On a recent episode of “Relatable,” BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey had a powerful message for Christian teachers who are working in public schools.
“I am so thankful for Christian teachers who are in public schools,” Allie began. “I say that a lot, and still sometimes I get messages saying that I have like demonized public school teachers, which is not true at all.”
“You are light in the darkness. Unfortunately, you are kind of bound to the curriculum that you have to teach. You are kind of bound to the secular anti-God worldview of public education, which is anti-Christian by law. So, that is difficult, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t make a difference,” she added.
Allie encouraged Christian teachers to always show students kindness — because “you might be the only source of kindness and stability that some of these kids ever see” — and to be a source of truth no matter how difficult that might become.
“You are bound to something that’s higher than your curriculum, that’s higher than the school board, that’s higher than your administration, that’s higher than the teachers’ unions — and that is to the law of God,” Allie stated.
“You are obligated to follow God’s truth first and foremost. And so, that means that if you are told that you have to teach that there is no God, if you have to teach that America has exclusively been a place of oppression — that white kids are oppressors because of their skin color, black and brown kids are oppressed because of their skin color — if you have to teach that girls can be boys and boys can be girls, you are obligated not to do that. And I understand that there is risk that comes with that. There’s a cost that comes with that. That it’s easier said than done. Absolutely. But that is the cost of being a Christian in an anti-Christian world,” she continued.
“The least that we can do, and have to do, as Christians is not to lie in a culture that is so inundated with and characterized by lies. So, you be a beacon of truth in every possible way that you can, and I promise God will use you to glorify him. And that’s what we’re all trying to do.”
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