Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Omitted Curriculums

What will not be taught in the schools?

Several things.

For instance, look at this quote, it is from 'Manuscript Releases, vol. 2, pg. 218; “They act as if the school were a place where they were to perfect themselves in sports, as if this were an important branch of their education, and they come armed and equipped for this kind of training. This is all wrong, from beginning to end. It is not in any way appropriate for this time; it is not qualifying the youth the go forth as missionaries, to endure hardship and privation, and to use their powers for the glory of God.” So, sports will simply not exist in schools that are following God's plan. There are many other quotes that show this too. Also, see 'Fundamentals of Christian Education,' pg. 37; “Novel and storybook reading are the greatest evils in which the youth can indulge.” Those things would not be included either.

Here is another quote, from 'Evangelism,' pg. 137; “Not one jot or tittle of anything theatrical is to be brought into our work... Let nothing of a theatrical nature be permitted, for this would spoil the sacredness of the work.” Drama and theatrics will not be a part of studies either. Also, worldly, pagan classics will not be used for curriculum. All these things tend to create a loose Christian, and that is why they will be omitted. But the focus is not on what is left out, it is on what is included! Check out the section on 'Curriculum,' for more info.!

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