Have you ever wondered about the purpose of education? Here is clearly set forth the purpose of true education, in contrast with the false.
“Every human being, created in the image of God, is endowed with a power akin to that of the Creator—individuality, power to think and to do. The men in whom this power is developed are the men who bear responsibilities, who are leaders in enterprise, and who influence character. It is the work of true education to develop this power, to train the youth to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men’s thought.” – Education, 17
The true purpose of education is to create a thinker – to cultivate the talent given each individual by their Creator. While the false plan of education is to create reflectors of other men’s thoughts, God designs that each of His children become true thinkers.
He wants them to be able to make decisions and formulate beliefs based on His word, rather than the opinions of the masses, and then to stand as individuals for those beliefs though the heavens fall.
These are high, broad, and deep concepts of education. They can sound complicated. Are you looking for a simple how-to in educating your child to be a thinker? Are you confused by all the conflicting ideas of education out there and just want to know what will be best for your little ones? You can find answers to your questions and much more helpful info on our blog and in our DVD series, Educating a Thinking Generation