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God's Law Versus Humanistic Law

Law and education are appropriate topics to discuss together, whether you speak of Law as Divine will, or theologically, as an expression of God’s righteous nature that He created man to image. Law is about authority, and education is inescapably authoritarian. It takes two for education to take place, a teacher and a pupil, a master and a disciple, a mentor and the mentored.

This is not to say that learning cannot take place on one’s own or among peers, or that knowledge is only acquired from a teacher. Our own experience and mountains of educational research can demonstrate that knowledge can be obtained through less directed methods. But even here, all truth is revelational in character, and apart from the sovereign God who makes Himself and His creation known to man, without him, The Teacher, no knowledge is possible.