DiscoverChristianSchools.com Supports the Move by Southern Baptists to Uncover Decline Among Evangelicals
Brookhaven, PA - June 20, 2006- Southern Baptists turned down a resolution calling for parents to develop an "exit strategy" from the public school system, but passed a motion in the convention last week by Missouri messenger Roger Moran to investigate the decay that the denomination is experiencing. The motion instructs LifeWay Christian Resources (a Southern Baptist Convention agency) to report back on why, among other things, the "vast majority of evangelical Christians do not hold to a clearly defined biblical worldview," according to Moran. The expectation is that LifeWay will report that secular education is one of the root causes.
"We are confident that the Southern Baptists, along with other evangelical Christians around the country, will find that students are not thinking 'Christianly' about the world around them. These young adults will not be equipped to do so if parents do not take seriously their children's daily education; not just what happens in Sunday School ", stated Harold Naylor, founder of DiscoverChristianSchools.com, which is an educational initiative designed to provide parents with resources for making school choices for their children.
DiscoverChristianSchools.com bases their support of the Southern Baptist Convention's motion
to uncover the reasons that evangelical denominations are declining and the sense that secular education has had a major influence on the waning of Christian worldviews on the following:
- Deuteronomy 6 tells parents that, in all they do, they should provide a godly education 24/7.
- Three key institutions that shape a child are the home, the church and the school. Children are served best when all three institutions point them in the same direction.
- Only an education that has the liberty to address the whole child -- social, intellectual, emotional, physical AND spiritual -- reaches the possibility of excellence.
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