I would like to start off by saying that homeschooling is a great option for Christian parents and it’s the best option for children because the best teachers for children are their parents, but it’s not for everyone. Carefully pray about this matter to find out what is best for your family. Here are reasons Christians should homeschool.
- More attention for your child.
- You know what your child is learning.
- Your child will receive a better education and he will be more college ready.
1. There are so many deceitful things being taught in public schools these days it makes me sick.
Colossians 2:8 Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.”
1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
2. There will be a bigger chance that your child will be led astray by ungodly friends and teachers.
Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
1 Corinthians 15:33 Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”
Psalm 106:35 Instead, they mingled among the pagans and adopted their evil customs.
3. Conformity to the world instead of Christ is more likely.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Jeremiah 10:2 This is what the LORD says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them.”
4. You can teach your children yourself. You can teach them about Christ and the Word of God.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Deuteronomy 11:18-19 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Philippians 4:9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
5. Children are for God and you are to raise them.
Matthew 22:21 “Caesar’s,” they replied. Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
Psalm 127:3 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
6. You will be wiser since you will be learning as you teach them.
Proverbs 3:13-18 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.
7. Homeschooling builds patience, responsibility, and other things that make you into the image of Christ.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
8. There will be more family time.
Philippians 2:2 Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
9. Public schools have tossed out God’s Word so how can your child grow closer to the Lord?
Matthew 4:4 But he answered, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
10. You are less likely to have rebellious children.
Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.”