“Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.
—Northwest Ordinance, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1787
Every day, millions of America’s children and teens walk out their front door and into a school environment that is supposed to prepare them for life. From an academic standpoint, the debate has raged for decades as to how successful our schools are at putting out graduates who are prepared for the college and job market into which they are thrust.
The word “Christmas” begins with the name “Christ” for a reason: it is a celebration of the day Christ came to earth—a celebration of His birth and His willingness, as Philippians 2:7 says, to take upon himself the form of a servant to be made in the likeness of men. Yet, in our increasingly hostile society, the name “Jesus” or “Jesus Christ” is offensive.
God commands that we share it. Lost people desperately need to hear it.
Sharing the Gospel person-to-person was God’s original plan for how the world would know about the salvation available through Jesus Christ. Yet, sadly, and tragically, many Christians have abandoned this responsibility entirely . . .