Experts in life still suggest better education will solve the world’s problems, but then fail to explain why it is has failed to do so after how many thousands of years of trying.
Education is a blessing from God, but it can just end up providing more skills for criminals to apply their trade on the innocent.
We must support the best education system we can afford with balance catering for students as fully as possible. Sadly, Theology is no longer a core subject, as it used to be at our oldest universities for example, and Church based schools are no longer the norm.
A soundly based understanding of God, our Divine Creator, can help shape our thinking in all areas of life and for Christians provide absolutes to live by.
SRE as part of the NSW public education system, is not just a nuisance for time-table designers, but a wonderful opportunity to teach Theology to a significant number of students many of whom have little contact with mainstream churches or Christians generally.
Considering Oak Flats Primary School, the SRE students represent more than 40% of the school population. Contact with supervising teachers is also an opportunity to show Christianity at work.
Please pray for this ministry and encourage the teachers.
In Proverbs 22:6 we read:
“Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” NASB
– Geoff Kyngdon