In discussions about the Exodus Mandate, various Christian leaders often say that Christian people are not yet ready for such a drastic step and that the pastors and Christian leaders will not support this effort. It is never heard that it is not needed, should not be done, or that the government schools are a good place for Christian children.
As historical justification, the original Exodus itself is a prime example. The children of Israel spent 400 years in Egypt exiled from the Promised Land. It was always to have been a temporary arrangement. While allowed in God’s providence, it was not God’s blueprint for them. While many Christian families have used government schools, which have not always been as bad as they are at present, this should be a temporary arrangement and not a substitute for God’s best for his children today.
Now is the time to consider a biblical change. The evidence is abundant that Christian children are not be able to coexist within the government school system as they have done in the past. Just as the conditions in Egypt drastically changed and turned against the people of God when a Pharaoh arose “who did not know Joseph” (Exodus 1:8), so the current government school system has radically turned against Christian children, their beliefs and even against Christian teachers. This has been true for several decades, but now with the increase in anti-Christian legislation, indoctrination and coercion accelerates.
When the change occurred in Egypt, the children of Israel initially balked at leaving for the Promised Land, even though they had been abused, enslaved, and their children killed or “Egyptized” by the government dominion of their time. When the Lord God, having heard their prayers, was ready to deliver them at last, Moses did not want to lead them, Pharaoh did not want them to leave, and they did not want to go. But they did leave, finally, for the Promise Land. This was God’s decreed will. Their sojourn in Egypt was meant to be only temporary.