Can there be a change for the better? Let’s pray there is! There are two suppositions—-two elements of thought that have completely changed the foundations of thinking here in America.
The first is the statement and belief in the “Separation of Church and State”. As if there can be this separation of what is believed in faith as a religion and some how the State will counter everything the church and religion puts forth by having a completely different truth or approach to the understanding of the issue. There can be no separation of church and state—either the state will make void the church’s belief system or agree with it—Regardless of the flow of convictions —–moving toward or away from righteousness—-the state will force its beliefs and religion on to or in to the culture. This dominance of the stronger teaching’s is only the natural outcome as the stronger force will command the issue—–today the state has opposing views and beliefs and modern history shows the state is prevailing here in America forcing “Humanism” into the culture..
It is critical to understanding the doctrine of separation of church and state because it has a direct bearing on the “Educational System” which brings me to my second point. Because of the doctrine of separation of church and state is allowed and followed falsely, the educational system, over the years, put in place the elimination of God from their teachings. This cause and effect is critical in understanding the deterioration of the educational process and how it has been effected through elimination of religious based subject matter and certainly getting rid of prayer and belief in God in the school curriculum.
Because of a doctrine of: Separation of Church and State” we have a crumbling educational system. Understanding this quoted paragraph from Rousas John Rushdoony—The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum (1981) is critical to recovery.
“The dictionary definition of education describes it as ‘the impartation of acquisition of knowledge, skill, or discipline of character.’ the function of education it thus to school persons in the ultimate values of a culture. This is inescapably a religious task. Education has always been a religious function of society and closely linked to its religion. When a state takes over the responsibilities for education from the church or from Christian parents,the state has not thereby disowned all religions but simply disestablished Christianity in favor of its own statist religion, usually a form of humanism. An excellent means of analyzing the religion of any culture is to study its concept of education.”
“Not only does education find its foundation in religion, but the educational curriculum expresses the religious standards and expectations of a culture.”
There is much to digest in these couple of sentences (above) but allow me to focus on two quick observations.
1/ The culture is going to hell in the hand basket because the educational process has gone to a complete humanistic curriculum.
2/ Because there is this wickedness, and no God or His law in place—–there is nothing to force a correction as things have corrupted themselves in the education system, the government and the social fabric.
Note what David says in Psalms 5 verses 8 & 9 (KJV)
Verse 8—- “Lead me O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies, make thy way straight before my face.”
What is David saying—teach him what is right—keep him on the straight and narrow path.
Verse 9— “ For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.”
That is certainly false teaching if you were to listen to those types. Paul quotes the Psalmist David “open sepulcher” in his book to the Romans (3:13)
But back to my points—- “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalms 11:3 (KJV)
If education is indeed religious and I think that is safe to assume—–then without God in the educational process we can safely assume the foundations have been destroyed—-or—-things are holding together by a thread and are about to be destroyed.
And now the only question remaining is this—will the culture allow the fool to lead:
“The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” Psalms 14:1 (KJV)
The question? Are we going to put God back into education? This must be the pressing work, it is not an option—- a maybe—–but a commandment—listen carefully.
Titus 1:15 (KJV)
“These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority, let no man despise thee.”
We Shall See—-if God will or will not come back in the educational process—-if not—-plan on destruction of both the educational system and the country.