Sunday, March 25, 2007

Learning to Count and Knowing What Counts

Learning to count, by itself, means nothing if you don’t first know what counts.
That is why true education, according to Noah Webster, “…comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations.” (Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

Gary North once wrote an article advertising a Christian college. The article showed a dejected father who had sent his son off to a secular college. It’s stated: “I spent $40,000 to send my son to hell.”

Even Martin Luther foresaw the danger of so-called "secular" education… “I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place their child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the word of God must become corrupt.”

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