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THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
AND SCHOOL PRAYER
Authored By : Bill Kochman (aka The WordWeaver)
Published On : April 9, 1998
Last Updated : March 2, 2012
An Exposé On The Devil's Breeding Ground, American Traditions Such As Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny And Christmas Trees, And A Discussion On School Prayer
As each year passes, and the United States of America and the world at large stray further and further away from God's Holy Word, our Christian heritage is being attacked ever more vehemently by those who seek to totally destroy what little faith in Christ remains on the Earth. This seems to be in direct fulfillment of something which Jesus said almost two thousand years ago:
". . . Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"
Luke 18:8b, KJV
These attacks against The Faith are being perpetrated by organizations and individuals who espouse schools of thought which contradict our Christian teachings. They are also being carried out by those who view Christianity as an obstacle in the way of accomplishing their hidden goals and agendas. These enemies of the Gospel include such people as atheists and intellectuals who mock and despise anything which carries a religious overtone, New World Order advocates who hope to establish a de-spiritualized One World Religion based on the worship of man, his achievements and materialistic living, persons of other religious faiths who abhor Christian evangelical endeavors, nature and devil worshippers, homosexual and lesbian rights organizations, supporters of abortion rights, New Age thought adherents, and a host of other misguided souls who have rejected the Standard of God's Word. In a Psalm which seems descriptive of the coming Millennial rule of Christ, we find a verse which could very easily apply to those who currently resist the Spirit of Truth which resides in the Lord's Children:
"Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us."
Psalms 2:3, KJV
These people I have mentioned above want to live their lives as they choose without feeling the conviction of God's Spirit upon them. Our very presence in this world as ambassadors of Christ, and lights in the world, makes them feel uncomfortable. It is for this reason that they seek to destroy us and our faith:
"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God."
2 Corinthians 5:20, KJV
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Matthew 5:14-16, KJV
We all must face reality and understand that Christianity is truly in a state of crisis, and has been for a very long time. This situation isn't just something which developed a few decades ago. True Christianity has been in retreat since one or two hundred years after the Ascension of Christ! As I have pointed out in other articles, these attacks against our Faith are nothing new. Satan has been trying to defeat Christianity for thousands of years. In fact, he was trying to defeat it thousands of years before it ever came into existence by preventing the birth of Christ! We would all do well to take heed to Peter's admonition when he said:
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"
1 Peter 5:8, KJV
One area where Satan's followers have concentrated their efforts is in the public school system; because they know that, possibly after the family television room, it is the second place where the Christian family is most vulnerable to attack! Obviously, we parents cannot be in the classroom to protect our children from the lies and false teachings they are being spoon-fed on a daily basis. Sadly, most of us are aware of exactly how bad the public school system has become. If drugs and school violence weren't bad enough, now our Christian children are being confused and subtly brainwashed into accepting gay and lesbian relationships as acceptable alternative lifestyles; even though this is in direct contradiction to Biblical teachings. Consider what the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Rome concerning the pagan hedonistic lifestyle of Roman citizens:
"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet."
Romans 1:26-27, KJV
For a more in-depth look at my views on this topic, please refer to my companion series "The Gay and Lesbian Agenda: To the Point!". In addition to these things, from the first years of elementary school, our Christian children are being fed the demonic lies of EVILution! This too is another blatant attempt to confuse our children regarding the origins of life, the universe, and the human race; and to rob them of their faith in the one True God and His Holy unerring Word! While school officials and teachers may not realize it, not only are they confusing our children with this satanic doctrine, but they are also calling God a liar, and His Word a lie by teaching these theories which are in direct contradiction to the Bible:
"God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"
Numbers 23:19, KJV
"God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged."
Romans 3:4, KJV
"In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;"
Titus 1:2, KJV
All of this confusion coming from modern science originates from one source, and from one source alone; and it certainly is not from God, because as Paul wrote to the Corinthians:
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
1 Corinthians 14:33, KJV
While speaking on another topic, the Apostle James made the following comment which applies well to the lies of modern science:
"This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish."
James 3:15, KJV
Concerning Satan, Jesus exposed his true deceitful nature when He said the following to the unbelieving Jews:
". . . He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
John 8:44b, KJV
If there is one thing we know, it is that the Bible clearly states that EVILution is a lie! There is absolutely no truth in it whatsoever! I have dedicated an entire article to this topic called "Adaptation, EVILution and the Six Days of Genesis", which I encourage you to read. We find an interesting parallel to the belief in EVILution, and the literal worship of skeletons of supposed dinosaurs, etc. in the ancient Roman idolatrous worship of images and statues of birds and four-footed beasts:
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things . . . Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
Romans 1:21-23, 25, KJV
About seven hundred years before this, the Prophet Jeremiah also chided ancient Israel for worshipping things taken from nature:
"Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us."
