Spurgeon Cautions Against An “Eloquent” Education

Parents sin in the same way when they omit religion from the education of their children. Perhaps the thought is that their children cannot be converted while they are children, and so it is of small consequence where they go to school in their tender years. Not so!

Many parents even forget this when their girls and boys are ending their school days. They send them away to the Continent, to places foul with every moral and spiritual danger, with the idea that there they can complete an elegant education. In how many cases I have seen that education completed, and it has produced young men who are fast-paced profligates, and young women who are mere flirts. “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). [1]


[1] Spurgeon, R. C. H. (2000). SpiritualParenting (electronic Ed.) (15–16). Escondido, California: Ephesians Four Group.

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