BACK TO BASICS: Attention Preachers, Teachers and Parents

I believe we are at a critical time in our culture when it is time to consider that way too many of us have forgotten some basic truths. The truth I am most concerned about is the fact that evil grows. The opposite is also true. Good and evil are both contagious. We have all hopefully been taught to make good choices and surround ourselves with people who generally make good choices too. Good choices generally produce good consequences and bad choices produce bad consequences. This isn’t rocket science.

Do we think that human nature has evolved that much that this isn’t true anymore? I don’t get it. We all heard the saying, Give the kid an inch and they will take a mile. Did we forget that this doesn’t just apply only to kids? It is very foundational to human nature. Give evil just an inch and it will inevitably grow. This applies everywhere.

Why do we see headlines about seventh graders in American public schools taking field trips to mosques or about Sharia law being implemented in Texas? Why do we allow some American students in public schools time to go to a prayer room to practice their particular sect of religion? Why are we telling American students that they are not allowed to eat in front of fasting Muslim students while they are practicing their religion in a school that supposedly ruled out all religion? These things don’t just happen overnight. Are you sure this kind of stuff isn’t happening in your school? Take a closer look. I suspect this ideology is everywhere now.

It never ceases to amaze me how a country that walks around with access to so much information at their fingertips, literally on our phones, as we go about our daily business every day, is not informed on basic issues. In general, I think we have simply stopped connecting the dots or were not taught how to do that. Which is it? I think both. We have access to speeches, lectures, copies of original documents and some pretty reputable sources, yet we choose to not take full advantage of these and inform ourselves.

Information is out there and free for the taking. No need to go to the library and search through card catalogues anymore.

Don’t take my word for it. None of my ideas are even original. I just try to connect the dots that I think need connecting and ask you to seek this information out for yourselves. The future generations of America are counting on us to teach them truth. What has worked to prosper this exceptional nation we live in and what problems should we avoid? We will and are inevitably repeating very basic mistakes that need to be stopped immediately. It’s time to wake up and smell the evil. Education is the key. We have to go back to teaching the basic principles that our founders agreed were foundational to prosperity in a civilized society.

With that said, I am a huge fan of a book called The Five Thousand Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen. I have read others, but this one is worth mentioning once or twice. At the end of both the printed book and the audio version there is a speech given by Skousen in 1981 called, The Secret to America’s Strength. This speech alone is worth the price of the book.

When I recently re-listened to the speech, I noticed that when Skousen mentions that the schools in America were encouraged by the founders to teach the five fundamentals of sound religion, he included the Muhammadans in his list of religious sects that practice these five fundamentals. I suspect that back in 1981 he might not have heard that Islam is the Religion of Peace. Why not? I am guessing that Muslims didn’t have to try to convince anyone that they were peaceful. I suspect they still appeared to be peaceful in America. I also suspect that Skousen believed that Islam qualified as a sound religion.

Is that still true today? Take a look at the news or the headlines. Notice that the amount of burkas we see worn today are increasing and so are the crimes in the name of Allah. When we hear Allahu Akbar and a crime is committed, isn’t it clear that this god is not the same god that the Bible speaks of? Serious crimes are being committed in the name of this Allah. Our founders made it clear that you can’t commit a crime in the name of religion in America.

Here is a summary of these five principles our founders professed were critical to obtain a prosperous, civilized republic. Ask yourself this question: Would you object to any of these principles being taught to your child in a public school? There is a Creator that created all things. The Creator, that created all things, revealed a moral code of behavior for happy living which distinguishes right from wrong because He created us and knows what is best for us. This Creator holds mankind responsible for the way you treat each other. You and everyone else will live beyond this life and answer to this Creator. You will be judged for your conduct in this life after you die.

When we know and teach these principles, we can clearly see that Islam is not a sound religion at all. Our founders warned against teaching religious denominations in public schools, but they encouraged teaching these five principles of all sound religion. They clearly implied that all religions are not sound! Religions that are not sound have no place in America.

This is where I think preachers can start. I believe it is critical to teach in all churches that Allah and the God of the Bible are different gods. I have had numerous conversations with Christians about this. Far too many Christians have no idea that the gods are different, they have to be told and taught. Don’t assume they will do this on their own.

Our founders were referring to the God of the Bible when they spoke of a Creator. The Quran’s god is a false god. He can lie and he encourages violence in his name. The evidence is right under our noses, but yet we refuse to acknowledge this. American public schools should not be promoting any denomination at all, let alone this dangerous ideology. Time to re-think and re-educate.

If you are sitting under a preacher that is afraid to say the God of the Bible and Allah are different gods completely to his congregation, you are sitting under a weak and/or a false preacher. This is just far too obvious to ignore anymore. A preacher is supposed to study Bible doctrine and teach it. They are also a watchman and are supposed to warn their congregations of danger. Islam is danger and promotes a false god. Any churched person should be 100% clear about this. No excuses. Don’t sit and listen to a cowardly preacher, find the nearest EXIT sign. If your preacher is promoting a school system that encourages Islam in any way shape or form, follow the EXIT sign. If your preacher’s children go to a public school and you can clearly see he has a choice, he is a poor example and isn’t informed enough to see the obvious. Find the EXIT sign. Does this help?

Many public schools have completely removed Biblical principles and literally replaced them with other principles. In the public school, your child is a monkey or simply taught that anything he or she feels is right is okay. They replace God with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, leprechauns, etc. This type of teaching gives evil the opportunity to creep in. Why do we participate and support a system like this? The system seems to promote everything else, but the principles we were founded on.

I suspect it is time for American citizens to re-think their participation in this system. Your children will be done with school before any affective change is even possible. It took years to corrupt it and it will take years to go back, if that is even possible. Protect your children from this harmful nonsense. If enough people exit the system, that will impact it. I suspect it is time to scrap the system and start over. Check out a documentary called Indoctrination by Colin Gunn. Watch it and then pinch your neighbor.

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Judy Rice

About the author, Judy Rice: Judy Rice is the proud mother of teenage triplets, Jillian, Spencer and Derek and wife to Gary, one of the most loving, hardworking, honorable men in the world. She is a Christian who is a huge fan of traditional marriage, freedom, and is pro- life to the core. She has a Masters in Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before kids, she worked as a counselor, advisor and teacher at the university level. She clarified her world view in her thirties and believes her most valuable education continues to come from reading the Bible, reading in general, listening, paying attention and participating in meaningful communication wherever it occurs. View all articles by Judy Rice

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