On April 25th, 1524, in a letter to a friend, Martin Luther wrote, “I beg you to do your utmost in the cause of training the youth. For I am convinced that the neglect of education will bring the greatest ruin to the gospel. This matter is the most important of all.” Luther was persuaded that, in order to further the cause of God’s kingdom and truth, there must be passion and diligence employed in the education of children. We are equally persuaded. And we know of no better means of “training the youth” for these ends than classical Christian education. Why?