Christians and Government Education
THE TIME IS NOW FOR EXODUS FROM GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS
Author: Debbie O’Hara
Source: InPlainSite.org – 06.09.2004
Why would Christian parents send their children to government schools? Not realizing the extent of the risks involved to their well being, my children at one time attended these schools. To our shame, it was a non-Christian that asked how we as Christians could send our children to schools that denigrate all that we hold dear. It is tough today for parents to claim ignorance as the slightest research into their local school will show they heavily promote hedonism, socialism, immorality and an anti-family agenda.
Like many families, my husband and I both worked outside the home and in a sense were grateful that our children were taken care of during the day through the schools and as a bonus they were getting a “good education”. In fact we felt truly fortunate that our children were in one of the top government schools in the country. We bought into an expensive home thinking we were doing it for our children. Unfortunately it only assured that Mom would have to continue working outside the home in order to make house payments. But we were in a top school district. What more could we ask for?
Busy with daily routines, we didn’t realize how the world had changed since we were youngsters. Neither the academic nor the moral climate in the U.S. was anything like it was when we were growing up. (Even our own education wasn’t close to the caliber of a century ago. See 8th grade test from 1895. http://www.goodschools.com/test.htm) We were in for a rude awakening. Our illusions were shattered when our children started hitting their teens and we realized we didn’t know them. Old enough now to begin communicating their thoughts and experiences more clearly, we could see that much of their worldview was different from ours. They were looking at the world through a totally different set of lenses. How could this have happened?
[Also See Mind Control in Schools]
Unbeknownst to us, our children were taught a belief system foreign to ours, in fact foreign to most U.S. parents. Instead of being educated with the proper tools necessary to become future leaders and citizens in the American system of self-government, they are being brainwashed into a diabolical, socialist system that is both anti-God and anti-American. Since the days of Nimrod and his infamous tower, people have been working hard toward creating an anti-God socialist world government. We have given these enemies of God the perfect opportunity to accomplish their goal through our children. Unwitting parents, along with the church, have allowed this dangerous agenda of a godless world government to come ever closer through our neglect in instructing future generations. We now see why the divine mandate was given to parents, not government, to properly instruct children. We are reaping the results of our sinful neglect. America’s children are being used to build a “new world community” without God.
“When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already…What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.” — Adolph Hitler
“Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state.” — Adolph Hitler
Hitler knew the way to his “new community” was through the children. Every despot throughout history realized that to gain control over their citizens they needed to control the textbooks. They don’t care what we “old folks” think as long as they can mold the minds of the young.
On October 30, 2003, while announcing his pleasure at the return of the United States to membership in UNESCO, our global school board, U.S. Secretary of Education, Rod Paige, stated “Our governments have entrusted us with the responsibility of preparing our children to become citizens of the world.”
How are educators preparing our children to become world citizens? By deliberately dumbing them down so they will not have the knowledge to be a self-governing people. After 13 years of government school many children graduate basically illiterate. With the billions of dollars we are spending on education, this is not any accident. I acknowledge that most teachers and school administrators want what is best for children and do not themselves understand what’s wrong with education. They have been duped like the rest. This dumbed-down curriculum is coming from the top levels of government. For a well documented, clear chronology of events in the restructuring of education, read The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Iserbyt.
Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Education Research and Improvement, U.S. Dept. of Education, during the first Reagan Administration. Her unimpeachable evidence shows that for decades children have been dumbed down intentionally to prepare them for world government. Her extensive documentation comes from the education community’s own sources. International, national, regional, state and local plans for the transformation of American society through the education system is carefully detailed. You will see that a dumbed-down global workforce is the goal.
Worse than the dumbing down of academics is the moral side of this equation. Teaching the great lie, evolution, has stripped children of any significance or purpose in life.
As creatures of chance with no higher authority than man, should we be surprised when our kids act like the animals we tell them they are? Should we be surprised in the steady increase in rebellion against authority, unwillingness to work, homosexuality, divorce, pornography, suicide, and lawlessness, just to name a few? Many Christians have fallen for this lie thinking they can square evolution with the Bible, but it is impossible. If God doesn’t mean what he says in Genesis, how can we believe anything in Scripture? If any falsity is found, the Bible is a worthless book not worthy of our trust.
A much greater leap of faith is necessary to believe in evolution than in creation, yet evolution is taught as fact in government schools. There is no evidence for life being created from non-life or for the miracle of DNA to come about by itself. While we see variety among “kinds”, there is no evidence that one “kind” changes to another “kind”. “And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kind…” (Genesis 1:24). Kinds are limited by their gene pool. Where could new information come from except by a designer? (For a plethora of lies in the textbooks check out http://www.drdino.com/) Unfortunately the myth of evolution must be perpetuated because a Designer is anathema to the plans for a “new society”.
If evolution was even a workable theory, why would known lies be in the textbooks? Because there is NO scientific evidence for upward evolution. Evolution is our state religion and so must be taught as fact. That is why there is no contradictory teaching allowed. Teachers cannot even mention any problems with this theory. Students who question it will be silenced. It can’t be admitted that evolution is faith just like creation. In true science someone has to be there to test and observe. Evolutionists talk about millions and billions of years ago. Were they there? We have a Book written by Someone who says He was there. True science has never contradicted Scripture. But to have students believe the Bible does not fit into the “new” plans.
