According to the Bible, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). True education must start with an acknowledgement of the one true God. This applies across the curriculum, not just in RE. Jesus Christ commanded Christians to “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15). In the past Christians have seen education as part of fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission.

Secularism is not neutral. It is hostile to Christian beliefs and cannot provide a neutral basis for education. In 1944 when the Education Act was passed state ‘county’ schools were assumed to be non-denominational but Christian. This assumption was widely accepted until the late 1970s.

The Bible provides God-given moral absolutes for personal and social conduct. All children should be given the opportunity to examine the teaching of the Bible.


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