By Jeff Keaton
You might be surprised to hear that every school in America today is teaching religion. I know, we’ve been told that the separation of church and state does not allow for the teaching of religion in government schools but religion is being taught in an aggressive fashion, every single day. You ask, “What religion is being taught in America’s public schools?” It is the religion of Secular Humanism. Merriam – Webster’s Dictionary defines Secular Humanism as “a humanistic philosophy viewed as a non-theistic religion antagonistic to traditional religion.” You ask, “What is the core belief of this religion?” The core belief is simply that man is the center of all things and that God does not exist!
I have never met a serious Christian who would consider sending their child to a Muslim school or a Hindu school or even a Mormon school. Why? It’s very simple. Christians don’t want their children to grow up to be Muslims, Hindus or Mormons. We want our kids to grow up to become Christians.
However, millions of Christians send their kids off to be trained every day in the religion of godless secularism and seem to think nothing of it. Humanist Charles F. Potter understood better than most Christians. He said, “Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school of humanism. What can a theistic Sunday School’s meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?” Great question!
Is it any wonder that the church has lost such a great number of young people? Once their faith in the Word of God has been eroded, it’s almost impossible for them to take the church serious.
Many Christians are waking up and God is beginning to birth a new generation of parents who get it. These moms and dads are refusing to bow down to the cultural pressure to conform to the patterns of this world. They are refusing to surrender their child’s heart and mind to those who would corrupt it in so many ways.
Parents all over America are once again taking control of their children’s education. For many years now, Christians have surrendered their children to the secular system because they simply believed they could not afford a Christian education. However, the cost of secularizing a child is eternal and far greater than the cost of providing a Christian education.
Parents are quitting jobs in order to homeschool their children. Others are selling cars and boats and moving into smaller homes in order to place their children in a Christian school. These parents get it! They understand that the battle for the soul of America is being fought in the arena of worldviews and the primary battlefield is the classroom.
At this point those who are involved in public schools are about to stop reading. Please stay with me. I commend every person who has been called to work in the public schools. I have great friends who work in the government run education system and they are making a difference. I have great friends who have their children in public schools and because of their excellent training at home and church they are overcoming the lack of Judeo-Christian training at school. However, if we are going to turn America around, we must take radical steps to regain control of what our children are being taught. America is rapidly moving way from her Judeo-Christian heritage and if we do not do something soon, our nation will utterly self-destruct. We are decaying from within more every year and soon we will implode.
Obviously, Aristotle wasn’t a Christian but he made an amazing observation when he said, “All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.” The American empire is in decline because we are no longer educating children in the principles that once made her great.
Abraham Lincoln also understood the future impact of education. He said, “The philosophy of the classroom in this generation will be the philosophy of politics, government and life in the next generation.”
All over America and even the world God is birthing the dream of educational transformation in the hearts of His followers. It is time for Christians to regain control of what their children are being taught. It is the only hope for our future. If we stand by and do nothing, we will be a completely secular nation in the very near future.
If your heart is stirred by the great vision to make weekday, Christian education available to every child in America, contact us today to see how you can join the movement. We are looking for people who will offer their wisdom, work and/or wealth to change the life of a child and the future of our nation.
What can we do to stop this great work of evangelism by the secular humanist?
First of all we must wake up and accept the fact that they are doing a better job of evangelizing children to their belief system than the Christian church is.
Second, we must be as smart as they are and realize that as long as we are giving them our children for 13 years, they will continue to indoctrinate our children.
Third, we must take away their opportunity to evangelize our children by removing as many children as possible from their daily influence.
Fourth, we must make Christian worldview education available to all, not just the well off.
This is the mission of RENEWANATION!
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