Malachi 2:12 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.
This is one of only 2 places where the word "scholar" is mentioned in the Bible, the other being 1 Chronicles 25:8 (in reference to the 24 courses/orders of the Levites devised by king David). Obviously, the reference here is not a positive one. The book of Malachi is a burning rebuke to the nation of Israel and its leadership, which had fallen into the same "treacherous dealings" that caused them to spend 70 years in Babylonian captivity. Here in 2:12, the scholars are singled out for God's judgment.
Now, it is un-debatable that the nation in which we live worships the false god of education. So taking off from this mention of the scholar in Malachi 2:12, let's consider some NT passages that deal with the dangers of education.
Romans 1:20-22 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Starting in the earliest grades, the school system of this supposed "Christian nation" will attempt to educate you out of an inherent belief in the God of creation. Despite the lack of any truly scientific evidence, the theory of evolution is pushed and promoted in the science classrooms to the point where people accept it as proven fact. Having denied the God who created them for His pleasure (Revelation 4:11), they become fools (Psalm 14:1; 53:1).
Christian, if you're in one of these science classrooms where this evolution business is advanced, politely and respectfully encourage your teacher and the class to be broad minded and consider other alternative THEORIES of origin.
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Colossians 2:8-10 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
A heady, high-minded philosopher was lecturing his class on "relativity" and declared, "There is no absolute truth." A student calmly raised his hand and asked, "Are you absolutely sure?" Fact is, there is absolute truth, and God has revealed it in the pages of the Holy Bible (John 17:17). Don't let anybody talk you out of that belief.
1 Timothy 6:20-21 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
Many throughout the years have contended that the Bible isn't to be trusted because it is not scientifically accurate in one way or another. However, the truth of the matter is quite to the contrary. Modern science has done nothing more than provide support for our belief that the scriptures are inspired by Almighty God.
Now, don't get me wrong. Education is important. The proper attitude of a Christian toward education is well summarized in Colossians 3:23-24 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
Young men, you need to apply yourself to learning so that you can read and understand the Bible and one day you can provide for your family and send missionaries around the world and a be a successful and productive Christian citizen. Young ladies, you ought to apply yourself to learning so that you can and understand the Bible, and teach your children everything they need to know to be successful and productive Christian citizens, and take care of yourself if anything ever happens to your husband, or if God has other plans for your future.
But beware of any teacher, any class, or any theory that would deny or dilute the truth you have been taught concerning the God of creation and the absolute truth and authority of His word.