The Biblical Theory of Christian Education

1.   Firstly then, let us take a comprehensive look at the definition of Christian Education.

The word “education” is initially derived from the Latin educare, meaning “to educate” or “to train”.  This Latin word in its turn is probably still more remotely derived from two other Latin words, e and duco.   Taken together, these words mean: “I lead out of.”

“Education”, therefore, means a “leading out” – leading something out of a person.   It is, for this reason, the process of encouraging the development of God-given inherent gifts and the knowledge — which the Lord has given to each person, and especially to each child.