Q: Will my children be sheltered from the “real world?” A: On the contrary. Secular-school students are sheltered from the real world because they are dogmatically and systematically denied the truth of the sovereignty of God over the affairs of men and his eternal plan of redemption. The Bible clearly states that this present world is fleeting and passing away and that only the Kingdom of God and those who belong to it will endure. The Christian school works similar to a greenhouse which is designed to provide the optimum conditions for growth while a plant is young. Young children are monitored and carefully nurtured to help them develop and mature properly. When the time comes for them to be “transplanted” into a more hostile environment, they will be able to endure the difficulties and continue to thrive.