The intensely powerful religious force of humanism, with all its hatred of God and God’s world of law and order, can never be defeated by people whose ground of operation is vaguely Christian and largely humanistic… Christians are too often trying to defend their realm on humanistic grounds, with Saul’s armour, and as a result, they are steadily in retreat. Often, they are actually fighting for the enemy without knowing it.
By 1880, Archbishop Vaughn saw exactly what was happening in Australia. He predicted that government education would be
lawless education” and “plots of immorality, infidelity and lawlessness, being calculated to debase the standard of human excellence, and to corrupt the political, social and individual life of future citizens.
He was right. Parental wishes and standards today are more or less pushed aside, and the State-employed teacher becomes the paramount authority in the life of the child. That means that Darwinistic evolution is taught as fact (“forget that stupid creation fairy-story,”) there is to be no discrimination in “sexual preferences,” and there is drug abuse, bullying and a thousand other perversions, in the name of “a good education.”
And then a well-meaning chaplain is supposed to come along at taxpayer’s expense to that State school to try and help. Where does he start, and what does he do? He tries to put lip-stick on a grubby, muddy pig.
This is why the Bible commands us to “not be bound together with unbelievers” (II Cor.6:14). Whenever we believers try to work alongside unbelievers, they quickly recognise our religious differences, and they want to call the shots. That was what Lot found in Sodom. The Sodomites said of him, “this one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge…” (Gen.19:9). The sooner he departed, the better.
It’s one thing to befriend an individual. It’s another to be implicitly committed to a demonically empowered, pagan institution that is committed to eradicating the knowledge of God. The Bible says,
You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself to be an enemy of God (James 4:4).
Public education is itself an implicit violation of at least the first four commandments. Why? Because it implicitly and practically eliminates God from the child’s curriculum, substituting something else.
Isn’t that a recipe for idolatry for that child? Nature abhors a vacuum.
Why would Christian parents put their children in a State school? Because they are ignorant, blind or misguided. Or worse: they don’t really care about their children’s education, and like drowning people, they grasp at public education because it’s “free.”
But the Bible tells us that “children are a gift of the Lord…” (Ps.127:3a). God will require accountability for those He has given to us. Can we afford to give them anything but our best?
The Bible says,
How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing and fools hate knowledge? Turn to my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit on you, I will make my words known to you (Prov.1:22-23).
I suppose all of these dear people pressing for a continuation of Commonwealth funding for chaplains would want to disown me, and call me extreme; a radical, with views “not in the main stream.” Well, they are right. I’m certainly not in the main stream. But then, Jesus did say,
enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it (Mat.7:13).
We Christians have been the original dumb bunnies. We haven’t really thought through the decisions we were making when we sent our children to a State school: the school of the Canaanites. We haven’t submitted those decisions to the Word of God.
U.S. statistics indicate that over 80% of Christian children that attend a public school will have denied the faith by age twenty five. Has the institution they have attended, where they’ve had a complete indoctrination in humanism for twelve years, contributed to their denial of the faith?
Now someone will point out: “Andrew, correlation is not causation.” That’s true. But do parents really have the right to play a perverse form of Russian roulette with their children’s lives?
The people spending a lot of money fighting to ensure their chaplains can continue to be employed at taxpayers’ expense, have been poorly taught in church for over one hundred years since the Church progressively gave in, rolled over and accepted State control of education in Australia around 1870. To some degree, you can’t blame them.
But all they are doing is perpetuating the same old evil system, throwing a thimble-full of Christianity into the back of the humanist’s semi-trailer. That semi-trailer just goes on its evil, destructive destination, regardless of them. They would do well to listen to another radical, John the Baptist, who said
the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear fruit is cut down and throne into the fire (Mat.3:10).
Now the parents who desperately want the chaplains to be able to continue may be saying in protest, “but Andrew, we can’t take our kids out of the system, because it needs them there to evangelise. It would collapse without them.”
They should bear in mind this fact:
It is of critical importance that we equip our children to be Christian before we demand of them that they change the world. It is a violation of both Deuteronomy 6:1-6 and Ephesians 6:4 to commit children to an ungodly structure.
Getting the children out would be the best thing. Like Lot getting out of Sodom with his family, Christians would be finally waking up to themselves and ending their evil compromise with public schooling, those synagogues of Satan which Christians in their ignorance and naivete have foolishly supported in this country for six generations. It’s time to stop.
Mark Twain was correct when he said, “don’t let schooling get in the way of a good education.”
Conclusion: Any Christian parent serious about obeying God’s commandments, and seeing that their child receives a godly education should consider the State school in this light:
will twelve years of humanistic indoctrination in this deliberately godless institution which denies the commands of God and the knowledge of Jesus Christ, in the company of an evil peer-group that is hostile to God, really prepare my child for a life of godly service and dominion in the Name of Jesus Christ?
You don’t need a university degree to know the answer to that.
 Rousas Rushdoony, “Roots of Reconstruction,” 1991, p.596.
 Quoted in Alan Roberts, “Australia’s First Hundred Years: the Era of Christian Schools,” 1984, p.16.
 L. Oswalt, in “The Theory of Resistance,” Gary North, (Ed), 1983, p.339.