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The Principle Text in our Schools

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.

  1. tim deluca
    September 17th, 2010 at 02:09 | #1

    It’s funny that we get the infamous “separation of church and state” from a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist’s. A personal letter stating that the govt cannot and will not have a national religion, unlike England. When did we take a man’s personal letter and make laws based on it? Furthermore, no documents even mention the separation anywhere! We must take back the courts who are using these false statements and legislating from the bench.

  2. Cheryl Klingberg
    September 22nd, 2010 at 00:39 | #2

    You always say it well brother! Praise God and thank you for boldly speaking out to challenge us to not sit complacent. God help us all and have mercy!!!!

  3. Sara
    September 23rd, 2010 at 16:07 | #3

    What about the command for parents to raise their children and train them up in the way of the Lord?
    I don’t believe government schools are part of that equation. Trying to make the schools do something that the parents should be doing, at home, doesn’t make any sense. If parents are Christian, they should be keeping their kids out of Godless schools, not trying to reform something that defies God by it’s very existence (ie., separating kids from their parents and having someone else raise them).

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