Christian education in schools


I WRITE to express my view on a statement made by the education minister in The National on July 6.
He suggested that Christian principles and values be taught in schools from next year to promote good role modelling and productive and meaningful citizenship.
I agree with that policy because it will help shape and mold our students, give them good moral values and help them become good citizens.
While in our ordinary lives we lay claim to the fact that we are Christians, we have done little to prove it.
There are many churches in the country but we still struggle to know God.
The word Bible stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. It is life’s manual.
God created us (Genesis 2:7) and gave us the Bible as our manual so that when anything goes wrong we can refer to the Bible to find a way of fixing the problem.
Many people are saying that PNG will not change because of our attitude.
Having an attitude problem affects everything else.
So what is the best remedy for people to change their mind? When attitude is a problem the Bible shows us how to fix it.
Let’s make our children God-fearing for when they know God they will come to realise what is right.
We are grumbling too much that our Government is crooked and our leaders are corrupt. If that is the case then we should teach our children the Bible so they can grow up and be different.
Students should be educated both mentally and spiritually and be instilled with good virtues and character. The book of Proverbs, 22:6, says that we should “train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”.
First we educate children to know God and everything else will fall into place.

Waman Ferguson Jay Tokau

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