We all have the opportunity to do all that we want to do, but we cannot do all there is to do, life is far too short, and we must spend much time learning first instead of doing.
The public education systems in many nations can take up quite easily the first twenty years of our lives, for most that’s twenty-five percent of their allotted time, and most of them are so inept as to be more of a hindrance than a help. We are not trained to think deductively, but trained to think in a particular way, the way, at least in part, that the nation one lives in desired.
For most, the first eighteen years of life is spent in socialization skills, and the rote repetition of subjects, memorization of what is in the books offered to all, it is called a “well-rounded” system. The cost-of-living index has been modified to almost insist that both parents work, thereby making the educational system necessary in their eyes, a pseudo babysitter, if you will. Mankind fills in the rest of the blank spaces himself, wants and desires are tied directly to actual needs, and all manner of other psychological deceptions are set in place to ensure that it is not the parents raising the children, but the system of the nation that they live in. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Cor. 4:4)
Therefore, no matter how much parents and educators would like to deny this, the value system of Satan is what your children are being taught. Science, math, history, language skills, these are all secondary, to socialize amongst our fellow humans in a way that has been deemed morally correct under the guidance of demonic forces is the goal. Try telling that to the teacher or principle at your school.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Prov. 22:6) For those who desire to raise children in the fear of the Lord, in most cases certain sacrifices must be made, time must be allotted to deprogram the children each day, financial desires may need to be left at the doorstep, the things of the world, travel, a better this or finer that, may need to be forsaken, which they should be anyway. This world is more of a trap than most Christians seem to understand, and that knowledge is placed into our children from the moment we hand them over to strangers who do not serve the Most High.
Our sin nature begins at the moment of our birth, I will not say when we begin to express it in a rebellious way against the Lord, for each that would be a different point in their lives, but at the moment of what we will call self-realization, at the moment when we determine not to serve Him whom all will in the end serve in one way or another, without repentance, that person, no matter their age, will die in their sins. One must wonder, if a child is trained up in the way he should go, as spoken in Proverbs 22:6, would there be any need for Romans 12:2. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
If you are a born-again believer in the service of Jesus Christ for the glory of God, Satan hates you, and he hates your children also. Until those children become cognizant, self-aware individuals able to make deductive reasoning-based decisions on their own, you are responsible for them, and as much as the Lord has determined, you will be held accountable for their actions or inactions in the knowledge you impart to them of Christ. Those who know truth are to impart that truth to others, if not, they are derelict in their duties to their King. If you don’t do this, the world, Satan’s world, will be more than happy to do it for you.