As I stated in my last post, one of the most valuable lessons our children can learn under our tutelage is the spiritual law of sowing and reaping. Galatians 6:7-8 (ESV) states, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Personally, I like the New Living Translation of verse 8, which states, “Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature….”
It is essential, therefore, that our children understand that their behavior, actions, and choices have consequences. That is why it is necessary to discipline our children when they act inappropriately or make poor choices. Holding our children accountable for their actions is one of the most loving things we can do for them. It ensures that they learn this inviolable law that will serve them well throughout their lifetime.
Not only do actions have consequences, ideas have consequences as well. Furthermore, one of my spiritual mentors, Chuck Colson, once said, “ideas have consequences; bad ideas have victims.” Recently, we have witnessed an example of a bad idea coming from our federal government, specifically the U.S. Department of Education, in its reinterpretation of Title IX, the 1972 landmark law designed to ensure and protect access for women and girls in education. Sadly, the new rules of Title IX contained in almost 700 pages of regulations will now be applied to gender identity. Individuals will now be afforded Title IX protections based on their whims instead of the biological reality of sex. In my opinion, this is a bad idea that is sure to have victims. The victims being women and girls who will be overpowered by or replaced by biological males who choose to identify as females. Thankfully, The Habersham School does not accept federal funding, thus, we are not subject to these new regulations. I don’t know how the public and private schools that accept federal funding will manage the environment created by these new regulations.
One of the hallmarks of a classical education is the study of the significant ideas and philosophies that shaped western civilization. Many of these ideas and philosophies were influenced by Judeo-Christian beliefs that provided a framework for our laws and judicial systems in Western Europe and America. The belief that God created two distinct sexes, male and female, “in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26) is foundational to our sense of sexual morality, ethical behavior, and biblical justice. Now, that fundamental truth is being challenged like never before. All the more reason that Habersham succeeds in fulfilling its mission to “restore His image in our students through education.”
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Soli Deo Gloria,