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Can School Be Bad

Could it be that our children's school experiences affect the way they view Jesus? Many teachers are harsh, unloving dictators who "play favorites." Maybe many children transfer this to Jesus.

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 ---Geraldine on 7/1/13
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Wow! You bring up a good pointb, let me say I have heard children( my neighbors) kids say things like " where is God, our school is not safe!" It has many times been upsetting here in the barrio urban area there is STILL alot of bad things surround children, gangs,violence especially at the bus stops( really heard the kids in fear) school has changed alot since my generation.They have metal detectors, not the motherly matrens who said " hello,are you ok?" Like back in the day..love of Jesus!
---lidia4796 on 7/18/13


The parents have the child at least 3-5 years before a child enters school and should have already laid the ground-work for Christianity. Most of the influence of the child after that will be from their peers, not teachers. If the early ground-work was done properly by the parents, the child should feel free to talk to the parents if a question does arise concerning what a teacher or peer may state. This means the parent should be prepared to answer or even anticipate any question, only if the answer is, "I'll find out." What ever a parent does, do not "bad mouth" the teacher since this will not provide an answer, the child wants an answer.
---wivv on 7/13/13


I do not count it the responsibility of the church to teach them about God, or anything else that they need to know. Their education, lies squarely on my shoulders.---francis on 7/4/13

If every men thought like you this Country wouldn't be in the shape it is in with so much chaos.

The RCC has always said that the home is the domestic Church.
Responsible for all education.
Spiritual and Secular.

The Church is the support of the family, but not to replace the family society.

To destroy a Country, all you need to do is to destroy the basic structure of the family. The Country quickly falls.
---Nikki on 7/6/13


Cluny: I misspoke. That should say, Muslim male converts. I was thinking of the men who accepted the Lord as a result of hearing the Truth of the Gospel through the radio ministry, but failed to put the right words. Forgive an old lady a mistake.
---Grandma on 7/5/13


\\They also assist in running training for Muslim men to prepare to proclaim the Gospel in their home countries.\\

A Muslim man would be proclaiming Islam, Grandma.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/5/13




I have my own children.
I do not count it the responsibility of the church to teach them about God, or anything else that they need to know. Their education, lies squarely on my shoulders.
---francis on 7/4/13


Cluny: My daughter went to help our friends. They were studying Arabic at the university in Tunis, and my daughter served as a nanny to them, as they had small children at the time.

The ministry our friends had while in North Africa, was that he was a teacher. His wife kept the house, and befriended the Tunisian women.

In the area they lived in, there was no church. They lived in a remote desert town.

Their current ministry is in Marseille, France, working with a radio Bible class that broadcasts in North Africa. They also assist in running training for Muslim men to prepare to proclaim the Gospel in their home countries.
---Grandma on 7/4/13


\\in high school my daughter went to Tunisia for an entire summer to help missionary friends\\

Did they convert any mahometans, or just spread confusion among members of the pre-Reformation Churches there?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/4/13


Cluny, I don't remember in what context the assignment was given. I just know that if I had made a fuss at the teacher, my daughter would have missed out on the opportunity to witness to her friends.

All through their growing up years, my kids were bringing their classmates to Sunday School and VBS. in high school my daughter went to Tunisia for an entire summer to help missionary friends. Now, as a Mom, she's befriending her kids' friends' parents and witnessing and ministering to them.
---Grandma on 7/4/13


\\However, this was about modern zodiac signs, as in fortune telling.
---Grandma on 7/3/13\\

I know. I'm just wondering why the teacher would have the students make such a poster. Was this an art project or what?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/4/13




Cluny, if the assignment had been a part of an astronomy unit, I would have explained that to my daughter. However, this was about modern zodiac signs, as in fortune telling.
---Grandma on 7/3/13


\\Once my daughter asked for help because her 6th grade teacher assigned them to make a poster of their astrological sign.\\

I admit this was a questionable assignment if meant in the modern astrological sense--which is apparently what the teacher meant.