Jeremiah 2:27, KJV
"And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks."
Jeremiah 3:9, KJV
"But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities."
Jeremiah 10:8, KJV
As can be seen, this idea of worshipping creation, or nature, is something which has been going on for literally thousands of years. The Bible calls these kinds of teachings "science falsely so called". This so-called "wisdom" is nothing but the foolish babblings of vain, proud, rebellious men who have rejected God and His Holy Word:
"O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:"
Timothy 6:20, KJV
It is for reasons such as the above, that as responsible Christian parents, we must use what time we do have with our children to firmly plant their feet upon the Foundation of God's Truth. In the book of Proverbs we find the following wise counsel:
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6, KJV
In one of His parables, Jesus tells us that if our faith is founded upon The Rock, we will never be moved or washed away:
"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock."
Luke 6:48, KJV
Of course, we know that Jesus is that Rock; and He is also the Living Word of God:
"And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ."
1 Corinthians 10:4, KJV
"Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;"
Ephesians 2:19-20, KJV
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
John 1:14, KJV
"And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God."
Revelation 19:13, KJV
As Paul told the Romans, and then Timothy, the only way to have faith, and to increase one's faith, is through a diligent study of God's Word:
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
Romans 10:17, KJV
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15, KJV
As I have shared in other articles, there are many many verses throughout the Bible which emphasize the importance of renewing ourselves in the Word of God on a daily basis. King David even tells us that the Lord has magnified His Word above His very Name:
"I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name."
Psalms 138:2, KJV
David and Jesus both compared the reading of God's Word to taking a spiritual bath:
"Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you."
John 15:3, KJV
"BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word."
Psalms 119:9, KJV
Thus we see that the very best way we can help our children to combat the lies of Satan and of his anti-God worldly system, is by filling their minds and hearts with the faith-building Word of God. This is the only way that we can help to protect them from such demonic teachings, practices and influences as EVILution, homosexuality and lesbianism, drug usage, prostitution, and whatever other things Satan's crowd might use to try to win them over. This is precisely what I have done. While many worldly parents spend piles of money to buy their children toy soldiers, guns, violent video games full of killing and bloodshed, or sorcery and magic, I have invested as much as I possibly can in printed Bibles, a full set of Bible cassette tapes, many Bible video tapes, etc. These kinds of things are much wiser investments than all of the garbage Satan has to offer. Bible-related materials are invaluable tools for shaping not only your children's current morals, attitudes and spiritual values, but their future as well.
Some day our children will reach an age when they are old enough to make decisions on their own. They will also reach an age when they will want to go out on their own to begin their own families. While we may not fully realize what kind of an effect we are having on our children now, we certainly will in that day. I am reminded of a verse from the book of Ecclesiastes which says:
"Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days."
Ecclesiastes 11:1, KJV
Will our children remain close to the Lord and His Word, the true Bread of Life, or will they go astray and become just like those we have tried to protect them from? A lot depends on what we give them now as responsible Christian parents. In the world they have a lot of fancy sayings like "Children are our future" and "Children are an investment in the future". But we must stop and ask ourselves, how much do they really believe these things? Are they just fancy slogans meant to lull us asleep while we continue on our merry way to destruction? We have heard sayings like these for generations; yet nothing changes; and actually, they are getting worse. Children are getting worse, and society is getting worse. There are more drugs, more violence, more teenage pregnancies, more deaths, and more rebellion and defiance against the accepted ways of God than ever before. People and governments seem to say one thing with their mouths, but then do something entirely different through their actions.
