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Sunday, June 16, 2013
A Good Lesson For Us And Our Country.
The Sun is Up.
See, the sun is up. The sun gives us light.
It makes the trees and the grass grow.
The sun rises in the east and sets in the
west. When the sun rises, it is day. When the sun sets it is night.
This little boy was up at five. He saw the
sun rise, and heard the sweet songs of birds on the bush. Do you know who made
the sun? God made it. God made the moon and all the stars. How good God is to
us. He gives us all we have, and keeps us alive. We should love God.
God sees and knows all things, for God is
everywhere. He sees me when I rise from my bed, and when I go out to
walk and play. When I lie down to sleep at night, He keeps me from harm.
Though I do not see the wind, yet it blows
around me on all sides. God is with me at all times, and yet I see Him not.
If God is with me, and knows all that I do,
He must hear what I say. Oh, let me not, then, speak bad words. If I do, God
will not love my ways.
above story is not from a Bible class book, but from “The Original
McGuffey’s Reader”, the Eclectic First Reader for small children. It
is typical of the stories and reading lessons of the McGuffey’s Reader which
was published in 1836 and was the standard for reading material in our public
schools for the last half of the nineteenth century and well into the first
half of the twentieth century. McGuffey gave constant reference to God and to
the moral teachings of the Bible. In many cases a reading lesson would consist
of a complete chapter from one of the books in the Bible, such as Lesson 28 of
the Eclectic Third Reader which is entitled “Sermon on the Mount” and consists
of Matthew chapter 5, and Lesson 56 also of the Eclectic Third Reader which is
entitled “Voice of nature”, which contains Psalms
is obvious that great changes have taken place over the years in public
education. Once centered around God and the moral and ethical principles set forth
in the Bible, public education has now been stripped of any mention of God and
His Word as the basis for moral teachings. Faith based education has been
replaced by teachings of Darwin
and other atheists whose theories deny the existence of God and portray the
universe and everything in it as a product of chance. The moral and ethical
teachings of the Bible have been replaced with humanist philosophies that teach
there is no absolute truth, that as humans we ourselves decide what is right
and wrong and that morality is dictated by what is socially acceptable.
results of these changes are becoming obvious as men and women, who are
products of this new mode of education, are being elected to public office and
appointed as judges in the highest courts of our land. Laws are being enacted
and our constitution is being interpreted with the intent of removing God and
his influence from our society.
removal of prayer from public school, the removal of religious icons such as the
“Ten Commandments” from schools and public buildings, the challenge to remove words
of faith such as “one nation under God” from the pledge of allegiance, and “In
God We Trust” from our money, are just a few of the results of the philosophies
now taught in our public schools.
Darwinism and Humanism replacing biblical principle as the basis for morality
in our education system, our nation has seen an alarming rise in immoral and
dishonest behavior throughout society. The philosophies being taught in our
public schools are now permeating the political arena and are threatening many
of the freedoms that we claim to hold so dear. If we are going to speak up
about these things, we need to speak up soon while we are still free to do so.
source of these adverse changes is obvious! The results of these adverse changes
are obvious! The solution should obvious as well—a return to God and the
principles of His Word! The only question left to consider is, “Are we going to
sit quietly by as our society self-destructs or are we going to do something