VIII. Curriculum

June 17, 2006 at 2:51 am Leave a comment

I used the two main groups as outlined in the Heart of Wisdom book. Then I looked at the “Encyclopedia of Bible Truths” by Ruth Haycock. This book is over 400 pages documenting what scripture says about what we usually consider to be school subjects. It is a much more exhaustive list, one I will not even try to duplicate! I just wanted a general idea of those things which scripture says we should study. If I want more, I will just use this book and my Bible. I suggest this to you as well! (Note: I guess the book has been revised and is now in 4 volumes, mine is one volume, but out of print)

Here is the last section of my Philosophy of Education
VIII. Curriculum
From the purposes we gather that we need to study:
A. God’s Word
In order to correctly handle and know the Word of God and in order to become a disciple of Christ a student must study God’s Word.

Joshua 1:8 (KJV) This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

A study of God’s word would also include the following things:
God has declared his thoughts to us through Scripture and he desires us to read and understand.

Amos 4:13 (KJV) For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Nehemiah 8:8 (KJV) So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

God commanded some to record history, prophesies, laws, and standards.
Isaiah 30:8 (KJV) Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:Deuteronomy 27:3 (KJV) And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee.

Habakkuk 2:2 (KJV) And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Romans 15:4 (KJV) For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

We are to speak the truth and edify others with our words.
Ephesians 4:25, 29 (KJV) 25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

B. God’s World
In order for a student to be equipped for their future station and ministry and in order to have dominion over the earth a student must study God’s World.

Studying God’s world should include the following: (not an exhaustive list)
History is to be recorded and shared with future generations.
Exodus 17:14 (KJV) And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.Psalms 78:4 (KJV) We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

In order to take care of God’s creation we need to learn about the earth. (geography)
Genesis 2:15 (KJV) And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.Psalms 8:6 (KJV) Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

A student should study Science, the details of creation, in order to learn and know God.
Job 12:7-8 (KJV) 7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: 8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.Romans 1:20 (KJV) 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:

Through the study of math, we learn about the precise, unchanging God we serve.
Psalms 19:1 (KJV) The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Genesis 7-8 God gave Noah the measurements and details for the building of the ark.
Exodus 25-27 God gave the specifics for the tabernacle.

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Psalm 78:4

We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.

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