Why Do We Homeschool Our Children?

Recently I was asked why I pulled my kids out of public school to learn at home. For most homeschooling parents, there is hardly a simple answer for this. And I am sure that each family has its own reasons why they choose to educate their children outside of the public forum. The purpose of this article is to offer a brief yet descriptive summary of why we choose to separate our children’s education from the state as much as possible.

From the outset, I must address the information that is being fed to our children. Over the past few years, I have come to realize that the curriculum in public schools is a controlled method of programming children, telling them what to believe. Many of the subjects taught in schools are against what we believe in respect to our faith. In the home, however, we can teach our children what we believe to be the truth according to Scripture, all while developing their skills in Math, English/Reading/Spelling, and other standard subjects. Nevertheless, when it comes to subjects such as science and history, we believe these are very dangerous to learn from the perspective offered in public schools.

The public-school setting creates an institutionalized mindset that conditions our children to think in terms of submission and authority. It programs the child to view the system as the authority and those who question the system as “insubordinate.” (In my book Crushing Conceptualism in Modern Christianity, I dive a little deeper into this subject in Chapter 4.)

Kids today are expected to receive a checklist of immunizations / vaccines in order to enroll. This goes back to the issue of submitting to authority and not questioning the experts. We are trained to trust the pharmaceutical industry in public school, which many times is an infringement of our religious beliefs. Many of the pharmaceuticals that are pushed on the public today are in violation of the Father’s standards, although most Christians today are either ignorant of this or they are in denial about it. But we are expected to submit to this form of authority without question.

Science is no different. Our children are persuaded to view popular science as perhaps the trumping authority. It has had such a devastating effect on society that professing bible believers today interpret their bibles through the lenses of the curriculum they receive in school. And even if you dare present the contextual interpretation of the Bible to those individuals, they will react in a manner that displaces you as a credible voice in their conceptual reality.

Morality has experienced a significant shift over the past few generations, thus compromising the biblical principles on which we stand. Schools today push for normalization of that which is contrary to the biblical model. We were created in the image of Yahweh, the Father of Creation. We were designed to be productive and to glorify God with our bodies. But in the public-school setting, expressing this aspect of our faith is considered “hate speech” against those who demand tolerance and equality; those who challenge God’s original design.

Children today are exposed to many other forms of wickedness as well. I know what you’re thinking. We can’t expect to shelter our kids from everything. We need to let them experience the world for themselves. That is true to a certain extent. Keep in mind, homeschooling is not about sheltering or depriving the children from the world. It is about providing a healthy, biblical environment for them to grow and learn while protecting them from situations they may not be ready for at such a young age. We can teach them about the world without promoting it or glorifying it. Yet when kids learn about evil in peer situations, it is rarely from an educational approach; rather it is more often experimental. Call me overprotective, but I would rather have my children learn about the evil of the world from an educational perspective and not an experimental approach.

Society has persuaded parents that children should be left in the hands of complete strangers as young as infancy, i.e., babysitters and daycare employees, to schoolteachers and schoolmates. For a moment, consider by what standard you are basing your decision to leave your child with a group of people you may not know anything about. If it is because you wish to send your child off to someone “qualified,” then consider that the very qualifications required to educate those children was determined by the system itself. And if that system is so successful, then there is no reason mothers who have been through the public school system can’t teach their children themselves. After all, wouldn’t someone who succeeded the system be qualified upon their completion? Shouldn’t a high-school graduate be competent enough to relay the information they received?

My children will never know what it means to “pledge their allegiance” to a governmental system or to salute a flag that signifies their bondage to a heathen nation. No, my children will know what it means to pledge their allegiance to YHWH the Father of Creation and to follow the example of Yeshua Mashiach, the Son of Yah. They will learn what it means to “come out of Egypt” and to follow the ways of the Father.

I’m sure many other parents have their own reasons why they choose against public school. But for me and my house, we choose to homeschool because it removes our children from what we believe to be a dangerous environment. Thus, we choose against indoctrination for the purpose of protecting the minds and spirits of our children.

Jarvity: the Cold / Heat Force

If I could deceive the world, I would not have to fabricate a new idea.  I would only have to use an existing idea, repackage it, and resell it to the world. Perhaps I could convince the world there is a mysterious force that causes objects to get hotter and colder. I could divert their attention away from the common explanation that we all know as “temperature” and explain that an invisible force called “Jarvity” is responsible for things getting hotter and colder.

If someone tries to combat my theory by using the term “temperature,” I could just tell them that I can prove my theory by placing a cup of water in a freezer and predict that it will turn to ice.  Once I am able to both predict and prove my theory of “Jarvity,” I can then sell it to the world as a provable scientific theory. Quite possibly, I could eventually see my theory develop into a standard “law” of science because I convinced the world to completely disregard the familiar understanding called “temperature.”

Now let’s take this hypothetical situation to consider how Gravity was used to deceive the world.   That’s right, Gravity … a mysterious “force” that causes objects to fall and/or sink.  Forget about Density and Buoyancy. These concepts are irrelevant, just like temperature.  Today, gravity is most commonly accepted as a scientific theory that was proven long ago.  It does not matter that we possess the terminology and science to explain this repeatable and observable phenomenon. We have a scientific theory with a catchy name, which is more satisfying.  And since we can drop something and watch it fall, we can convince ourselves that we can predict our theory and prove it as well, no different than the cup of water that I predicted would freeze.

Ladies and gentlemen, Gravity is no more reasonable than Jarvity.  Both are just words used to repackage and resell existing ideas under the guise of scientific theory.  It just so happens that most of the world has been duped by this cheap trick.

