126 DOMESTIC EDUCATION.
DOMESTIC EDUCATION UNDER CHRISTIAN IN¬
FLUENCES THE HIGHEST DUTY OP THE PAR¬
ENT AND THE CITIZEN.
THESE illustrations which we have given,
drawn from ancient sacred history and from
modern biography, of the practicability of the
divine command, and the realization of the di¬
vine promise, proclaim a very important truth,
and inculcate very important lessons, which we
shall now consider.
What is this important truth ? Answer: The
highest duty of the parent and the citizen is do¬
mestic education under Christian influences, guided
by Christian principles, stimulated by Christian
One of the fundamental principles of the
Christian system is the redemption of man from
ignorance and sin. We find this principle an¬
nounced on the first page of the New Testament.
The Christ is there represented as Jesus—" he
that shall save his people from their sins." They
shall call his name " Immanuel—God with us,"
(Matt, i, 21, 23), " to give knowledge of salva-