Our family began homeschooling at a time when we didn’t know anybody around who was doing it. In fact, they only knew of two speakers even talking about it, and we only knew of one curriculum. So, we used it.
Later, we joined another program and were much happier with its format. But they never addressed origins science at all. We just looked at awesome design in nature and studied the Bible.
Turns out my brother had gotten hold of a popular level science magazine in high school, read about some cool organisms along with a big dose of evolutionary assumptions, and believed it. He’s never looked back.
There are a few things we’ve learned as the first generation of modern homeschoolers has moved into adulthood. One of the big areas is that surrounding kids with only good things isn’t good enough. Sooner or later, they are going to hear the world’s ideas and will need prepared minds and hearts to deal with them. In other words, we need to teach them evolution so well they can see its fatal flaws.
But, evolutionary thinking is taught by people with Ph.Ds. How are ordinary parents and kids to deal with it?
The truth is, the basics are easy enough for the average 10 year old to understand. Interacting with the scientific world has helped me see the main pillars of evolutionary thinking. Once you learn them, you might start to notice popular materials, especially for children, rarely mention them. Why?
Because if our kids are aware of and understand what the real world evidence is for these ideas, they aren’t likely to buy it. In fact, with all the interactions I’ve had with evolutionists, I’ve rarely run into someone who can describe these pillars accurately. They don’t even know what their belief rests on.
Let’s have a look.
All evolutionary concepts rest on:
The idea of *deep time*, using these evidences:
And, the idea that huge lengths of time make these things possible:
Right now, I’ve got six young children in my home. None of them have been tested in the “real world”. Do I think they are bound to give their minds and lives to God wholeheartedly? I know better than that. But these are the ideas that have led many people back to their Creator God. They will allow my children to make life decisions with the tools they need to choose for themselves whom they will serve.
Prayer will always be the number one requirement for surviving parenthood!
Cheri Fields is a homeschooling minister’s wife and mother of six. Her passion is to help the next generation hear the truth about Jesus their Creator and Savior before sin and the world pull them in. She blogs at Creation Science 4 Kids. You can also follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google +.
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