"Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in." ~ Isaiah 58:12
The Bible says, “Remember those who led you…” (Hebrews 13:7) Yet, in America we’ve forgotten what those who founded this nation were like. We no longer know how they thought or what they did. Someone has truthfully described us as having “national amnesia”.
The great danger in a nation forgetting its past is that they will lose the foundational ideas that made that nation great. We’re missing out on the inspiration provided by the stories of our ancestors who did amazing things to birth, grow, and protect America. Worse still, we’re missing the interventions by God Himself so that we no longer credit Him with America’s existence. Thus we lose the very Strength Who has brought the good to us which we now enjoy.
A renowned minister, A.W. Foljambe, spoke great wisdom when he said in 1876:
“The more thoroughly a nation deals with its history, the more decidedly will it recognize and own an over-ruling Providence [in it], and the more religious a nation [it will] become; while the more superficially it deals with its history, seeing only secondary causes and human agencies, the more irreligious will it be.”
In traveling about this region of several states, I’ve noticed the many prayer meetings that have been taking place the last three years. Many of those expressed great concern for the state of our nation and the elections of 2016. Having won most of those elections I’ve been very interested to see if the prayer meetings would continue. I’m happy to say many of them are. However, I have a great concern.
Jim Cymbala, Pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, says that prayer is born out of a “felt need”. We felt our need acutely before last fall’s elections. We could see the persecution of Christians rising in this nation; we could see the degrading of our nation by previous administrations; we felt the growing socialist control over our children, especially if they were in a tax-supported school. We cried to God out of hearts which felt the need of a change that we couldn’t work. Many of us believe that God answered those desperate cries and mercifully granted us a President and many other government servants who are, at least, respectful of God, the Bible, and the name of Jesus. They honor our flag and our Constitution. Compared to what we’d had for many years, all this is so wonderful it’s easy to think the crisis has passed. But don’t be deceived!
What caused us to be in the death struggle for the life of our nation has Continue reading →
On April 27th, President Trump did an astounding thing! He reversed an 80-year-old policy concerning the relation of the national government to education in this land. With an Executive Order he set as the official policy of the national government to “protect and preserve State and local control over” the nation’s educational system. That is unprecedented since the national government began to reach into the area of education. National control of schools has grown for over 80 years. Now finally, there is an order from the White House to reverse that destructive trend.
America’s Founders wanted no such control. James Madison warned us on the floor of the very first Congress (and remember it was Madison who wrote most of the Constitution!) of the destruction that would come if the national government ever got involved in education. It would mean that a few people in the national government could control the thinking of the rest of the nation by what it allowed, or disallowed, to be taught in the schools.
We are hearing a lot about what is termed, “Transgenderism” these days. Some say it’s an option. Some say it’s a choice. Some say it’s a right. The Bible teaches it is sin!! Most who promote the idea of “transgenderism” are also the people who push the murder of a child in the womb as being a “choice”—choice of death for the baby! Isn’t it interesting how satan loves to give sins a more acceptable name so that they will be more readily accepted by the masses. Let’s consider why what is called “transgenderism” is sin.
For starters, it is not logical: Not in origin, not in practice. No matter what kind of surgery you have on the body, you cannot change the genes. We are internally what God made us to be, either a male or a female. This cannot be changed. Change on the outside does not change what is inside, in the genes or internal organs. Neither can we change the way we go about doing things. All established order in this earth recognizes a male “approach” to things and a female “approach” to things. Thus, you can be a “transvestite” (meaning you can dress like the opposite sex) but you cannot be “transgendered”.
David Barton, President of Wallbuilders, shares with us the reason for the protestors being at the Presidential Inauguration. The Bible teaches that satan blinds “…the minds of them that believe not.” (2 Corinthians 4:4) The protestors at the inauguration are sad examples of this. But we must know why they think like they do or we will allow our liberty to be destroyed by them! I’m quoting extensively from Mr. Barton. He writes:
“The inauguration of Donald Trump was remarkable in…that six different individuals offered prayers, with four of those prayers ending in Jesus’ name…
“Another unique feature of his inauguration was the large number of protestors present. Most were [from 20-36 years old], and [many] were still protesting the general election results…a common protest sign was ‘Trump is not my president’. But that statement says more about our education system than it does about those who held the signs. It affirms the failure of American education in four areas: American history, government, Constitution, and truth.
