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I read a quote today that should be enlightening to us all:

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."

Sounds good, doesn't it? That's truly the formula for changing the world, through the education and training of children. Except that we as Christians in America have handed that function over to our government, and that government is, in fact, hostile to our Christian faith. The time has come for us to quit playing with this fact, and face it. We may have good, believing teachers and workers in school, but, in time, they will be overwhelmed.

We as the church are responsible to help train the children of our church in the faith and in all they need to know. It is our responsibility, and not one we can keep passing off on the government. We wonder why it is that so many of our teenagers and college students have checked out of church? We've given secular humanism 40 hours a week, and the God of the Bible gets 2. Secular humanism gets educated, trained, professional teachers, and some churches have Sunday School teachers that read the lesson on their way to show up late to teach. We have given our students, youth, and children the knowledge, by our actions, that the government is right and the church is wrong.

Do I really believe this? I do. Abraham Lincoln said that the 'philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.' The education philosophy of our country is now being shaped and put into place by the same people who burnt their draft cards and attacked America in the 1960s, and then went on to become professors of education, like William Ayers. Meanwhile, the people that grew up in the schools influenced by socialism and paganism are now rising to sit on Court Benches, in Senate seats, at the anchor desk, and, if it goes as expected, in the Oval Office. We see ahead of us a shift in the priority of our government, from being the last resort to being a proactive force to shape morality. And the end result will not be a Christian friendly experience. It will become, as all socialist societies do, the end of religious liberty, the end of economic liberty, and the end of academic freedom. Then it will be the end of countless lives before it's all over.

As far as the quote goes, it's Adolf Hitler. You've often wondered how someone could stand to even be the bathroom cleaner for a Nazi Death Camp, and the answer is there, in that quote. Start them when they're young to believe in your cause, and they'll never question you. Isn't it high time we start teaching our children without mixed messages? All Christian children need to have a Christ-centered education. What will we do to accomplish this? What will YOU do for your children? Grandchildren? Friends?


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