There Is No Greater Mission Field Than Public Schools
So-called Christians no longer adhere to the word of God; they pursue the riches of the world and the likeness of the world. And I argue that nowhere is this more transpicuous than in the two areas I am going to address.
There is no greater mission field today than that found in public schools across this nation.
The first is in biblical outreach ministry, as we were instructed by Christ Himself in Matthew 28:19-20.
There is no greater mission field today than that found in public schools across this nation. The Christian church alone is uniquely positioned to reach out, minister and evangelize this neglected populace.
Christ did not leave the church (i.e., us), here after we were saved to become mirrors of the world. After salvation we are left here to further the work of Kingdom building. But, sadly, many churches are interested in creating themselves into the image of the world not the image of God.
Solid fundamental biblically based private Christian schools have the ability to play a pivotal role in reaching the lost and changing lives. But they cannot do that if they are nothing more than a reflection of the sinful world with a cross on the wall and/or if they do not understand the meaning of ministry.
It is grievous enough that there is a dearth of Christian schools, but I argue it is even more grievous that Christian schools are not making access more affordable. And that is where the rubber meets the road with my second point.
The church and Christendom are trying to store up treasures here on earth instead of in heaven. How many churches do we see today that have large chapels, large parking lots, and a large cross, but with very small biblical outreach ministries? The church is to be about soul-winning, it is to be about preaching the word of God, it is not to be about emulating the sinful world.
Children and their families are thirsting and literally dying for the lack of Christian ministry that would remove them from the cesspool called public schools.
Christendom must make availability to Christian schools both a ministry and affordable. And the two are not remotely mutually exclusive. The problem I see is that many Christian schools are more disposed to being exclusive than they are to being right with God.
I submit that there is no greater wasteland of lost souls crying to be found than in the public school system.
In order to reach this mission field Christians must see Christian schools as a missionary ministry and not a job and/or a conclave of exclusivity.
Christendom must address its desire to mimic the world. God has instructed us to be different and to be known by our fruit. To which I say our “fruit” is to be the fruit of changed lives through the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said: “24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” (See: Matthew 7:24-27; KJV)
My question is what part of the aforementioned that Christ Himself admonished us to do, is the church of today actually doing?
There are churchgoers who call themselves Christians who could write a check to fund ten private Christian schools at a time and they could do it every year for the rest of their lives and not come close to going broke. But these people would rather give their money to Republicans in return for a seat at what amounts to be the Feast of Barmecide.
I stress the point that the church has an obligation before God to reach the spiritually lost for Christ; but the church would rather copy the world, despite its best arguments to the contrary.
When I consider the numbers of children literally dying spiritually, emotionally, and in many cases physically in the quagmires and cesspools of public schools, it both breaks my heart and outrages me. When I assess the difference Christ-centered schools could make in the lives of the parents, families, and neighborhoods of these children I am forced to wonder how God views our neglect.
In the time that remains before the Lord’s return Christendom must be about the Lord’s work and the Lord’s work is not spending tens and hundreds of millions of dollars on trying to change the public schools which are the progeny of Satan. We must come out from among them, be separate and reach the lost for Christ.
It is past time for Christendom to understand that the mission of the Church is not consistent with the mission of the world.
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About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here