Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Thursday, April 16, 2020

Theme: CHRISTIANITY AND SECULAR EDUCATION

Text: “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” –  1 Corinthians 15:33.

Comment:  It does not need much comment for one to know that secular education is embedded with evils such as are capable of drifting one away from the Christian Faith – the way of salvation in God’s Kingdom.  Christian students must be made to realize the spiritual dangers with which they are faced in the course of their academic pursuits.  In order that they may stand on the vantage ground of Truth, and to avoid being turned about by false arguments and unholy ideas of irrational intellectuals, a firm attitude based on faith is required.

No one can gainsay the fact that there is much in academic education that conflicts with Christian principles and beliefs, including the teaching of evolution.  There are available records of some scholars who, in the course of their academic pursuits, stopped believing in God.  The warning of St. Paul against godless science contained in his epistle to his spiritual son, Timothy should serve as a guide to true Christians.  He stated: “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:  Which some professing have erred concerning the faith.” – 1 Timothy 6:20,21;  see also Colossians 2:8.