The One Indispensable Constituent of a Good Education

This article is too good not to share.  It encapsulates the answer to the big question, “What’s wrong with society?” for those who realize that there is something terribly wrong.

“God’s theory on education is quite different than the theories that men have come up with in the modern world….

What then would constitute a good science class, for example? Picture the instructor describing the order, the beauty, the complexity, the expanse, and the glory of the universe, the human body, and the animal kingdom. Then, he lifts his arms and says in a whisper to the class, Silence for a moment! All of you, stand in awe of him! Stand in awe of him! Let us worship the mighty Creator of heaven and earth. Anything short of this is not good science….

“What happens to a nation that doesn’t teach the fear of God as the beginning of wisdom for five generations? What happens to a nation that will not build its house upon Jesus and his words? When the rains come and floods rise, that house will come down, and great will be the fall of it (Matt. 7:27)! That nation will find 37% of children born without fathers, up from 6% in 1960, and half of marriages ending in divorce. That nation will become the greatest debtor nation on earth and inherit the weakest families in the entire western world. Sound familiar?”

Read the rest of “…A Good Education”. And then tell me what you think.


7 Responses to “The One Indispensable Constituent of a Good Education”

  1. Kelly L says:

    Amazingly accurate assessment! Wow…if we would all remember this in our choices of schooling, what a difference we all would make in the world!

  2. Kendal says:

    Love this! I must share this on my blog!

  3. tammy says:

    Saw Mr. Swanson teach this on the Sufficiency of Scripture conference dvd. So very good, made me worship God right then!! We have totally lost any hint of recognition of worship the Creator and Sustainer in schools and even in some churches. God help us. His mercy and love amaze me. Right now makes me wonder what idols do i have in my heart that keeps me from Him fully (on my part of course). Thanks for sharing this Kelly.

  4. Julia says:

    I love this! So true, may I remember this today when I’m teaching my children. If they have not learned the fear of the Lord, they have not learned anything.

  5. Belinda says:

    When other moms ask me about my curriculum or what activities my children are involved in and I get on the defensive because I know what all those moms do, I have to remind myself of the most important education. It’s not just a part of it but the fear of God encompasses ALL parts of education.
    Thank you for this article. I’m bookmarking it! I need a lot of encouragement sometimes because I feel I am on an island with my family, especially concerning homeschooling.This shows me I am never alone. Your blog has, also, been a great source of encouragement.
    Thanks again:)

  6. Read was interesting, stay in touch……

  7. Kacy says:

    The link above no longer works. I would love to read the article. I clicked on the link and enjoyed browsing the site “generations with vision” but was wondering if you might be able to email the link to the actual article that you were quoting above as I can’t seem to find it on their site.

    And while I’m here, I just wanted to thank you for all the things you write about here on your blog. A few months back, I stumbled upon your site and after I put my children to bed each night I have spent a good hour reading through many of your posts. The truth is, until I found your sight I had never even heard of many of the things that you write about here. It has challenged my thinking in many ways and I have been so thankful for your courage to write about things that I can see (by many of the comments left on some of your posts) aren’t always popular. And what I love most is that you back everything up with scripture. For it is not man’s opinion, not even a Christian man’s opinion, that I am after, but the Lords’. We do home school our kids, but it has been an often difficult journey for me. Your site has been helpful in defining a vision for me as a Mama. It has reminded me of the gift that I have been given in my children and it has reminded that my one main job is to encourage them in the love and admonition of the Lord.

    Anyways, just wanted to say thanks.

    My email is

    Thank you for your help. 🙂

    Hoping your heart is well.


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