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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.