Christians in public schools - time to exit?

Monday, July 13, 2015
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

A nationally recognized Baptist pastor says there's still a way for Christian parents to send their children to public schools with confidence.

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to legalize homosexual "marriage," some people have expressed concerns that public schools now will feel justified in promoting homosexuality. Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Church-Dallas, contends the key factor in deciding whether to leave a child in public school and exposed to concepts contrary to Christian parents' beliefs lies with how those parents raise that child.

"... I think if we do our job, frankly, in equipping our children in the truth of God's Word, they can truly go to a public school as a missionary and not become [a] mission field [themselves]," he explains.

Despite the concern that some educators may ramp up their promotion of the homosexual lifestyle following the decision last month by the high court, Jeffress believes there is still a place for Christian students in the public schools.

Jeffress, Rev. Robert (FBC Dallas)

"I'm not ready to abdicate and give over the public schools to Satan completely," the pastor tells OneNewsNow. "I just believe that there's a place for Christian teachers and Christian students in the public schools where they can make a difference for Christ."

Jeffress says Christian parents must balance their goal to be salt and light in a dark world with their concern for their children – and if they believe it is best to pull their children out of public school, then they should do so.

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