However, keep in mind that it was little more than 3 centuries ago astronomy and astrology became distinct areas of study.

While my astrological sign is Leo, I would have no trouble discussing the names of the stars and other astronomical data in this constellation.

I'm glad the teacher gave an alternative assignment.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/3/13


My pleasure, Geraldine. I'm glad it helped you--I found it just that morning.

As I say, I'm on here to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

Glory to Jesus Christ!!
---Cluny on 7/2/13


Elder: You're right. We sent all three of our children to public school. We had family dinner all together, practically every night. We discussed their day, and helped with any questions that might have come up.

Once my daughter asked for help because her 6th grade teacher assigned them to make a poster of their astrological sign. I was involved in her school, and told her to explain the problem and ask for an alternative assignment. Teacher asked class if any other students had a problem with the assignment. Two others did. They were given alternative assignments.

Daughter's friends asked her so many questions about it, she took her Bible to school and held Bible studies at lunchtime. Which is her right.
---Grandma on 7/2/13


Cluny, I read the site you recommended, and was overwhelmed by the insight it has for me. Yes, I constantly feel I have not done enough, or done anything right enough, which puts God in the role of "task-master and slave-driver," and clouds his real role as loving Father. Again, thank you!
---Geraldine on 7/2/13


Ones say that every predator has been a victim. What others do or have done to us can give us ideas of what we can do to others.

So, how a teacher handles and relates with students . . . after parents have told their children to respect and obey their teachers . . . this can teach a child how to relate with others.

However, if a child has been taught how to be with other people, the child can realize the dictatorial teacher is wrong, but still treat him or her with respect, even impress the teacher with the child's example. And the parents stopping by can help with example, like how 1 Peter 3:1-4 can work for wives.
---willie_c: on 7/2/13


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Jed, Francis good post and dead on.
Each person has contributed much to this issue, (Grandma, Cluny) in a short time.
This is the OLD ChristiaNet way. There would be a group focused on helping the questioner.
Thanks folks, God bless.
My point of view.
Children are affected by what they see at home first. When parents teach the child the correct way first they can see the error in falsehoods. They will come back home and ask questions expecting parents to have the truthful answers.
---Elder on 7/2/13


Geraldine, to answer a previous concern of yours, look up an article: "When have you prayed enough? A guide..."

I hope this helps you.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/2/13


I would be more concerned about the liberal indoctrination that occurs in school. Most teachers are extreme liberals and they will often (especially in Jr. High and High School years) mock Christianity openly during class. They will single out students who believe in God and make a mockery of them in front of class and make them feel like they are stupid and alone in their beliefs. They also present all subject matter with a liberal twist in an attempt to indoctrinate your children with a liberal/socialist world view.
---Jed on 7/1/13


No. Teachers help kids prepare for life in the workforce. Bosses play favorites. That's life in the real world.

The transference of feelings is to Jesus comes from our earthly parents. How our parents relate to us is usually how we first perceive God the Father, more than Jesus.
---Grandma on 7/1/13


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PARENTS PARENTS PARENTS

TOO MANY PARENTS leave it to the church to teach thier children about God

There are so many childrens and youth ministeries, and VBS that christians parents do not feel the need to teach thier children any more than the Lord's prayer
---francis on 7/1/13


It is true this can happen, but also it can occur that as children we become stronger, with a desire to be nothing like the world, and who attribute this harshness of peers and mentors to the corruption of men, and strive to be set apart. It all depends on how early they realize these things, and if our tears turn into battle scars. All you can do is be there for them, as hard as that is sometimes.
---A_servant on 7/1/13


I never confused my teachers with Jesus.

Though doubtless, childhood experiences, and not just in school, will affect their spiritual development.

How will this effect Jewish children who go to a Hebrew school, or children raised in non-Christian homes? Will they confuse their teachers with Jesus?

But, Geraldine, let it go! You're worrying needlessly.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/1/13


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