Friday, May 28th, 2010
"Remember, now, your Grand Creator in the days of your young manhood." (Ecclesiastes 12:1)
We want our children to be well-educated so that they can make their way in life. Even more important, a well-educated Christian is better able to read the Bible with understanding, reason on problems and come to sound conclusions, and teach Bible truths in a clear and persuasive way. Getting a good education takes time, but it is time well spent. What, though, of higher education, received in a college or a university? Many who pursue such education end up with their minds filled with harmful propaganda. Such education wastes valuable youthful years that could best be used in Jehovah's service. Perhaps it is not surprising that in lands where many have received such an education, belief in God is at an all-time low. Rather than looking to the advanced educational systems of this world for security, a Christian trusts in Jehovah.—Proverbs 3:5.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 1:9, 10)
It's interesting how there's alot more Christian religions saying the same thing now in regards to higher education, and they're starting to publicly voice their concerns about it. (not just parents, but college-age kids too)
Which, in a way, demonstrates that this is not a concern unique to Jehovah's Witnesses, or because JW parents don't value education and only want their kids to stay focused on having a full-time share in the ministry...that obviously isn't the case, because the majority of college-age Christians belong to denominations that don't even engage in the full-time ministry work, so it's obviously the learning environment itself and what's being taught by college professors, which is causing concern.