classical education and humanism, part one
Although the humanists rejected God and Christianity, classical studies do not necessitate such rejection. The greatest great book of the ancient world is the Holy Bible, and it must be the backbone of all your studies. You and the children need to be more grounded in the Word than in any other book. The other classics can be studied as well, but ONLY if the Word of God is the base and backbone of all you learn:
“Oh how I love Thy law!
It is my meditation all the day.
Thou through Thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies:
For they are ever with me.
I have more understanding than all my teachers:
For Thy testimonies are my meditation.
I understand more than the ancients,
Because I keep Thy precepts.
I have refrained my feet from every evil way,
That I might keep Thy word.
I have not departed from Thy judgments:
For Thou Thyself hast taught me.
How sweet are Thy words unto my taste!
Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Through Thy precepts I get understanding:
Therefore I hate every false way.”
Psa 119:97-104 (emphasis added)
Notice that someone will have more understanding than all his teachers and all the ancients if God’s testimonies are his daily meditation, and also if God’s precepts are obeyed. We cannot make the same mistake as the 15th century Church, by giving lip service to God’s Word and then living for our own passions.
When the Lord Himself is teaching you and the children, He will guide you into all truth, and you will hate every false way. Intimate knowledge of God’s Word, and love for Him and fear of Him, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. What you then read in any other book, what is true in it will be apparent to you, as well as what is false.
Keep singing the refrain, Christine!
We so need to hear it–for from Him and to Him and through Him are all things!
I'm not sure what you call it, but your writing is hard (for me at least) to read. I encountered this same problem on another blog a few months ago and the writer wasn't aware of it but when someone else pointed it out she changed something and now her writing is perfectly clear. Yours has alot of marks and things-can't exactly describe it as you probably don't see it from your end. It's VERY distracting though and really takes away from what you're trying to say.
I wonder if you can poke around and fix whatever it is on your end?
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This kind of thing comes up all the time.
I got this from the "letting go, letting God" post.
When I was showing the pictures of Zane to my Mom on her computer, I noticed all the extra gunk. She has AOL for a browser. It doesn't show up on my computer, but I went in on this post and cleaned up as much code as I could; can you still see it? Also I should make a note, the blog is still in beta testing, but AOL users should be able to see the blog like everyone else. Thanks so much for alerting me to the problem.
Okay, I think I have got the code fixed from the most recent post through June 2 or 3. I will work on the oldest ones tomorrow. Please let me know if the problem has been solved. I should have said in my earlier comment, that not only is the blog still under beta testing, but I as a blogger am still under beta testing as well, LOL! I figured out something I was doing that was gunking up the code. So I won't do that anymore!