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Old 03-29-2017, 07:26 AM
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What's its affiliation? What Church?
Independent Ultra Con Apostolic, no affiliation

This church/church school no longer exists.
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:00 AM
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Re: Public school and the Christian parent

Good grief.

If you don't have the money to send your kids to a private school, and you can't homeschool, then have some guts and be an involved parent in the public schools. Too many Christian parents are total airbags. Nothing but wimps. They send their kids to school and do nothing but complain about the system.

Get involved. I did. The teachers know me by name. Therefore, they know my children by name. They see me help with field trips and special events. They see me tell the kids what is appropriate behavior and what isn't. I set the tone for the education of my children. And yes, it is a public school.

And here's another thing.... I know Christian parents who whine and complain about public schools not being religious enough. Look, kids are allowed to pray in school. But it must be appropriate. They can't just start praying and getting preachy in biology or English Literature. As Christians, they have to learn to RESPECT the rules and to RESPECT authority. Kids can voluntarily gather together and pray before school, over their lunches, and even after school. What public schools DON'T allow is for staff or teachers to lead, encourage, or appear to require or expect that students participate in any religious practice. And if you've seen the staff and teachers in some of these schools, you'll agree with me.... most are unqualified to lead students in any kind of prayer or religious activity.

I see fat, doughnut eating, whiney, and pathetic trailer-living "Christians" (I doubt they truly are) sit there and complain that the public schools are not religious enough. BUT... they don't ever have family altar. They don't lead their kids in prayer or Bible study at home. They barely ever say grace over their double fried chicken and their double portioned mashed potatoes. They pawn their kids off on the church to learn about God and pawn their kids off on the schools for an education. They just want daycare.

THEY AREN'T INVOLVED AT ALL. They aren't INVOLVED in their kids spiritual development or education.

I know, I know, there's a lot of hubbub about getting prayer back in school. I know, I know, there's a lot of hubbub about being able to put the Ten Commandments in courthouses and public schools. But I have a crazy idea here... now watch this....here it comes....wait for it.... wait for it....

Let's get prayer and obedience to God back in our HOMES.

If we had prayer and godliness in more homes, we wouldn't need such shallow demonstrations of civic religion. I'm confident that you can put my kids in a home school, private school, charter school, or public school.... and they'll know what behaving righteously is and that it is expected of them.

You have to be involved. The centrality of the Christian faith is in the home... not a church building, courthouse, or public school. If we can get our homes right... we can positively affect this culture.

Let me ask these questions:

When was the last time your family had family altar?
When was the last time you led your family in prayer?
When was the last time you had communion at home?
Do you have the Ten Commandments displayed in your home?
Do you teach the Ten Commandments in your home?
Do you emphasize that Love moves beyond the Commandments?

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Old 03-29-2017, 08:45 AM
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https://www.aceministries.com/curriculum/?content=main

that was the curriculum our Pastor used for the school, it could also be used for home schooling.
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:46 AM
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I see fat, doughnut eating, whiney, and pathetic trailer-living "Christians" (I doubt they truly are) sit there and complain that the public schools are not religious enough. BUT... they don't ever have family altar. They don't lead their kids in prayer or Bible study at home. They barely ever say grace over their double fried chicken and their double portioned mashed potatoes. They pawn their kids off on the church to learn about God and pawn their kids off on the schools for an education. They just want daycare.
What does their eating habits and housing have to do with anything?
So, you know people like this? Have you been in their trailer home and saw them eating donuts?
How do you know that they don't have an altar or lead in prayer and bible study?
Is saying "grace" a commandment?
I want to meet these people. I could go for some double fried chicken and a double portion of mashed taters.... smothered in country gravy.

You defend people that can't afford private school or can't homeschool.... but this particular set of parents is pawning off their children?
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:19 AM
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What does their eating habits and housing have to do with anything?
So, you know people like this? Have you been in their trailer home and saw them eating donuts?
How do you know that they don't have an altar or lead in prayer and bible study?
Is saying "grace" a commandment?
I want to meet these people. I could go for some double fried chicken and a double portion of mashed taters.... smothered in country gravy.

You defend people that can't afford private school or can't homeschool.... but this particular set of parents is pawning off their children?
Yes, I've seen fat, lazy, unconcerned deadbeat "Christian" parents like this. I have a couple in my family! LOL

No, saying grace isn't a commandment. But I find it pathetic to whine about how important it is to have prayer back in schools... when families rarely even pray at home together. It's reaching for "civic religion", a powerless religion that is built on nothing but meaningless symbolic actions in public.

By no means are all parents this bad. But the point is... we need to be doing more at home spiritually before we start pushing our religion in the public square.

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Old 03-29-2017, 10:44 AM
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Good grief.

I see fat, doughnut eating, whiney, and pathetic trailer-living "Christians" (I doubt they truly are) sit there and complain that the public schools are not religious enough. BUT... they don't ever have family altar. They don't lead their kids in prayer or Bible study at home. They barely ever say grace over their double fried chicken and their double portioned mashed potatoes. They pawn their kids off on the church to learn about God and pawn their kids off on the schools for an education. They just want daycare.
Good grief is right. You have a terrible opinion of fellow believers.

Good grief.
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Old 03-29-2017, 10:50 AM
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Parents who send their children to public school are in danger of hellfire. They are in danger as much as the adulterer, thief, fornicator, or idolater are in danger. They may escape the judgment of God if they repent, but if they refuse to repent they will die in their sins. Thus, parents who send their children to public school will die in their sins and be eternally lost unless they repent.
No. Just no. Sorry, I don't agree.

Do you have children?
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:32 AM
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well.... there you go. mostly I think you are silly Esaias. but I am certain you take yourself very seriously.
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:36 AM
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Good grief is right. You have a terrible opinion of fellow believers.

Good grief.
No, I'm saying that some are downright lazy deadbeat parents. It's just the truth, bro. lol
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:38 AM
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A lot of crybabying coming so many Christians about the state of the schools is coming from Christians who don't have the spiritual discipline to keep family prayer or family altar in their homes. Their condemnation and whining about the godless public school system only helps them feel better about themselves. I'm just confronting this line of thought. One has no grounds to whine and complain about the lack of spirituality in a public educational system... if they are too busy or lazy to establish a solid spiritual practice in their own homes.
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