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The Principle Text in our Schools

September 16th, 2010 3 comments

As I shared in my last blog, when one generation willfully rejects God and His wisdom, it’s the following generation that gets stuck with both the “bill” and the hideous consequences that come with sin and rebellion.

It logically follows that our public schools would be the primary battle ground for the hearts and minds of the next generation. What should be taught to our children?

The secularists, using the First Amendment as the basis for their authority, have sanitized our public educational system from the “yeast” of God’s Word. But this current interpretation would make those who gave us our founding documents roll over in their graves!

Read the following advice from one of our lesser known Founders:

“Should the Bible regain the place it once held as a schoolbook? Its morals are pure, its examples are captivating and noble.”

In another place he wrote:

“We have a dangerous trend beginning to take place in our education…We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principle text in our schools… The Bible states these great moral lessons better than any manmade book.”

Is this some right-wing fanatic making these outlandish suggestions? Isn’t the writer familiar with the wall of separation found in the First Amendment?

The writer is Fisher Ames, a Congressman from Massachusetts, who was part of the first session of the Congress of the United States when the Bill of Rights was formulated. It was Ames who, on August 20, 1789, suggested the actual wording of the First Amendment, which went on to be adopted by the House!

Ames gave us the language of the First Amendment so he, better than anyone else, understands the intent. And he is saying we must teach the Bible to our students in school!

We have allowed our freedoms to be hijacked and our students to be morally impoverished by accepting a perverted, godless and twisted interpretation of the First Amendment. It’s time to tear down this false wall separating our young people from God and His Word, before we witness with our own eyes, the devastating results which come from a nation ignorant of God and His ways.

The Enormous Cost of Ignorance

September 14th, 2010 1 comment

The Bible tells us that God’s people are often destroyed because of their lack of knowledge. Specifically, He is referring to the casual disregard for His revealed law:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children. (Hosea 4:6)

Notice the end of this verse. When one generation rejects God’s truth, the next generation picks up the bill.

Our nation is paying the price for an overt rejection of God in our public life. The First Amendment has suffered violence at the hands of godless judges. The phrase “separation of church and state” is currently used by those who are hostile to God and His Law to remove Christianity from any form of public expression. The public schools, in particular, have been the main target of this secular purge. The consequences have been deadly.

I’ll continue this discussion in my next blog.

Quran Burning Pastor Has Already Made His Point

September 9th, 2010 1 comment

Isn’t it amazing that a pastor from a small church (40 – 50 people) would receive international attention over a service dedicated to the burning of a book! When Pastor Terry Jones planned a service to burn the Quran in protest to the Islamic ideology he finds offensive, little did he know he would create a global firestorm. He is being rebuked by Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State, chided by the Vatican for his “outrageous and grave gesture,” and vilified by public officials and religious leaders of every stripe. But perhaps most importantly, let’s not forget the strong warning he received from General Petraeus. He is deeply concerned that this isolated act from an obscure pastor will be used by extremists to “inflame public opinion and incite violence” among Muslims around the world.
Let’s do the math: one man + one book + one match = international violence by Muslims
That is the point. Whether Pastor Jones goes through with his Quran burning plan or not, he has clearly demonstrated the truth about Islam: It is not, and never has been, a peaceful religion.The average American understands this. While the liberal media and the elite ruling class in America continue to live in denial, the average American knows better. Our politically correct leadership would like this embarrassing little event to be gone so we can get back to the official state mantra – “Islam is a peaceful religion.” Okay, let’s all say it again, “Islam is a peaceful religion.”
I’m sorry but America isn’t buying it.

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