Unequal Yoke School

I was reading an article today in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine about guilt. In one section, the author made the point that Christians should not send their children to public school. She quoted 2 Corinthians 6:14-16. And mine eyes were thus opened. This scripture is usually applied to Christian/Non-Christian marriage or friendship. But read them with new eyes: Read them as they relate to Christian/Public School.

14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”

Christian, are you yoking your children with unbelievers? Are you trying to harmonize Christ and Belial? Are you forcing your child to fellowship with unbelievers? Are you sending your child, who is hopefully a living temple for God, into a temple filled with idols?

I hear all kinds of excuses why “I’m not called to homeschool.” But I wonder… are you “called” to yoke your children to unbelievers? Non-homeschooling friends, please don’t be offended. I’m certainly not judging anyone, and definitely not anyone specifically. I’m just asking the question that I think makes sense in light of 2 Corinthians 6.

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One thought on “Unequal Yoke School

  1. This is very thoughtfully written. And children are so impressionable – what could be heard, thought about, stored away as useful but not applicable when we are adults can be confusing and unsettling to children. I had not thought about this before but it is something important that should be brought up more and discussed thoughtfully among adults. Thank you.

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