Education Is The Opiate Of The People

“For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will thwart the cleverness of the intelligent.” Where is the wise man? Where is the expert in the Mosaic law? Where is the debater of this age? Has God not made the wisdom of the world foolish? For since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe by the foolishness of preaching.” 1 Corinthians 1:18-21 NET


People everywhere place extraordinaire value on intelligence. Education is the opiate of the people to counter Marx. The poor are especially prone to pursue education above everything else seeing it as their way of escape. The rich send their children to the ‘best’ schools so that they get the ‘best’ education. God will destroy the wisdom of the wise. The wisdom of the world does not know God. The fool says in his heart, there is no God. Our universities are saturated with fools downloading their foolishness into the hearts and minds of our children creating moral failure and societal chaos. We see the effects of our push towards higher education but we fail to hold it accountable for causing our problems. So we should be an ignorant people? Of course not. Wisdom begins with acknowledging God and proceeds by obeying His commands. True knowledge begins with knowing God and the more we know Him proven by obeying Him the wiser we become. Our education should reinforce God’s word not contradict it. Our history, science, psychology, sociology, and economics should all reinforce the truths found in God’s word. The Bible is not a text book for schooling but is a textbook for our lives in how to live before God and with one another in peace, joy, and love. All of these subjects reinforce the truth of God’s word when seriously and honestly studied. Evolution has been shown to be false in biology, geology, chemistry, and astronomy by those who are honest yet we continue to promote it as truth to our children in every public education system. Our need is to seek God, to love Him with all of our mind, to have faith in Him that He is indeed True and that His word is true that sanctifies us making us a holy people. God or education? It is difficult to pursue both and not love one more than the other.

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