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And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt
teach them diligently unto thy children (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture
and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will
open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and
known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children,
shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his
wonderful works that he hath done. (Psalms 78:1-4)
The first school founded was Harvard in 1636. Harvard was just as much founded on
biblical principal as the home schools. The official motto of Harvard was For Christ and the
Church. It cannot be debated that Harvards main purpose for each student was to know God,
Jesus Christ, and the Holy Scriptures; this is seen in Harvards required standard:
Let every scholar be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider
well, the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ, which
is eternal life, John 17:3, therefore, to lay Christ at the bottom as the only
foundation of all sound knowledge and learning, everyone shall so exercise
himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day, that he shall be ready to give such
an account of his proficiency therein...
By todays standards the students had amazingly rigorous requirements; they were
required to be fluent in Greek, Latin and English. The freshman project at Harvard, Princeton,
and Yale was to take a copy of the Greek New Testament and translate it into English in the
students own hand writing. Many other colleges such as William and Mary, Rutgers and
Columbia had similar Christian standards. Of the first 126 colleges in America, 123 were formed
on Christian principals.
In 1647 the first mandatory education bill was drafted. The purpose of this law was to
insure that Americas children had the ability to read the Holy Scriptures and acquire the
knowledge and wisdom therein. This law lasted for 315 years until in 1963 scriptures were
removed from the schools.
Early textbooks taught biblical principals and referenced scripture. Websters Dictionary
was full of biblical references; it was so successful it sold 24 million copies in less than 20 years.
McGuffy Readers were also extremely biblically based and extremely successful.
The earlier editions of the McGuffey (Eclectic) readers were distinctly Christian. The
later ones were moralistic, with a Christian morality at base For many decades, these provided
the backbone of grammar school education for this country. (Dr. D. James Kennedy, What If
Jesus Had Never Been Born? p. 49)
Originally authored in 1836, they lasted 126 years with the
last printing in 1962, just before the Bible was cast out of the schools. In the first 75 years alone,
the series sold 122 million copies.