No debate of evolution can take place by students in the classroom because its fatal flaws must remain hidden. We’re told our children are taught “critical thinking” but in fact they are getting Soviet-style indoctrination. The teaching of evolution is critical to the “New World Order” crowd because it is the foundation on which our “new world” is being built. The slightest hint of God is directly opposed to the Marxist theology running rampant on school campuses. With God there is an absolute, never- changing morality. Evolution is the foundation of Socialist/Communist ideology where there is nothing outside their code of morality if it is for the good of their cause, which is of course a Socialist/Communist community. When structuring a “new society”, stealing, lying, raping, and killing are all moral values when working toward this goal. We have seen the evolutionist morality in action in Communist China, Cuba, Cambodia, Ukraine, etc. We have also seen the results of this morality at work here in America as we become an increasingly violent society. Our children are being brainwashed into an anti-God philosophy where everything is moral in the struggle for getting rid of the “old morality” in order to bring about the “new society”.
Is this the kind of education we desire for our children? Isn’t it time Christians take a mass exodus from these government schools? I was thrilled when I heard about a resolution that supporters hope will make it to the floor of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) scheduled June 13-15. This resolution encourages members of the Convention and officers and members of their associated churches to remove their children from government schools. Churches are called upon to counsel parents regarding their obligation to provide a Christian education for their children.
A resolution co-sponsor stated “the government schools are killing our children morally, spiritually and academically.” He calls it “spiritual blindness” that 85 percent of Christians send their children to government schools. The resolution is full of Scriptural references as to why this measure is necessary. (Read the resolution after this article). I encourage those of you who read this resolution to get it into the hands of your Christian friends, pastors, and other religious leaders. This battle does not just belong to the Baptists. Whether this is won or lost at the Baptist Convention, this resolve should be made by Christians everywhere. Please support this resolution by diligent prayer and by sending its message far and wide.
And by all means, get your children out of these hedonistic, socialist training camps called government schools!
© 2004 Debbie O’Hara – All Rights Reserved
InPlainSite.org Note. Sadly the Southern Baptist Convention failed to make history. The Resolution was introduced on the floor on June 16 but failed to pass. Details Below:
SOUTHERN BAPTISTS DECIDE NOT TO MAKE HISTORY
Author: Samuel Blumenfeld. (July 14, 2004)
Used with permission.
The Southern Baptist Convention could have made history at their meeting last June in Indianapolis if they had voted in favor of the Christian Education Resolution submitted by T.C. Pinckney and Bruce Shortt. The purpose of the Resolution was to get Baptists to remove their children from the public schools and either educate them at home or in good Christian schools. It would have required Southern Baptists to create schools of their own in which their children could be educated in the love and admonition of the Lord.
The atheist, anti-Christian public schools would have been dealt a tremendous blow if millions of Christian children were removed from the public schools, causing a virtual revolution in American education. The acceptance of that Resolution would have given Christian education in America a tremendous boost.
The Resolution was introduced on the floor on June 16 but failed to pass. Pinckney and Shortt made an effort to amend another resolution decrying the secularization of American culture. The debate lasted about 15 minutes, and the majority of the 8,500 attendees rejected the Resolution. However, the very fact that the Resolution was submitted and gained a tremendous amount of media publicity is considered something of a partial victory by its sponsors.
Actually, between twenty and thirty percent of the delegates favored the Resolution. But apparently too many Southern Baptist ministers didn’t want to rock the public education boat because there are so many teachers and administrators in their congregations, particularly in small towns.
And that is why the humanists and atheists continue to win more and more Christian children over to their side. Too many Baptists are willing to sacrifice their own children on the altar of secular government education rather than take the more difficult stand on principle.
Despite this setback, the movement to separate Christian children from the public schools continues to grow. E. Ray Moore, director of the Exodus Mandate Project, sees the Resolution as just the first attempt to influence the Southern Baptist Convention. The sponsors plan to submit similar resolutions at future conventions until it is finally accepted.
Marshall Fritz, president of the Alliance for the Separation of School & State, recently announced the creation of a new division of his organization, GetTheKidsOut.org. Its purpose is to alert Christian parents “of the staggering loss of faith in children who attend public schools.”
According to Fritz, “Studies by George Barna, the Nehemiah Institute, and the Southern Baptist Convention show that 70 to 88 percent of children from Christian families will leave the faith after graduation.”
It was the outpouring of media coverage and popular interest in the Resolution that persuaded Fritz that the much-needed national dialogue on the subject has just begun and had to be continued vigorously. His organization plans to produce a study kit for churches informing them of how serious the loss of faith by youth has been in their communities and how to address the problem.
Although the Southern Baptists chose not to make history, history does provide us with some important lessons. Back in 1849, when the Protestants of Massachusetts were debating whether or not to support the secular public-school movement, they decided in favor of support, but with some very strong reservations. They wrote in their Committee Report:
‘The benefits of this system, in offering instruction to all, are so many and so great that its religious deficiencies,–especially since they can be otherwise supplied, do not seem to be a sufficient reason for abandoning it, and adopting in place of it, a system of denominational parochial schools….’
If after a full and faithful experiment, it should at last be seen that fidelity to the religious interests of our children forbids a further patronage of the system, we can unite with the Evangelical Christians in the establishment of private schools, in which more full doctrinal religious instruction may be possible.
No Christian can deny that a “full and faithful experiment” has taken place and has turned out to be a colossal disaster for the “religious interests” of Christian children. As a result, millions of Christian parents are now educating their children at home, creating a vibrant Christian home-school movement. By now the Southern Baptist Convention should have seen the handwriting on the wall. It is time for Christians to acknowledge the failure of the public-school experiment and do what must be done.
© 2004 Samuel Blumenfeld – All Rights Reserved
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