Creating the Natural Supernaturally

One of the greatest revelations that we could possibly receive is knowing who Jesus Christ truly is. Over the span of my life, my Christology has shifted quite tremendously over this subject. From Trinity to Oneness, and from Oneness to a One-God believer, it has required me to develop a willingness to unlearn many things. I have had to learn how to shift my theology several times to come to a more complete knowledge of truth. I now stand firm on the revelation that Jesus Christ was a man appointed by God, his Father.

Of all the different dynamics relating to this subject, the one detail that I enjoy discussing the most is the bloodline of the Messiah. When leading the Israelite’s out of Egypt and through the wilderness, God introduced the future Messiah to Moses, referring to him as “a Prophet like you, from among your brethren” (Deut 18:15-18). He revealed to king David that He would raise up one of his descendants to rule over the nations (II Sam 7:12-14). Upon his arrival, men acknowledged Christ to be the Son of God (Matt 16:16-18), the King of Israel (Jn 1:49). On the Day of Pentecost, just after the ascension of Christ, Peter stood in front of Jews from all nations, introducing them to the Messiah.

“Jesus Christ, a man approved of God” (Acts 2:22).

In his epistle to Timothy, the apostle Paul declared Jesus to be, not just the “Mediator between God and men,” but a “man” (I Tim 2:5). This strong emphasis placed on his existence as a man (and not a deity) is the central theme of the Bible. But what I have noticed is that most professing Christians today overlook this detail because they do not understand the central theme of Scripture. In other words, they are familiar with the sub-stories of the Bible, but not the storyline itself.

If I were to tell you the first few pages of the Bible (Genesis chapters 1–11) essentially covers just as many years as the rest of the Bible, most would probably wonder why there is so little text. While many have never given it thought before, it does not take a theology degree to realize that our Bibles are rather silent when it comes to pre-flood history, also known as the antediluvian age. It records the creation account, some genealogy, and suddenly the world becomes corrupt, thus requiring world-wide destruction via the flood.

What if I told you there are other ancient texts that not only fill in the gaps, but they are endorsed by Scripture itself and are in perfect harmony with the biblical text? Without turning this into a debate about whether certain texts should be categorized as “inspired” or not, be reminded that many unfamiliar texts are referenced throughout the Bible. Just because we have 66-book leather-bound collection of texts we call “Scripture” does not mean these are the only texts revealing our history.

It is interesting that Jude, in his tiny letter to the church, quotes the Book of Enoch verbatim (compare Jude 1:14-15 with I Enoch 1:9). As I have studied the Book of Enoch, I have found many key details that align perfectly with the same fragments of history that we read about in the Book of Genesis. Yet Enoch seems to provide that “storyline” previously mentioned. It opens the door to a world that we never knew existed, yet to figures such as Jared, Enoch himself, and Noah, these details would have been commonly understood.

Genesis chapter 6 briefly notates the dreadful event that led to the flood, commonly referred to as the “Incursion,” when the sons of God (angels) united with the daughters of men to produce a hybrid race known as the Nephilim. It is this history that has become lost throughout time. God created man in His own image and called it “good.” But a band of rebellious angels known as the “Watchers” corrupted God’s design to produce hybrids in their own image. While most Christians today are unfamiliar with this term “Nephilim,” many have at least heard about them. But why is their story so significant? What do these Nephilim have to do with knowing the identity of the man Christ Jesus?

I submit that mainstream Christianity has adopted a Nephilim-influenced view of the man Jesus, believing that he is a hybrid, half-deity/half-human. After all, it would only make sense if the enemy could lead God’s people to believe our Messiah is the very thing He despised them for. While the Nephilim chronicles lead into many other areas of study, including mythology, the Tower of Babel, Nimrod, and the elite royal bloodlines, I will do my best to stay on topic. I once heard a man describe the circumstances as a “Cosmic battle of chess.” All throughout the Old Testament, we read about a God who created humankind in His own image, who always provided a plan of redemption for His children, and who made promises to His people and established covenants with them.

The Messiah was the central figure of this story. In the beginning, God created the man Adam with perfect human DNA, a bloodline that was genetically pure. When the Watchers came down and united with women to produce the Nephilim, this act of rebellion corrupted the image in which mankind was made. Their purpose was not only to produce a hybrid race in their own image, the motive was to eradicate humanity altogether, to prevent the Messiah from arriving.

The purpose of the flood was to destroy the Nephilim. Nevertheless, we find that some of these corrupted genes survived the flood, which most identify the wife of Ham (Noah’s son) to be the carrier. Thus, from Ham’s descendants arose the pagan nations from which God commanded His children to avoid. All throughout the Bible, we read about how God preserved this Messianic bloodline. He commanded His people to invade and destroy these corrupted nations. He forbade them from marrying those among the heathens. While most people today cannot make sense of why God ordered these mass genocides, we understand that it was all to protect the Messianic bloodline. When the time was right, God sent forth his Son, born from a woman under the Law (Gal 4:4). Mary
possessed the necessary genes to birth our Messiah. God was the Father, Mary was the mother, and Jesus was the Son of God.

Today it is assumed that God “blended” the supernatural with the natural in the womb of Mary to produce the Messiah. However, we find that it was quite the opposite. Rather, it was a matter of creating the natural in a supernatural way. It was not about producing a hybrid, or a “God-man.” It was about preserving the bloodline that He created in the Garden of Eden. Thus, we understand why Paul compared Jesus to Adam, referring to him as the “Second Adam” (I Cor 15:45).

While most Christians believe God Almighty had to step in to redeem mankind Himself, we find that He needed a “man” to redeem mankind, for it was man that initially compromised everything, as Scripture so clearly teaches (Rom 5:12-15; I cor 15:21-22). This is the central theme of the Bible, that God raised up a genetically pure human under the Law to redeem mankind. Thus, God did not blend the natural with the supernatural to create a hybrid. He simply created the natural supernaturally.