Your Child Should Learn about Human Sexuality before That Special Science Class

Josh Buice

God has designed sex and human reproduction for His glory.  When the marriage bed is held in honor, it brings glory to God.  However, from the very beginning the devil has attacked marriage, the family, and human sexuality.  Today’s sexual politics are fueled by the sexual revolution that comes in the wake of a long feminist movement that has changed the way we as Americans (and the world) views sex.  Therefore, it’s essential for your child to learn about sex and human reproduction from a proper lens.  That means, your child needs to learn these important lessons before arriving in that special science class.

Teaching Human Sexuality at Home

God has designed a classroom for sex education and it’s the home (Deut. 6; Prov. 6; Gen. 1-3).  Parents should properly instruct their children on these important subjects long before they arrive in a classroom at the local school.  Those who homeschool have a distinct advantage here because there will never be a deviation in the worldview that’s being taught.  Those families who have their children in the public school settings will need to work overtime to make sure that a proper worldview on human sexuality is being taught and reinforced in the home—from a biblical foundation.

In 2016, California became the first state to add the LGBT agenda into the public school curriculum. After the new law passed and the new framework was adopted into the school system, it was highly praised by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson who called it “a big win.”  He stated the following:

This document will improve the teaching and learning of history and social science. It will give our students access to the latest historical research and help them learn about the diversity of our state and the contributions of people and groups who may not have received the appropriate recognition in the past. [1]

This change of public school teaching policy and curriculum revision means that children as early as eight years of age will be taught that some families have two moms or two dads. In the fourth grade, students will learn about Harvey Milk, “a New Yorker who was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 as California’s first openly gay public official.” In the new framework of the California public schools, Chapter 5, “People Who Make a Difference,” states:

In Standard 2.1, students develop a beginning sense of history through the study of the family, a topic that is understandable and interesting to them…Through studying the stories of a very diverse collection of families, such as immigrant families, families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parents and their children, families of color, step- and blended families, families headed by single parents, extended families…families with disabled members, families from different religious traditions, and adoptive families, students can both locate themselves and their own families in history and learn about the lives and historical struggles of their peers. In developing these activities, teachers should not assume any particular family structure and ask questions in a way that will easily include children from diverse family backgrounds. They need be sensitive to family diversity and privacy, and to protect the wishes of students and parents who prefer not to participate. [2]

While the California public school system recognizes the fact that second grade students have a worldview that’s being shaped, it’s their agenda to shape their worldview to paint a normal understanding of LGBT marriage—on the same level as an adoptive family structure. You can be sure that all other states will follow in the footsteps of California in their public school curriculum policies in the near future.

As I was reviewing the current sex education policies in my own hometown recently, I discovered that they begin introducing the subject of homosexuality and bisexual practices as early as the 5th grade and then reinforce it in the following years.  The ancient agenda of the devil is to normalize sin and then once the society has bought the lie, the agenda increases with rapid intensity.  That happened with abortion, divorce, and now it’s happening with perversions and social experiments with human sexuality.  Parents must be faithfully teaching their children at home.

Teaching Human Sexuality in the Church

If the full counsel of God is being taught in the local church, human sexuality and reproduction will be expounded in the preaching.  From the very beginning of the Scriptures, we find the command of God to Adam and Eve to, “Be fruitful and multiply” (Gen. 1:28).  If the pastor is not preaching through an allegorical interpretative lens, when he preaches through Song of Solomon, he will need to explain the botanical metaphor of the lily of the valley in Song of Solomon 2:1—and we can be sure that it’s not a reference to Jesus’ love for the church.

All through the Bible, we see references to sexual immorality, sexual sin, and perversion of God’s design for human sexuality (1 Cor. 6:9; 1 Tim. 1:10; 2 Cor. 12:21; Eph. 5:3; Gal. 5:19; Heb. 13:4; 1 Cor. 6:9; Matt. 5:28; Mark 7:22; 1 Thess. 4:3-5; 1 Cor. 6:13-20; Heb. 11:31; Prov. 6:20-35; Lev. 19:29; Judges 16:1; and many more).  How many times have you heard teachers skirt around the seventh commandment when teaching children about adultery?  The point is, teaching and preaching on human sexuality in the presence of children can be intimidating for a pastor, but it’s the calling of a faithful pastor to preach the truth of God’s Word.

What better place to hear about human sexuality and God’s design for reproduction than from an open Bible in the pulpit of the local church?  The moment that the science classroom transcends the pulpit, the devil wins another battle in this war on human sexuality.  The worldview of the science classroom will be different than the worldview of the pulpit of the local church—or at least it should be.

Make sure you’re actively and faithfully developing your child’s biblical worldview in the home on the subject of human sexuality.

Make sure you have your family in a faithful Bible preaching church where the subject of human sexuality will be faithfully preached on a regular basis from God’s sufficient Word.

  1. “California’s students will soon learn more LGBT history in schools” of the Los Angles Times, published on July 14<span style=”font-size: 11.6667px;”>th</span>, 2016.
  2. See the 2016 History-Social Science Framework of the State Board of Education of California adopted on July 14, 2016—Chapter 5, “People Who Make a Difference.” – [accessed 4-13-17].
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Josh Buice

Pastor Pray's Mill Baptist Church

Josh Buice is the founder and president of G3 Ministries and serves as the pastor of Pray's Mill Baptist Church on the westside of Atlanta. He is married to Kari and they have four children, Karis, John Mark, Kalli, and Judson. Additionally, he serves as Assistant Professor of Preaching at Grace Bible Theological Seminary. He enjoys theology, preaching, church history, and has a firm commitment to the local church. He also enjoys many sports and the outdoors, including long distance running and high country hunting. He has been writing on Delivered by Grace since he was in seminary and it has expanded with a large readership through the years.