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Objection - If all Christians take their kids out of government school then their will be no Christian influence left in the government schools. Who is going to witness to the unsaved kids in the government schools?
Answer - Children are generally not mature enough to act as missionaries. We don't send physically immature people into a war situation. Neither should we send children into a spiritual warfare situation for which they are not prepared. It is typically the Christian child that gets influenced by the other children rather than the other way around.
Also, consider that many of the home schooled children may not yet be saved -- do we send the lost to teach the lost?? Also, we as adults must really struggle to be a witness in job situations with lost bosses and co-workers. Many Christians work hard for weeks or months to get the courage to say something to one co-worker -- Is this a job for children who are new converts?
Objection - You are brainwashing those kids with all that religious nonsense! Homeschooling is the Devil's tool to tear down churches and Christian schools. You are not supporting the ministry and are hurting the cause of Christ.
Answer - Some objections to home schooling are reasonable questions. Others, like these two, are simply an insulting attempt to manipulate people into doing what the other person wants. Such a person fits the description in Proverbs of a fool. In that case, it is best to take the advice of Proverbs 26:4, which says "Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself."