154 Fall 2015 • A Teacher’s View . . . www.TheOldSchoolhouse.com
Shortly after we began home- schooling in 1989, I observed almost no one encouraging their children to pursue science, and I
began to pray that God would raise up
Christians to go into the science fields
dominated by evolutionists and athe-
ists. Now having taught more than 600
students in my home, many in science
fields, I can honestly say, “Be careful what
you pray for.”
What about the mom, with little sci-
ence background, whose children need
basic instruction in science, or whose
child can’t get enough science in their in-
Here are Seven Steps for Successful
Science Study to get you started: Scripture, Science, Safety, Search for Opportunities, Spend, Support, and Send Them
Equipped with Truth.
Romans 1: 20 says the Creator of the
universe not only made nature understandable, He also gave us the ability to
comprehend both His power and the fact
that He is God. God has already provided
everything we need to open the eyes of
our children to this truth.
Observation, age-appropriate explanations, and hands-on activities are key.
But beware; unscientific evolutionary
and environmental concepts abound in
preschool books and children’s program-
ming. As parents, we want to give our
children accurate information, especially
in the areas of evolution and so-called
global warming. Our responsibility is to
search out truth and distill it into a form
our children can understand. Ultimately,
In the DVD, Expelled: No Intelligence
Allowed, several prominent evolution-
ists are interviewed. Each one states that
when he or she began to study evolu-
tion, that’s when they stopped believing
in God. Clearly, these concepts can make
or break a young person’s faith. We have a
great God, one who can redeem exposure
to evolutionary teaching. But how sweet it
is to impart truth to our young children
and watch them walk through life seeing
God’s fingerprints everywhere they look.
What about human-caused global
warming? Global warming, itself, is essential for life on Earth. The idea that humans
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The Creator of the
universe not only made
He also gave us the
ability to comprehend
His power and the fact
that He is God.
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