I have heard some suggest that it is all a part of a sinister plot to slowly steal our children from us and make them properties of the State and the New World Order through such things as the U.N.-sponsored International Rights of the Child. Could it really be that those who say they are trying to help are really working against us by actually fueling the problems? Could it be that they themselves have created the problems, and have even kept them alive so that in their good time they can offer the solutions they have prepared for us? Could there be any truth to the rumor that we are currently being corralled so that when we and the situation get desperate enough, we will willingly accept whatever solutions they have to offer, even if we might not have done so under normal conditions? These are serious questions we must all ask ourselves. One thing we cannot deny as Christian parents, is that the public school system is one of the primary battlegrounds where a war is being waged for the minds and hearts of our children. Over the decades, Biblical teachings have been replaced by doctrines, theories and teachers which do greatly detour from the Truth found in God's Word:
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
2 Timothy 4:3, KJV
There are many Scriptures in the Bible which speak about children. One verse in particular is found in the book of Psalms and says the following:
"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
Psalms 127:3, KJV
Aside from the fact that our children are our heritage, the continuance of our family lines, we can look at this verse in another way. What kind of a Christian heritage can our children expect to give to their children if we have not been faithful with them while they are young, malleable and still with us? As the Apostle Paul said in his epistle to the Galatians:
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
Galatians 6:7, KJV
In short, what we reap in the future, will be greatly affected by what we have sown in the lives of our children NOW! Personally, I became aware of the spiritual warfare going on a number of years ago. I came to realize who the enemy is, and that he could not be trusted. I also came to understand that proper training of our children begins at home, and that we cannot and should not depend upon, or trust in, those who operate the public school system to meet our children's spiritual needs. How can they if the Spirit of God is not even present there? Therefore, as I have shared in this article, I realized that I had to take upon myself the responsibility of arming my child with the proper tools and weapons so that she could wage a successful warfare against the lies she was taught at school, one of the strongholds of Satan:
"(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)"
2 Corinthians 10:4, KJV
In describing the weapons and armour of our warfare, Paul wrote the following to the church at Ephesus:
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:"
Ephesians 6:10-17, KJV
Notice that the key components of our children's armour against the lies of Satan are the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit. All three of these are derived from the Word of God. Faith comes through hearing the Word of God; Salvation comes by believing in the Word of God, and our offense and defense comes from using the Word of God. It all comes back down to the Word, the Word, the Word; and this is what we must give our children as responsible Christian parents if we expect them to endure the battles they will face, and fight the good fight of faith they will encounter in the public school system:
"Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."
1 Timothy 6:12, KJV
To help you to remember who you are fighting against, remember the verse reference 1 Timothy 6:12, and then look again at Ephesians 6:12:
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
Ephesians 6:12, KJV
We and our children must remember that we are not just fighting against physical things such as the physical public school system, that is, the teachers, principals and administrators, but rather we are fighting against the spiritual influences behind them. This is precisely what Paul means by the above verse. While some of these teachers are aware that what they are teaching is wrong and against the Bible, and they will be held accountable for it, KJV, others do it out of ignorance, or out of blind obedience to the system of which they are a part. If the administration says, "These are the books you use" or "This is the lesson schedule you will follow", there isn't much that they can do about it; unless they want to see their last paycheck. If more teachers had stronger moral fiber with real Christian conviction, perhaps things wouldn't be as they are. Sadly, as we all know, money is the god of this world, and we all need it. As Paul also said to Timothy:
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
1 Timothy 6:10, KJV
What a truly sad statement for the world today! Because some have coveted after money, either out of greed, want, or need, they have erred from the faith. In the context of the topics we are discussing in this article, we could say that they have comprised their faith, and agreed to teach things which they know they shouldn't, just so they can get that next paycheck. Notice how the verse ends though: they've "pierced themselves through with many sorrows". While we often picture the rich as being worry-free, sometimes this is the furthest thing from the truth. They are always worrying about how to get more money, or how to protect what they do have from thieves, embezzlers, con men, etc. If they are trying to hide their wealth from the IRS, they might also be worrying about getting caught and thrown in jail!
On the other hand, those teachers who compromise their faith in order to get that next paycheck will also be sorrowful when someday the Lord asks them why they were ashamed of Him and didn't stand up for the Truth. They had a golden opportunity to fill those young children's minds with the Truth of the Word of God; but instead they gave them Satan's lies like EVILution, and book's like "Mary's Live-In Girlfriend" and "Why My Daddy Left Us For Another Man". Or perhaps they taught sex education without emphasizing the point that it was a sacred union ordained by God, and not just a mechanical act meant to be enjoyed with whomever whenever regardless of the outcome. Yes, some of those teachers are indeed going to be ashamed:
"Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
Mark 8:38, KJV
If teachers are not prepared to also teach their students the story of Creation from the Bible, then they are unfairly educating them, as they are only giving them man's version of the truth and not God's version of the Truth. This is a false balance of which the Lord does not approve:
"A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight."
Proverbs 11:1, KJV
"Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good."
Proverbs 20:23, KJV
By teaching such things as EVILution, they are placing a stumbling block, a rock of offence, in the way of our children, thus causing them to become confused and fall away from the Truth of the Word of God:
"And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!"
Matthew 18:2-7, KJV
"Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way."
Romans 14:13, KJV
In the above Scriptures, the two words "offences" and "stumblingblock" are derived from two different Greek words, "skandalon" and "proskomma", which share a common meaning of stumbling block or offence; that is, something which causes one to stumble and fall away from the Truth. This is exactly what these satanic doctrines and perverted teachings do. They cause many children, and even adults, to doubt God's Word. As Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew, they that cause such things are going to have a heavy price to pay, especially if they know they are doing it! Perhaps this will strike a little Godly fear into some atheistic parents, science teachers, and those who encourage acceptance of same-sex relationships in our public school system!
Please go to part two for the conclusion of this article.
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