00:00 That’s what people say “What about high school? What about the high school?” I go, today is the day that he has given for us to rejoice and be glad. We live today, today, focus on what he wants to be in parted from this to them today and then if there’s time from the day, you see two formal stuff like language and math to make sure you’re keeping the education going and you’re making being a responsible parent and you’re educating your children. When they go into tertiary life they’re not gonna ask them now, “When you were in grade three, did you do the volcanoes or earthquakes?” They’re not gonna be interested in that, in the adult life. They’re going to say, “Can you do maths? How’s your language? What did you learn in science?”
00:50 Well, the thing I know in science is God is the greatest creator of all and He is the greatest scientist of all. I’m never ever going to attain or know what He knows. But I have studied and I have explored sciences to find out more about my creator and these are the things that I have studied. Exploring creation with chemistry and physics, absolutely phenomenal what God taught me in this. That’s what it’s about. Not, I’ve got a grade, I’ve got a grade whatever, 70% in chemistry, so what? I’m sorry, I’m not belittling anybody who’s got a high chemistry degree in this room. But if that person’s got a chemistry degree and they a pharmacist or whatever but they don’t know God. That’s what we are here for. We are here to say that God needs them, everybody to know Him. That’s more important to Him than their degrees.
01:55 Other interesting fact, go do the statistics if you like, but the degrees often are not used in life. So the parents have afforded these three years, four years at university and the student decide to do something else. The percentage of that is pretty alarming, that’s the one thing. The other fact is they are now interviewing people and doing character analysis with them to decide if they want to employ them and they say, “Oh, but I’ve got this paper and this paper, and then we don’t understand your papers. Could you come over here? Please turn our personal coach analysis character person, blah, blah, blah. They’re gonna interview you. No, no, no, no, okay we’ll take this guy. What papers does he have? None. Who taught him? His mom.” That’s a fact. That’s happening. Companies are doing that now. Who taught him? His dad. Even better.
03:06 I was speaking to one of the moms on here and she was concerned about the fact that she might have left it too late to be considering home educating ’cause your children are already past the little ones. And I said to her the following, I feel to share with you that parents that are pulling their children out of school when their children are 10 and 12 and then they’re starting this home schooling which is the in-school in time which a lot are doing and others that are following their learning lifestyle, either way the children are at home. There’s a lot of time now for them to restore and redeem those years of maybe a lot of input that their parents didn’t think should be the answer, they’re doing the clean up, spring clean and then they start putting in the new.
03:56 And there’s a transformation that takes place. So it’s almost like those beginner years weren’t really noticed at the end of the story. There wasn’t noticed that they weren’t actually home educated from the beginning ’cause God is a God, He’s a redeemer and those years get given back and so on and so forth. But I’ve got something now to tell you, and that is a lot of families might be home educating from baby birth to 12 or 13 and then they start thinking high school and they start thinking, “Well what about high school? They must go to high school. No, because when they’re in high school, they’re going to get prepared for life and they’ve gotta learn about the more formal studies and I can’t actually do that because I’m not educated that for or that I’m nervous about that.”
04:40 So the parents go, all those years, 12 years of putting in a good foundation and then they hand them over to the systems of the world. And I want to tell you now then I don’t think there’s going to be a home educator alive that’s not gonna agree with me that have got adult children that have been home educated. That young adult years are by far the most important when it comes to what we’re talking about here today. So if there’s a tutor or a play group or they were in school for the first three years and all the ways of their… That is not as noticeable when the parent takes hold of the whole responsibility and starts with. That is not as noticeable that they didn’t do their… To those when they didn’t do it in the last three years, that is more noticeable. And the reason is this, as those young adult years are you’ve got your son and your daughter’s attention, they’re thinking on a mature level, you’ve got time to input into their lives the purity and the goodness and the father heart, and the father inputting and going and having meetings with this young adult and taking them out for coffee, and all of this is now on a completely different level to raising little children and sorting out the scrabbles and seeing to it that they maths and language is done and everything else.
05:57 That is the most vital and most precious time, and if you think of Bible times and if you think of times gone by as in apprenticeships, and the father training his son. When he’s thirteen he comes into the family business. Remember those days? Well, not remember them ’cause we weren’t raised like that ourselves in the more modern world. But just think about that model, and isn’t that model a model that is closer to the model of Christ?