Much emphasis is placed on education, yet, many are concerned how the USA has lost the edge in world education. Since there is a general agreement regarding the importance of education, let us go beyond and look at America’s fundamental root problem. Is it possible to comprehend the root of America’s educational foundation without seriously looking into her origins before it became a nation? The answer is no. We must look to her past and compare it to the present so we know what the future holds for America.
Between 1560 and 1599, The Geneva Bible was providentially unleashed upon a dark, discouraged, downtrodden English speaking world. Just when it looked as if the Machiavellian, Divine Right kings, such as the Tudors of England, were about to drive Christendom back to the days of Caesar worship, a Bible appeared that set the stage for a Christian Reformation of life and culture the likes of which the world had never seen. By the time of the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, just 28 years after the first printing of the Geneva Bible, it was already being said of the English that they were becoming a “people of the Book.” The results of a people reading and obeying the Word of God were the explosion of faith, character, the first missionary movement in history, literature, economic blessing, and political and religious freedom.