Secular Is Not Neutral!

by Ken Ham on January 31, 2024
Featured in Ken Ham Blog

Secular is not neutral. There is no neutral position. As God’s Word states:

Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. (Matthew 12:30)
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8:7–8)
For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true). (Ephesians 5:8–9)

There are many other passages that teach there is no neutral position and that one either walks in light or darkness, builds their life on the rock or sand, gathers or scatters, is on the broad way or the narrow way, and is either for Christ or against Christ. No, Scripture is clear—nothing is neutral, including secularism.

The secular education system rejects God and the Bible and is based on naturalism. Secular means anti-God. I say this to challenge us. Those whose children attend the secular (public) schools need to recognize that, even though there are some Christian teachers in that system (a small minority), the children are still attending an “anti-God school.” And most kids from church homes do not survive the secular system. That’s a fact.

Parents, how responsible are you for your child’s education, the formation of their worldview?

If we say it plainly like this, it might help shock some people into the reality of what is happening to their children. And hopefully it will wake up parents to ensure they are teaching their children the truth of God’s Word, equipping them with a true biblical worldview, and instructing them with apologetics so they will be able to defend the Christian faith. More and more people are waking up to the fact that secular schools are “anti-God schools,” which is why there is such a departure of children from those schools.

Parents, how responsible are you for your child’s education, the formation of their worldview? God will hold each one of us responsible for what our children are taught.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord. (Psalm 127:3)
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

Each parent needs to decide for themselves where their children will attend school, but no matter where they choose, every parent must realize they have a responsibility before God to train their children in his Word and never hand that job off to anyone else or become lethargic or lazy in doing that job!

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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