“First, the sign was intended to express their outrage over the fact that Hillary won the popular vote…but lost the presidency—an outcome they believed was unprecedented in the history of American elections. Only it wasn’t. The identical thing has happened in several other presidential elections. Shame on schools for not teaching basic American history, and why such outcomes occur.Continue reading →
Recently I learned that 3 Christian schools in our town were now full to capacity. This increase is an encouraging sign for our area. I hope it indicates that parents may be waking up to what the real effect of humanistic education is—confusion. The battle over whether men can be in women’s bathrooms is now rampant. It is irrefutable evidence that when you leave God out of the education curriculum and methodology the end result is confusion! The Bible names the world system “Babylon”. The word Babylon literally means “confusion” (just one more time when the Bible is proven to be exactly right!). Because we have, more and more, left Biblical education in the last 80 years, we are reaping the confusion we’ve sown in America.
We simply must recognize that there is an all-out war against Christianity in our culture—and that it is been happening much longer than most realize. In 1934, John Dewey, the father of our current education system in America, wrote of his hatred for Continue reading →
Americans are angry about Obama’s edict for boys and girls to share common bathrooms, and they should be angry! A number of Governors have urged their school districts to ignore Obama’s command, and Governors should be doing that! Rev. Franklin Graham stated he hoped “school districts across this nation will defy President Obama and his administration’s radical, progressive agenda to promote and advance the sin of homosexuality…” (http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/president-obama-transgender-bathroom public schools/2916/05/13/id/728773) (By the way, “progressive” is now the word used in place of “communism”. New name—same murderous philosophy!) In Texas, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said the Lone Star State was prepared to forfeit billions in federal aid rather than let the Obama administration dictate restroom policy for its 5.2 million students (Breaking News at Newsmax.com 2016/05/13).
But remember: As the church goes, so goes the nation. We get the kind of elected leaders which reflect the thinking of the majority of the population. It is as Abraham Lincoln stated Continue reading →
In America’s early education system one of the things that was constantly taught was the Biblical understanding of government. Children were taught to govern themselves by internal choices. They were taught to reason every choice back to its root; that is, “What God says in the Bible about what I am facing”. This was education God’s way. That education system created a moral people. Noah Webster, in his original American dictionary defined “moral” as:
“The conformity of an act to the divine law.”
Thus a people developed in this nation who had stable emotions. That created persistence in what they set out to accomplish.
This way of thinking would be the foundation for the greatest civil government the world has ever known. Their children were taught to let that internal self-government grow to the external civil government. It was the natural outflow of a life committed to living out the Bible in this present world. And while America’s Founding generations were certainly not perfect, they did succeed Continue reading →
“Education without the Bible is useless.” Those words were not spoken by a right-wing fundamentalist, or what the media might call “an ignorant backwoodsman.” They were spoken by the man who was the Father of America’s original education system. That educational system brought the greatest amount of liberty to the greatest number of people of any in world history, in that it produced the great Continue reading →
Few ministries in America have been attacked more than Answers in Genesis. From the day they started to build the Creation Museum they have been constantly harassed by the liberal media and socialist organizations which hate the message of mankind having a Creator. These groups know they have to control the mind of the next generation in order to teach them socialism. The first Biblical truth they must remove from the eyes of children is that God made them in His “image, after [His] likeness, to have dominion.” Unless they can convince them of the lie of evolution, they will lose the war to change America to atheism and socialism.
America’s Founders were not fooled by the teaching of evolution. Others, before Darwin, had put forth the theory for centuries. But America’s Founders were men who had already considered the arguments against the Bible’s explanation of man’s origins—and had rejected those arguments. George Washington revealed his thinking on the subject when he stated:
“It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe, without the agency of a Supreme Being…A reasoning being would lose his reason, in attempting to account for the great phenomena of nature, had he not a Supreme Being to refer to.” Continue reading →