"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
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 →
The group had made great sacrifices to be able to teach their children the truth of why God made them, and of His plan for them. First, they had sold their farms in England—that had been in their families for generations—in order to be able to move to Holland, where they hoped to have the liberty to teach their children God’s truth. And while there was liberty to do it, there wasn’t the means to do it. The parents in this group (known later as the Pilgrims) were shut out by the Dutch economy to the point that there wasn’t enough money to allow them to teach their children. So many hours were spent just scraping out a living that there was no time left to educate their families. So then they made the second sacrifice: They got on a boat, the Mayflower, and crossed the Atlantic to come to America in order to be in a place where they could have the means and the liberty to teach their children God’s truth; and be able to teach all the academic subjects from the principles of God’s truth revealed in the Bible.
The Pilgrims were taught well the truth recorded in the Bible which states,
“As a man thinks, so is he…”
They knew that whatever they allowed to go into their child’s mind was going to determine the direction of that child in life. Continue reading →
The conversation of a Ugandan boy of 11 with an 11-year-old from the U.S. puts childhood into proper perspective. The Ugandan boy, an orphan, has been touched by the powerful revival which has been happening in his country for several years now. After meeting the young boy from the U.S., the Ugandan child asked him, “What are you going to do in life?” This was not a question of childhood play. He was completely serious. The other child was amazed and asked how was he supposed to know what he would do in life—he was only a child! The boy from Uganda replied, “You’re eleven years old and you don’t yet know what you’re supposed to be in life?!” He really was amazed. You see the Ugandan child has been under the influence of a move of God’s Spirit in his nation that has had a profound impact on his country. Unlike the boy from the West, he has been taught that life is not about him and his pleasure; but rather it’s about the plan of God for him. He’s planning and is now taking steps to become what God has created him to be.
Before you dismiss this as just a child’s aspirations, or perhaps as the result of over-zealous parents and teachers who have “crammed” the Bible down his throat, you better consider history. It is a fact of history recorded in the Bible that God wants children to know His plan for their life; and to prepare early for that plan. Continue reading →