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Education Must Necessarily be Based on, Filled with the Bible – Says Sociological Epistemology

Here Steve Turley comments on Jordan Peterson explaining the place and importance of the Bible. “It is not that the Bible is true; it is that the Bible is the pre-condition for the manifestation of Truth.”  So, Prof. Peterson, argues based on a sociological epistemology, that the Bible is truer than true and the only basis for a society that is not tyrannous.  Joe Rogan is silent, awestruck.

I immediately think of Vishal Mangalwadi’s *The Book that Made Your World.”

It is factual that the Bible is the foundation of all that is good, free,and prosperous in Western and especially English-speaking culture. It is true that the foundational story of the Exodus shows the way how a people can be without tyranny, and indeed, be a people.

Further, to date, in the history of the planet, it is the only story that offers this.

Given this, what extensions present themselves in terms of guidance for education? True education would be based on and filled with the Bible — or other sources can not be understood.  Or evaluated. While we have a government education constructed to make activists at the expense of basic literacy and numeracy, it is no surprise that the education that was always intended to make moral leaders was also the foundation of literacy and numeracy.

Did you not notice that? Literacy to the dawn of history is carried in the Toledoth, the stories in early Genesis. Joseph rose to prominence in Eqypt, as a slave, because he could do accounting. Because his father, a wandering shepherd, taught his sons to ready and calculate.

This is an extraordinary conclusion in a day of decaying and bullying religious secularism, no where more mordant and bullying than in government education. Further, it is extraordinary because the assertion was arrived at through logical deduction and not the obscurantism of dobmatism or belief or personal subjectivism. Indeed, it uses what to date has been the most virulent thrust toward post-modernism and toward Marxism: sociological epistemology. Cogent, clear, rings with truth. Evidential… because it works.

The Foundation of Shalom, Well-Being, in Education

I started talking about what the foundation of good education would be, which is especially important to consider if you are homeschooling. Then, following my own discussion, I jumped to respect between the sexes. And yes, of course, you ought to teach your daughters and  your sons to deal with other people’s sons and daughters. But that may not be the most foundational thing of all education. LOL  So what is?

You know, you can’t know everything. I love learning. But it is just impossible to know everything. So, what is the one thing to learn that makes it easier to know the rest? What is the one best guide on how to proceed? One could study every veiwpoint on anything, and it would take a few years to properly understand and evaluate it all. In the meantime, one might be snookered into some philosophy that sounded good, but really bought your children to disaster. So, is their a hueristic toward a good life, toward mastery of ethics/morality, toward mastery of any other subject?

Good news: yes. We have a manufacturer’s manual. It has been used successfully across cultures and millennia. And it is alluded to in our foundational promise: All your offspring shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be their shalom, their total well-being, peace, prosperity, nothing missing nothing broken. And notice, Jesus himself quoted this verse.

RESOURCES

Many Christian schools and Christian curricula is NOT really fully Biblical. Often they have secular assumptions without knowing it, because that is their training. Here are a few attempts. Please do your own evaluation. Please share here, also.

 

SUMMIT MINISTRIES IN COLORADO   https://www.summit.org/resources/now-we-live/?ims=nwl-search&utm_campaign=nwl&utm_source=parable&utm_medium=search&imt=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyK6t4qea_QIVScmUCR16sAhYEAAYASAAEgL97_D_BwE&utm_campaign=nwl&utm_source=parable&utm_medium=search&utm_content=&utm_term=biblical+worldview+in+education

How a biblical worldview shapes the way we teach our children

Aug 24, 2015 … The Christian worldview should influence all decisions made in and out of the classroom. It is not simply opening class in prayer (although I …  https://www.fpdmacon.org/what-does-it-mean-to-teach-from-a-biblical-worldview

Apr 6, 2018 … In contrast to the secular curricula used in public education, Christian schools teach ideas that rest on God’s Word as the ultimate source of … https://www.renewanation.org/post/teaching-the-christian-worldview

God Heals — Isaiah 53

Again, we are getting very dismaying news about another couple of young adult athletes who fell dead. And we are supposed to believe it was natural causes. A new natural or unknown cause called “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.” And yet, still, amazingly, I am also getting reports of people still urging to jab children! It is beyond belief.

But, God! God’s word is immortal, incorruptible. It didn’t change because  the devil got worse, or people more perfectly partnered with the devil. Ha ha. God’s promises are real. So, whatever the problem might be, let’s open the Word of God and find Truth.

Don’t look to the right or the left. Just look at the Word. Don’t say something against it; just speak the Scripture. That is your prescription. That is your script.

And break off disappointment. Do not let a failure to understand, to receive or whatever, to cause another failure to receive. Just let’s look at the Word.