There are a lot of issues in our culture today for Christians to wrestle with; but, who should be responsible for protecting and training our children should no longer be on the table for discussion.
If you don’t believe it is your job to educate your children, then perhaps you might consider the following stories in regards to your duty to protect your children.
This is not a biblical apologetic for home schooling. That has been done many times and perhaps we will discuss it in more detail here one day, but this is simply a look at the culture we live in. If we cannot be like the Bereans to search the Scriptures to see if these things be true, then perhaps we can at least be like the men of Issachar, “men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” 1 Chr 12:32
I will state that due to the nature of these links, discretion is advised. I hesitate to even post these on our site due to the subject matter. But here is the bottom line. We live in a corrupt world, where there is sin and wickedness. We are called to shine a light on the darkness, and at the same time protect our children. My recommendation is don’t read these links if you are already convinced of those two things. But if your children are being educated outside of your home or are spending a good deal of time outside of your direct supervision, then I recommend you read these articles and consider the world into which you send your children every time they are out of your sight.
Of course the bigger picture is not just the darkness, but what we as Christians should be doing to shine the light of Christ so the darkness no longer exists. That is another topic for another day. But for this piece, let us state clearly, it is not the job of children to solve this problem. It is most certainly a job for the church, in at least two immediate areas. First by evangelization and turning people to Christ that they would repent of their sins and secondly by training Godly men to serve in the halls of justice who would deal biblically with people who commit these crimes.
Lastly, for those who think their children are safe in “Christian” school, you should check out this list first: