Only take heed to thyself. and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons.
- Deuteronomy 4:9
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
- Deuteronomy 6:6-9
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.
- Isaiah 28:9-10
Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
- Joel 1:3
Pedagogy - The function, work, and art of teaching
THE NECESSITY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PROCLAIMED IN SCRIPTURE
Reason - It Is Necessary Because:
1. It is God's command
For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:
That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.
- Psalm 78:5-7
2. It is the responsibility of parents
Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
- Deuteronomy 11:18-21
3. It must teach the truth
For the Word of the LORD is right; and all His works are done in truth.
- Psalm 33:4
4. It must teach wisdom
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
- Proverbs 9:10
5. Its prime concern must be its students' spiritual needs
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
- Mark 8:36
6. Its curriculum must be built upon God's Word
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
- I Corinthians 10:31
7. Its pedagogy must be based on God's Word
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
- Ephesians 6:4
8. It must plead upon God's promise and pray for His blessing
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.