

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retaineth her" (Proverbs 3:13-18),
 

"The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath He established the heavens. By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. My son, let them not depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet" (Proverbs 3:19-24),
 

"The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools" (Proverbs 3:35),
 

"Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law ... Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee" (Proverbs 4:1-2,4b-9),
 

"Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of they life shall be many. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straightened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life" (Proverbs 4:10-13),
 

"My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh" (Proverbs 4:20-22),
 

"My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of a strange woman* drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. Lest thou shouldst ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; and thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, and say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; and have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!" (Proverbs 5:1-13),
 

"My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee, and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of the strange woman* [see note below]" (Proverbs 6:20-24),
 

"My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law was the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the strange woman* [see note below], from the stranger which flattereth with her words ... Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths ... Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death" (Proverbs 7:1-5,24-25,27),
 

[*The Strange Woman: While we understand that Proverbs 5, 6, and 7 are specifically warnings to the young man against sexual sin, yet in the context of the plea to get wisdom, instruction, and knowledge in the preceding proverbs, the characteristics of the 'strange woman', like 'strange fire', may also apply very well indeed to the foolish and godless teaching in government schools that leads only to death.]
 

"O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; ... All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; ... They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. ... Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death" (Proverbs 8:5-11,32-36),
 

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding" (Proverbs 9:10),
 

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

"Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge" (Proverbs 19:27),
 

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

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7a),
 

"And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children" (Isaiah 54:13),

 

New Testament


"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" (Matthew 18:6),
 

"The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master" (Luke 6:40),
 

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and God head; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them over to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever" (Romans 1:18-25),
 

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God" (Romans 12:2),
 

"Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: ... the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ" (1 Corinthians 2:6-16),
 

"Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.  And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain" (1 Corinthians 3:18-20),
 

"Be not deceived: evil [worldly] communications corrupt good [godly] manners" (1 Corinthians 15:33),
 

"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" (2 Corinthians 10:5),
 

"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4),
 

"[T]he acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. ... As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ" (Colossians 2:2-8),
 

"But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Timothy 3:14-17).

 

 

 

Never, anywhere in the Holy Bible will you find God giving civil government any authority to rear or direct the rearing of children ...
God told parents, not the government, to 'train up' their children"

(Laura Rogers, Societal Structures vs. Restructuring,
as quoted in Berit Kjos, Brave New Schools, p185)

 

 

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