Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger,
but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:4 NASB
A link to Al Mohler’s The Briefing led to an article titled Four-Year-Olds Discuss Love and Marriage at rethinkingschools.org.
The author of the article is an educator who works with four-year-olds and observes their conversations.
The author remarks that four-year-olds discuss things about love and marriage, no doubt parroting what they’ve heard from parents and others.
The author does not identify himself or herself as either male or female. He or she works at a public nursery co-op in Chicago. His or her goal is to challenge binary thinking.
Binary thinking according to the author needs to be challenged in order to expand the minds of the little ones in his or her care.
The real goal is political correctness and this ought to be a concern for any Christian parent that uses public education.
The binary thinking that needed expanding in the conversation he or she over heard involved, you guessed it, homosexuality.
One or more four-year-olds said that boys marry girls and another said that girls can marry girls and boys can marry boys. Apparently, there was a slight disagreement among the four-year-olds.
The educator came to the rescue. What an opportunity to have a conversation and expand (change) the thinking of narrow minded four-year-olds.
The educator explained that love is the issue and not gender. Since love was the issue anyone can marry anyone.
Christian parents that take Ephesians 6:4 seriously should be alarmed.
You work hard to educate your precious four-year-old in the discipline and instruction of the Lord and in public pre-school their binary non-“pc” attitudes are corrected. Did you know? Do you care?
Please do not take this as a total dissing of public education. I realize that many have good reasons for using it including no other choice.
My point is this: Biblical counseling is discipleship as I’ve said many times before. Discipling and counseling your children could not be more important.
I think of a friend who told me that he had four little boys to disciple and that was his priority; His attitude was spot on. Parents must be on top of discipling their children because if they do not someone else will.
Do not assume the public education is neutral. It is not.
Even a casual observer of public education must realize there is an agenda afoot; There has been for some time. It’s just now it is more and more overt as a genuine Christian worldview is mocked and disparaged and corrected when your four-year-old innocently reflects the worldview of his or her Christian parents.
I am a grandfather now and my five-year-old grandson starts public kindergarten this fall after “graduating” from a Christian pre-school.
I am certain that my son is serious about Ephesians 6:4. I am equally certain that he will be on top of what my grandson hears, understands and repeats. I am equally certain my son will challenge the public school if and when my grandson is mocked, corrected or verbally abused by educators with an agenda. My son will be on guard.
I’m simply sad that we have to fight this fight in the first place.
Dads: disciple your kids because if you don’t someone else will and you probably won’t like it.