Comparison of Worldviews: Noah Webster vs. John Dewey

Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian Education & Scholarship, believed strongly that the religion of Christ is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. God used Noah Webster to build the solid foundation of Christian education and scholarship in America, which can only be founded on the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God.

Fast forward nearly 100 years to meet John Dewey, the Father of Modern American “Progressive” Education. Dewey was an atheist, a humanist, and possibly more than anyone else laid the foundations of the current public school system that is destroying the foundations of our Christian heritage and the lives of millions of children. The state education system that indoctrinates millions of young minds and hearts every day into atheism, humanism, evolution, moral relevance, sexual immorality, and socialism – is the bad & rotten fruit of Mr. John Dewey. This anti-Christian and ungodly pagan indoctrination in the public schools is the root cause of the decline of Christianity and morality in America. If you think about it, the founder of today’s public schools, John Dewey, believed and taught and built state education on many lies, two of which are: there is no God and there is no soul.

Naturally, any educational system built on these two lies, along with a multitude of other lies, deceptions, and errors, would produce “bad” fruit – fruit that would poison the minds and hearts of numerous generations against God, against truth, against the Bible and the principles of the Kingdom of God, against morality, against the family and marriage. Jesus warned us to “beware” of such false prophets and false teachers who would come to us as sheep but who are inwardly ravenous wolves seek to deceive and destroy many. His advice to us, in fact, his commandment to every Christian, is to “beware” of them, to evaluate and judge them by their fruit, and if their fruit is bad, to not eat of its fruit. Such trees are good for nothing and should be cut down and thrown into the fire. Please read Matthew 7:13-20 and you will see that Jesus commands his disciples to enter by the narrow gate, for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. But small is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life, and few are those who find it. We must choose today whom we will serve. We must choose the philosophy of education laid down by Jesus and the apostles and developed in America through Noah Webster – OR we passively do nothing and continue to be poisoned and deceived by chief false teacher, John Dewey, and his followers. The choice is ours, and the truth is, God will hold each parent responsible for what they do and do not do to educate their children for Christ.

What Is More Important Than Educating Our Children for God?

As parents who have been given the stewardship of our children by God, what could possibly be more important than doing our heavenly Father’s will and educating His children for Christ? R.L. Dabney was the premier theologian of the South during the Civil War era. He clearly saw the absolute necessity of bringing up our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord according to Ephesians 6:4. I pray that Christian parents all over the world would understand God’s clear will for the education of their children, and that they would rise up and diligently apply themselves to this “most important business done on earth.” I encourage you to meditate upon Psalm 78:1-11, especially verses 4-7.

Educate our Children for Christ – Not for the State

As Christian parents entrusted by God with the education of our children for Christ, we must do all we can to avoid getting entrapped by this major underpinning of a socialist, ungodly, controlled society – the public school system. If we truly value our freedom in Christ, and if we truly want to be and remain a free people in Christ under God, then we must forever reject submitting to the welfare system known today as “public education.”

Let us each devote ourselves to doing what Jesus has commanded us to do, which is to make disciples of our own children first, teaching them to observe all that He has commanded us, and to raise our children in the fear of the Lord and in His spiritual admonition. Let us learn how to educate our children for Christ according to God’s clear educational mandate in: Deuteronomy 6:4-7,  Matthew 28:19-20, Ephesians 6:4, and Psalm 78:4-7. Meditate upon these Scriptures until they get deep down in your heart and then ask the Father to help you implement them by the power of His Spirit of Truth.

Motto:  Parents, teachers, & grandparents passing the torch of faith to future generations.