Faith - the Foundation in all Education
Are your kids being taught a certain faith in school? If you attend a public school you would be outraged to hear the reply, "Yes, most certainly." We want facts, not faith taught in public schools. Faith should be left to the church and facts should be left to the schools. However, is that really what is happening?
Often times when we discuss creation we think of faith. But many of us, when we turn to science, think of facts. Atheist and biologist Richard Dawkins is famous for saying that while it would seem as if everything has a design, it is only an appearance. That is why it was interesting for me to read this quote about the origins of life from the Encyclopedia Britannica:
"Although it may never be possible to determine experimentally how life originated or whether it originated only once or more than once, it would now seem—on the basis of the ubiquitous genetic code found in all living organisms on Earth—that life appeared only once and that all the diverse forms of plants and animals evolved from this primitive creation."
If I were writing a science textbook I would say the same, with the same facts of science to support me, "it would now seem - on the basis of the ubiquitous genetic code found in all living organisms on Earth - that life appeared once and that all the diverse forms of plants and animals came from one designer, God."
But here is where we can go one step further from the guesses of public education. We have the only true empirical scientist's notes already recorded clearly for us in the most accessible document known to mankind. Because of the Bible we can say with much more confidence than the secular scientist, "It is possible to determine how life originated, because we have a faithful historical witness - and he is not silent on the matter." By trusting the Bible, we are able to see much more clearly into the facts of science.
I, for one, want to entrust my children to those teaching the right kind of faith - the faith based most firmly on knowledge, not on guesses.